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Big E Says Many in WWE Know About Lars Sullivan’s Controversial Race Comments, WWE Reportedly Knew About Comments When they Hired Him

May 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Lars Sullivan NXT 11-7-18

UPDATE: More information has come out about Lars Sullivan’s problematic past comments on online forums and when WWE knew of them. As noted earlier attention has been called once again to comments Sullivan allegedly made on a bodybuilding forum where he made what many consider to be concerning comments about race, mental issues, sexual assault, homosexuality and more. This is the second time this issue has come up, with a report in November of last year referencing earlier comments he had made under an account that was eventually banned on the forum.

Discussing the issue on Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez noted that WWE was aware of the situation when they hired him and are not going to fire him, but pointed out that Sullivan’s debut was pushed out soon after his earlier postings were first reported. Reports at the time said that Sullivan’s debut was delayed due to anxiety attacks.

Alvarez noted, “In WWE’s minds, he did this, he apologized for it, he told them that he was wrong, and that he was remorseful. And in their minds, it is a done deal. But that’s just how it was last time, I don’t know what’s going to happen as a result of this one.”

Neither Sullivan nor WWE have commented on the postings.

ORIGINAL: WWE Superstar Big E was asked about past comments Lars Sullivan made on an online body building forum. A fan linked a Squared Circle subreddit thread that compiled various screenshots of the past comments Sullivan has made, and Big E responded on Twitter, which you can see below.

Some of these posts date back to 2012. They include many prejudicial comments regarding race and social issues. The reddit thread that compiled his past comments is available HERE. It appears in August 2012, Lars Sullivan allegedly wrote on his Bodybuilding.com forum account, “On the flip side I will ask what are Kofi and R Truth supposed to be? A PG black panther stable? I always wondered why they had to team up two black guys. Both those guys look like they could be in a prison black gang.”

According to Big E, “many” in WWE are aware of Sullivan making these comments. He wrote, “Many are aware. If true, he has to bear the albatross of being a bigot & working in a company that is now filled with minorities.”

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