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Okay, this one may be the most hypocritical of them all.

Like, the owners of the WWE openly support the man that questioned Obama’s citizenship and said that he should have been impeached. Not to mention, Trump openly supported the violence against people that look like Obama (read: Black people). 

Are the WWE Hall of Famers not good enough for a watered-down explanation of why they’re important to Black history or something? 

Couple Things

1. Black and African-American are not interchangeable

2. There are 17 Black WWE Hall of Famers. 13 of them were actually in the business. Why is WWE talking about Jackie Robinson (not that he isn’t important)?

3. We know WWE doesn’t like Black people. I don’t why they feel this performance is necessary to do every month. 

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about the HOF class so far?

The Rock n’ Roll Express are beyond deserving. Kurt Angle is certainly deserving. Teddy Long is a very “WWE Hall of Fame” Hall of Famer in that he wouldn’t be a Hall of Famer in any legitimate Hall of Fame with standards, but he’s a memorable character from TV and, like, what, am I gonna be mad about it? Good for Teddy, he put in the work for a long time.

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Jacqueline joins the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016

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It’s not surprising that CM Punk cited the radical WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as a childhood influence. After all, Punk was the embodiment of the anti-establishment, whose skill at igniting verbal “pipe bombs” was rivaled only by the late “Hot Rod” himself.

Punk even looked the part of rebel with his too-numerous-to-count tattoos and body piercings. Yet, he waxed way more philosophical than his exterior might have suggested, and showed a diverse set of interests that included ghost hunting, G.I. Joe and the “Straight Edge” movement, a subculture that rejects the use of drugs, alcohol and a dependency lifestyle.

Blackjack Mulligan passes away
[April 7th, 2016]

Unfortunate news in pro wrestling today, as WWE Hall Of Famer Blackjack Mulligan has tragically passed. He was 73. WWE.com posted the following:

WWE is saddened by the news that Robert Windham, aka WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away at age 73..

Considered to be one of the toughest competitors of his day — only his rival Andre the Giant could overshadow the 6-foot-9, 345-pound stud from Eagle Pass, Texas — Mulligan served as a U.S. Marine in Guam and played for the New York Jets before gaining fame in the ring. With his signature all black gear — from his cowboy hat to his leather glove — and his thick western mustache, Mulligan cut the figure of a dangerous outlaw in the ring and proved every bit as treacherous with his feared iron claw hold.

Starting off his career in the AWA as “Big” Bob Windham, Mulligan soon joined up with Blackjack Lanza to form The Blackjacks in WWE. The duo won tandem titles across the country, including a reign as WWE’s World Tag Team Champions in 1975, and made their mark as one of the most iconic duos of the 1970s. In 2006, the pair was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their manager, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

Mulligan’s career winded down in the late ’80s, but his legacy continued on as his sons, Kendall Windham and WWE Hall of Famer Barry Windham, entered the ring. Today, his hard-hitting style can be seen in his grandsons, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt, the boys of Mulligan’s son-in-law, Mike Rotunda.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Windham’s family, friends and colleagues.