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Miz dissing on Cena lol

Yeah that was funny. I guess they are about to have a battle of the whitest white boys, lol.

I'd like to point out that Kofi Kingston is from Ghana not Jamaica.

Yeah his mother said it in an interview, I know that the WWE was pissed.

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I'd like to point out that Kofi Kingston is from Ghana not Jamaica.

It's all the same to Vince. This is the same guy that made Scott Hall a Cuban, and made gave a guy from the US a "Terrorist" gimmick even when he had someone from the middle east on the roster.

Great, Orton and Edge are champs again :doh:

Edge :point2sky

Orton :doh:

Looks like I'll be taking a bit of a break from watching the E for a while. ROH and TNA will have to tide me over.

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It's all the same to Vince. This is the same guy that made Scott Hall a Cuban, and made gave a guy from the US a "Terrorist" gimmick even when he had someone from the middle east on the roster.

Some other examples:

Nikolai Volkoff - born in Yugoslavia, yet he played the role of a Russian commie

Rowdy Roddy Piper - born in Canada, played a pissed off dude from Scotland

Yokozuna - billed as a sumo from Japan, he grew up in California

Muhammad Hassan the pissed off Arab-American, I loved that character. His real name is Mark Copani a full blooded Italian from NY.

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Some other examples:

Nikolai Volkoff - born in Yugoslavia, yet he played the role of a Russian commie

Rowdy Roddy Piper - born in Canada, played a pissed off dude from Scotland

Yokozuna - billed as a sumo from Japan, he grew up in California

Muhammad Hassan the pissed off Arab-American, I loved that character. His real name is Mark Copani a full blooded Italian from NY.

How about Kane the brother of the Undertaker that was also a dentist named Issac Yankem DDS, whose face was so mangled that he needed a mask, but when the mask came off his face was fixed.

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Muhammad Hassan the pissed off Arab-American, I loved that character. His real name is Mark Copani a full blooded Italian from NY.

lol, Muhammad Hassan was funny.

I wonder how is TNA going to use Bobby Lashley, I hope they don't try to do anything stupid.

Edit Just Found this on Wikipedia:

SmackDown! controversy

On the episode of SmackDown! taped on July 4, General Manager Theodore Long put Muhammad Hassan in a match against The Undertaker at The Great American Bash and placed Daivari in a match that night against the Undertaker. Daivari was defeated easily, but Hassan began to "pray" on the ramp, summoning five masked men, dressed in black shirts, ski-masks, and camo pants. Armed with clubs and a piano wire, they beat and choked the Undertaker out, and Hassan put him in the Camel Clutch. Afterward, the masked men lifted Daivari above their heads and carried him away. Three days later, hours before the episode was scheduled to air, the London bombings took place.[21] Without sufficient time to properly edit the segment out of the show, UPN showed the footage unedited in the United States and on The Score in Canada with an advisory warning shown several times during the broadcast. It was removed from the Australian and European (including in the UK) broadcasts.[22]

The angle elicited national attention in the New York Post, TV Guide, Variety, and other major media outlets. In response to the criticism, UPN decided that it would monitor the storyline closely and that it did not want the Hassan character on its network that week.[23] Hassan later delivered a promo to the live crowd for the July 14 airing of SmackDown!, but when UPN announced that the segment would be edited, WWE decided to host the video of the segment on its official website. In the segment, Hassan, reiterates that he is an Arab-American and that the American people automatically and unfairly assume that he is a terrorist. Despite being in character, he referred to the real-world media coverage of the storyline, singling out the New York Post's Don Kaplan by name, and denouncing his description of the events on SmackDown!, such as Kaplan's comment of the masked men being "Arabs in ski masks". On the July 14 episode of SmackDown!, Hassan's absence was explained by a statement delivered by his lawyer, which said that Hassan refused to appear on the show until that month's Great American Bash due to the way he had been treated by the media and WWE fans.[24]

It was revealed in late-July 2005 that UPN had pressured WWE to keep Hassan off of their network, effectively removing him from SmackDown![25] However, Hassan had been booked as the winner in his number one contender's match against the Undertaker at The Great American Bash, setting up a Batista-Hassan match for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. With no chance of having Hassan wrestle on SmackDown!, the Undertaker won the match instead. At the Great American Bash, after Hassan's loss, he was given the Last Ride through an open stage ramp onto a concrete floor where it was reported that he sustained serious injuries and had to be rushed to a nearby medical facility, apparently a solution aimed to end the Hassan character.[26] Several days later, WWE.com hosted a video of a kayfabe announcement from Theodore Long, where he reiterates the stipulation that Hassan would no longer appear on SmackDown!. He said to Hassan, "You can go to Raw, or you can go anywhere else in the world. But as far as I'm concerned, you can go to hell!!" Due to increasing public pressure, the WWE was forced to later drop the character altogether, sending Copani and Daivari to their developmental territories to alter their gimmicks. This resulted in huge fan backlash, mostly because Hassan had developed a cult following.[27]

Although Daivari would report to Deep South Wrestling (and later would return to WWE), wrestling reports indicated that Copani would not, and on September 21, 2005, Copani was released from his WWE contract. While the WWE article detailing his release indicated that he may return in the future (possibly in his Hassan character),[28] Copani was quoted as being eager to pursue a career in acting and is currently a writer with Writers Guild of America.[citation needed] Copani has no intention to return to professional wrestling.[citation needed]

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