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WWE Writer Allegedly Dishes Racist Smackdown

4/23/2008 8:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There's no doubt that using the n-word is stupid -- but allegedly using the n-word in front of a guy that's over six-feet-tall, weighs nearly 400 pounds and calls himself "The World's Strongest Man" is beyond idiotic. Enter WWE writer Michael Hayes.

TMZ has confirmed that Hayes, the head writer for WWE's "Smackdown," has been suspended for 60 days -- allegedly for using racist language in front of wrestler Mark Henry. Michael's haymaker was supposedly thrown while out drinking at a party during the weekend of Wrestlemania, where ProWrestling.net reports Hayes told Henry, "I'm more of a n----- than you are."

It's unknown whether or not Hayes was subsequently hit in the face with a metal chair.

A rep for the WWE released this statement: "Due to inappropriate behavior, Michael Hayes was suspended for 60 days with no pay. In order to return to work, Michael Hayes will be required to undergo further evaluation."

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miranda "m.f." gordy    

ok first off anyone who said anything bad about micheal hayes can suck it. haha. no really if you have said somthing against him here then you obviously arnt a wrestling fan and should not be sticking your opinions where they dont belong. if you know who the fabulous freebirds are then you will know that yes they carried the rebel flag, yes they are southern, and hell yeah they are hell raisers who know how to party. but this is for show. micheal hayes is not an alcoholic and is not a racist. he has a diverse group of friends and does not see them as anyting different. what hapened was just a joke that mark henry took seriously. micheal hayes regrets it and did not acttualy mean it to be offensive. if you read the article you will notice that micheal hayes wasnt staight up calling mark henry a name he was calling himself that name also. actually saying he was a bigger one than mark henry.

the thing about the freebirds is is that people loved to hate them.people payed money to see them get there butts kicked. so when you hate you are just helpng the business.

thank you to everone who still supports the wwe and actually read the article and has enough competence to know what really went on. alot of people called the wrestling fans rednecks,white trash,and other not so nice things. maybe the people who are complaining about discrimination need to take a step back and look at themselves.

and to everyone who used this article to try and stop racism....racism wasnt really a part of this even though racial slurs were used. racism will always be around. people will always be prejudice to somthing. next time you want to try and fix other peoles hate and discrimination, look at yourself first. do you really look at everyone the same way? that means everyone:black,white,handicapped,old,young,male,female.....ect. no one is perfect and the world is not perfect, and it will never be.

but to everyone the wwe isnt racist and all races watch it. thats why they travel all over the world.

as long as you re watching and loving and hating the business ,they are doing thier job.

2305 days ago
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miranda "m.f." gordy    

id like to add that the there are new Fabulous Freebird action figures, a dvd and an awesome tshirt. everyone needs to check them out.

the Fabulous Freebirds were one of the greatest tag teams ever.


fans need to support micheal through this.

micheal hayes deserves some credit for helping make the wwe what it is today.

2305 days ago
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Little Melvin    

I see there are some white Americans on this site who feel that its ok to use the n word because Black Americans use the word. Let me say while I agree there is no place for the word at all and that blacks(Im Black by the way) shouldnt use it at all, it doesnt justify white,asians or any other race using the word in a negative way. I saw how one gentleman claimed he and his friends use it with there black friends. Though I dont agree with your black friends for allowing you(white friends) to say the n word, I respect there choice to allow you to say it to them being it doesnt bother them.

Now, the one x factor in all this is, blacks for years have been called the n word in mean negative ways for hundreds of years. That said, if you claim that until blacks stop calling each other the n word you and all races should be able to say the word, my dear sir ask your self if you are out of touch. Its a difference between friends that are white and black saying the n word when the blacks among the group know theres no harm meant at all and a man who in a negative way uses it to the degree he's suspended.

We must, white black,asian and hispanic in the USA and around the world use common sense about such things. I would never feel it is ok to call an Asian,Hispanic, or Jewish person a name that demeans there race if Im joking or not. Thats me, that said I wont knock blacks that allow there friends to do so and they according to the blacks that allow there white friends ti use the n word dont mean any harm. As for the employee of WWE, you cant have employees under any situation calling others they work with racial slurs. Thats the bottom line!

And yes blacks need to stop using the n word but, you cant justify the use of a word that not all blacks use because some blacks do. For one, most older blacks dont use it because they went through the worse of times when it was only used by people of other races and the word truly hurts them. So I say to those non-blacks who use this word, please dont out of respect for the damage the word has caused and what it truly means. If your not a racist dont use this word please, it hurts trust me. Thanks, I do respect the opinions of those who feel its used by blacks and think its not right to be told they cant but, be a better person than that and dont justify negative actions if its not right. God Bless!

L.G.N.M

2273 days ago
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jane doe    

Everyone is forgetting that Mark Henry's Olympic record is no joke folks.He's a beautiful brother with a great wife and strong son. Human being in the game for 12 years. He deserves the belt. Try to take it from him Holla!!!!! Proud of Him Obama & Jesse, Sharpton, Malcolm, Frederick Douglass, Gov. Patterson. Dang Haters lol lol go get you some...
As for the infamous "N" word... How could we not be offended. Get over it???? Tired rhetoric.

2273 days ago
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Fed up-grow up    

I am black and I agree that the word should not be used by ANYONE. It is offensive in what it represents. But you can't pick and choose when it is ok. The word BITCH is offensive to some women, but you can't get mad when someone calls you that and you call yourself that out in public. Self respect-that is what people need to have. The point about Blacks calling each other that? If I call my relative "stupid", it is wrong, but it is family. We laugh it off. Now if someone else calls my relatives "stupid", it makes us angry. We can insult our own family. Too many young Blacks don't realize the strength of the word and they take it as a cool moniker to carry. I agree with the one person on this board that may be White-Stop using the word if you don't want to be called that. I totally disagree with using it and I won't allow my son to use it (he may but not in my presence). Stop giving power to word-Stop using it and stop glamorizing the word. Respect yourself and one another. This is just my opinion like everyone else. Gas, food, and other things are going wrong today-We need to get a clue.

2273 days ago
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moneyman    

i would have done more that hit him in the face with a metal chair

2342 days ago
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Oppsishitedovertherainbowtofindthepotofgold    

LMAO to be continued.......................

2342 days ago
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Nessa    

good job for getting your stories correct tmz...he threw his n-word tyrade almost 3 weeks ago!

2342 days ago
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darkjedi    

hey number 4 it just came out 2 days ago if not yesterday people that has asked where hayes ways were told he was on vacation . now useing the n wrd is wrong yes but useing the n word to mark henry how fing stupid are you he calls himself the silver back he is a mountion of a man i would hate to meet him in a dark ally at night

2342 days ago
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paul"earthquake"moore    



WEEKEND OF PEACE
"LET BOOKS RULE, KEEP GUNS OUT OF SCHOOL"


When: Friday, May 2, 2008 and Saturday, May 3, 2005.
Location: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 7001 Woodland Ave. Phila, PA 19142
Phone: (215) 385-2696





Paul "Earthquake" Moore is pleased to announce a "Weekend of Peace". On Friday, May 2 2008 there will be a roller skating party from 5:00 to 7:30 at the Elmwood skating rink located at 71st and Elmwood Avenue. In addition, on Saturday, May 03 2008 there will be a motorcycle run down Broad Street starting at 11:00 am in front of Broad and Pattison. We will proceed down South Broad Street around City Hall up to Broad and Cheltenham Avenue. After which we will then host a game at the New Fellowship Baptist Church located at 5:00 pm 7001 Woodland Avenue.

Motorcycle riders are invited to join our District Attorney Lynn Abraham and a host of professional riders in this special event. Basket ball players are also needed to play in our game against celebrity host and community leaders, in Saturday's game. The support of community leaders, civic leaders, sports figures, radio and TV personalities would also help make this event a big success. This weekend event will provide our schools youth with educational materials and pamphlets on non-violence and weapon control as well anger management. Monetary donations are welcomed and needed. For more information please contact Paul "Earthquake" Moore: at 215-385-2696 or E-mail: earth_quake1@hotmail.com ; P.O. Box 5323, Philadelphia, PA 19142.



2342 days ago
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paul"earthquake"moore    



WEEKEND OF PEACE
"LET BOOKS RULE, KEEP GUNS OUT OF SCHOOL"


When: Friday, May 2, 2008 and Saturday, May 3, 2005.
Location: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 7001 Woodland Ave. Phila, PA 19142
Phone: (215) 385-2696





Paul "Earthquake" Moore is pleased to announce a "Weekend of Peace". On Friday, May 2 2008 there will be a roller skating party from 5:00 to 7:30 at the Elmwood skating rink located at 71st and Elmwood Avenue. In addition, on Saturday, May 03 2008 there will be a motorcycle run down Broad Street starting at 11:00 am in front of Broad and Pattison. We will proceed down South Broad Street around City Hall up to Broad and Cheltenham Avenue. After which we will then host a game at the New Fellowship Baptist Church located at 5:00 pm 7001 Woodland Avenue.

Motorcycle riders are invited to join our District Attorney Lynn Abraham and a host of professional riders in this special event. Basket ball players are also needed to play in our game against celebrity host and community leaders, in Saturday's game. The support of community leaders, civic leaders, sports figures, radio and TV personalities would also help make this event a big success. This weekend event will provide our schools youth with educational materials and pamphlets on non-violence and weapon control as well anger management. Monetary donations are welcomed and needed. For more information please contact Paul "Earthquake" Moore: at 215-385-2696 or E-mail: earth_quake1@hotmail.com ; P.O. Box 5323, Philadelphia, PA 19142.



2342 days ago
12.

Dixie    

Stupid = Michael Hayes

2342 days ago
13.

Rap sucks    

really you would be scared seeing him in a dark ally wow,i don't even think anyone would see him in the dark hahaha im twas the size henry is or any basketball player get it?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA DON'T REPLY!

2342 days ago
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anastasia    

is this the same michael hayes that used to be a wrestler way back when........

2341 days ago
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Ramone    

anastasia, you are correct. Its Michael P.S. Hayes. He isn't exactly a small guy. They make it seem like Michael Hayes is 5 foot 3 and 125 pounds. Wrong! He's over 6 feet tall himself & probably at least 250 lbs.

2341 days ago
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