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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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31.

Get better, kiddo    

the word is powerful ONLY because you made it that way - the most powerful for me is 'peace'

2341 days ago
32.

MissLady    

Ummm YEAH, look at the people who go to WWE events, look at the places WWE comes to (Lynchburg, VA anyone?) WWE is no safe place for a Black man...there was a time, before Black people startin wearin their rose colored glasses in the 90s, that we knew and understood places that were not safe for us, or welcoming, and WWE (WWF then) was definietely on the "let them have that" list...this is America people, and guess what, they don't really like us.

2341 days ago
33.

MissLady    

yeah, i know, i misspelled definitely

2341 days ago
34.

varrick    

He was one of the original members of the "Freebirds" along with Terry Gordy and that other little guy. 60 days is a bit over the board. Should've used monkey in my opinion.

2341 days ago
35.

VAN-HALEN ROCKS    

this is starting to sound like nascar...

2341 days ago
36.

Eli Jakeman    

WTF!!! Look at all the racist comments here!! "White people are stupid", and "All white males are alike". If those aren't racist comments, then I really don't know what is. If that's how you see people of a different racial background then your head is further up your @ss then the freakin' Michael Hayes'. And I don't need to hide behind some nic when I voice my opinion like some racist coward.

2341 days ago
37.

VAN-HALEN ROCKS    

this is starting to sound like nascar...

2341 days ago
38.

Tim Blaze    

Hayes is one of the best of all time. Mark Henry is burning bridges, snitches wear ( you know)...remember Hayes IS the writer of what goes down.

2341 days ago
39.

FATASS KIM IS A RACIST    

hey UGO- are you boycotting OBAMA? i bet not! blacks can say anything they want that is racist but let a white person and then it is time to end thier career!!! stop being onesided!!!!!!! OBAMA HATES WHITE PEOPLE!

2341 days ago
40.

Kerry    

So he used the N word, big deal. It's getting so there is no such thing as freedom of speech in this country & speaking one's mind is punished.

2341 days ago
41.

moreofaNthanU    

60 days without pay for saying a word. that is just gay. It isn't like a word actually hurts someone. Like the old saying goes, "Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me."

2341 days ago
42.

Lady D    

I heard this same guy almost got fired for gettng plastered and mouthing off and the boss' daughter's wedding a couple of years ago.

2341 days ago
43.

BlueberryMuffin    

That's a racist comment? It is merely a word. If you are defensive about it perhaps you've gone into agreement with it.

2341 days ago
44.

BlueberryMuffin    

now I'm JUS sayin.......Get a life. The "N" word as you put it, when you speak to the whites, is used on a daily basis by "N"'s. Does it have a different meaning when a person of color uses it?

2341 days ago
45.

mikey    

So not only is WWE the fakest,soap opera type of show on tv,its also racist,what a shocker.Spend your money on real fighting over at UFC,where there is real blood and they don't know who will win before the fight starts.As for #27,barack Obama is half white,so it would be pretty hard for him to hate white people,does he hate his own mother then????????

2341 days ago
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