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Gay Wrestling League FURIOUS at WWE Star

3/29/2011 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The champion of the Pro Gay Wrestling Federation is OUTRAGED that WWE announcer Michael Cole has not been suspended for posting a homophobic slur on Twitter ... TMZ has learned.

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First off ... yes, there is a Pro Gay Wrestling Federation.

Secondly, we spoke with PGW champion -- The Gay Avenger -- who tells us he's upset by Cole's "intolerant and insensitive" comment ... and insists the word encourages a "hostile bullying environment."

PGW founder and CEO Francis Minks adds, "How can ANYONE at the WWE say anything derogatory about gay people?? Look at what they do and have been doing for a living for years! Big muscles, small tights rolling around! I'm just saying, honey."

Minks adds, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw sconces!"

Cole has since issued an apology for using the slur ... and the WWE says Cole will take part in a GLAAD training session in an effort to educate him about the perils of discrimination. 

The Avenger -- along with several other wrestlers -- tell us they're upset Cole did not get a harsher punishment.

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31.

PRO US    

Borat: "2 guys in logo wrestle or make sexy time?

1213 days ago
32.

tgrfan42069    

in other words.this irrelevant wrestling company who probaly only has like maybe 5 fans.is trying to garner some publicity from this.its a we dont like the word ***got but dang if we wont use it for attention.***s want tolerance yet they are the worst when it comes to being tolerant.

1213 days ago
33.

J Johnson    

First the Dane Cook story, and now this. Jeez, I'm starting to miss crazy Charlie.

1213 days ago
34.

Marty    

Most gays are very fickle.
They expect us to tolerate them but they won't allow me to have an opinion?
I still remember explaining to my 6 year old son why that man is naked and wearing a fake feather vagina in public.

1213 days ago
35.

Missy    

His twitter page, he should be able to say what he wants...this being America & all.

1213 days ago
36.

MoonDust    

Please I am gay, and gay people call eachother F AG all the time, is it ok for them to do so? NO!!

1213 days ago
37.

wook    

isnt that the place andre the giant got his nickname ?? lol

1213 days ago
38.

misfit    

I'm so sick of people in this country getting OFFENDED......grow the eff up!

1213 days ago
39.

Total Moron Zone    

There's no crying in baseball and there is no place for bullying in wrestling. If there are issues, discuss them peacefully and stage oh, I know! a grudge match!

Wrestling must be kept pure by keeping hostility and an atmosphere of bullying out of the ring. Is nothing sacred?

1213 days ago
40.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Im sure the sensitivity training is a joke,,,bet they sit around cracking *** jokes for 2 hours and then go to the bar

1213 days ago
41.

Marie    

Michael Cole apologized for his homophobic comments on twitter so he should not be suspended.It's not like he killed anybody.

1213 days ago
42.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh come on now. these f.a.g.g.o.t.s are probably big strong dudes and can defend themselves very well! why such the cry-baby scenario??!

1213 days ago
43.

justsaying    

everytime you think these HOMOsexuals can't get any more gross, they raise the level. Instead of wrestling, they probably want to have a di&k sucking contest.

1213 days ago
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Homeo Fagalicious    

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1213 days ago
45.

SantaFeJack    

I'm gay and obviously out of the loop...this is the first I've heard of the Pro Gay Wrestling League. They should thank Minkes for giving them the opportunity to advertise their existence. Is professional gay wrestling any less stupid than straight professional wrestling? I doubt it.

1213 days ago
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