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WWE Star

I Just Got FIRED Over

Kobe Rape Joke

8/10/2012 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE star Abraham Washington has just been FIRED after making a Kobe Bryant rape joke on live television last week -- and he's PISSED ... claiming the WWE has "turned its back" on him.

As we previously reported, the WWE issued an apology for its July 30 live broadcast of "Monday Night Raw" -- during which Washington took the mic and said a wrestler named Titus O'Neil was "like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado ... he's unstoppable."

Now, according to Washington, the WWE has taken further action after the joke, terminating his contract entirely.

Obviously, Washington is NOT happy -- taking to his Twitter moments ago with a barrage of angry messages ... like, "It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it's back on me."

"Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!!"

"I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans"

"Thank you WWE for creating me and then killing me because I only portrayed what I grew up watching... The #WWE!!"

A rep for the WWE tells TMZ ... "Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W. was terminated because he continued to exhibit poor judgment by making offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media."

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tgrfan42069    

wwe is a joke now.it should be on nick jr.

768 days ago
2.

TheRawNerveShow    

If it had been the WWE's meal tickets (The Rock or John Cena) making that statement, guaranteed they wouldn't have been fired.

768 days ago
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SittingInJudgement    

Actually, the joke was super funny.. Maybe Kobe shouldn't have ass-rammed a chick without her consent!

768 days ago
4.

sidithers    

Hey douchebag
You still don't get it do you dumba.ss
What if your daughter was raped
Would you still then make a rape joke?

768 days ago
5.

SittingInJudgement    

You know, if he didn't want to be "the butt' of jokes.. (See what I did there?)..

768 days ago
6.

LDB    

It was a joke, a funny joke at that. WWE needs to lighten up.

768 days ago
7.

SittingInJudgement    

Actually, it wasn't rape, it was nonconsensual sodomy.. He pulled the "Alabama Backdoor" --if he raped her he'd be in jail--bottom line.

Read the case file--oh that's right, it's SEALED! I wonder why..

768 days ago
8.

LDB    

I'm looking forward towards Blackprides next comment

768 days ago
9.

JohnniePolo    

Actually he made a Mother Teresa remark this past week. Something like "My guy is like Mother Teresa, nothing but good.." so he did try to tone his stuff down.

768 days ago
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SittingInJudgement    

Maybe he thought it wouldn't be cheating on his wife if it was not her va-jingle..

768 days ago
11.

kerrplunk    

Itsabrotherthang

768 days ago
12.

Oh A 💛💋    

Who cares

768 days ago
13.

Steph    

What a ridiculous loser!! Accept responsibility for the words that came out of your own mouth!!

768 days ago
14.

Phishie from Philly    

Who does Abraham think he is, Charles Barkley or something! Only CB can get away with saying something like that.
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Phishie from Philly

768 days ago
15.

Rogue    

Ironic he got punished more for making the joke than the guy that actually did the raping.

768 days ago
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