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WWE Champ CM Punk

Rape Jokes Ain't Funny

A.W. Deserved Firing

8/16/2012 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE Champion CM Punk believes Vince McMahon was RIGHT to fire Abraham Washington ... because rape jokes are not funny and have no place in the WWE.

TMZ spoke with the wrestling champ on his way in to Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills last night where he made it clear ... A.W.'s crack about Kobe Bryant during a live WWE event was definitely grounds for termination.

"I don't like to see anybody lose their job," Punk told us ... but says axing someone over a rape joke is "justified."

TMZ broke the story ... WWE fired A.W. last week, claiming it wasn't just the Kobe joke that cost him his job ... A.W. was habitually exhibiting "poor judgement."

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Fidel Sarcastro    

So making a joke about rape is a no-no but its perfectly okay to induct a convicted rapist (Mike Tyson) into the WWE Hall of Fame?

763 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Rape jokes aren't funny, especially when the man is innocent, like Kobe Bryant ;)
Prison rape jokes about men aren't funny....but have you ever seen a woman get fired for making "Bubba" jokes?
No?
Me neither.

763 days ago
18.

Miz Val    

Yeah Mumra the Ever Living but that was a almost ten years ago and you did not have to be so politically correct back then. Vince and Linda Mc have reputations to maintain now!

763 days ago
19.

Atz    

So when Big Show says to Cena "In my world, you the white girl and I'm Kobe Bryant I see the double standards here

763 days ago
20.

TiffC    

Rape is funnier if you're the raper. Less-so if you're the rapee.

763 days ago
21.

Jay    

This is so hypocritical of the WWE. He made a joke about an 8 year old rape case and he gets fired. I distinctively remember a 2003 segment between John Cena and the Big Show where Big Show referenced the incident. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V6gr8CB-Eg

763 days ago
22.

THIN LIZZY    

Seriously, this guy is really starting to get on my nerves.

763 days ago
23.

Betamax    

Is it me or does this guy look like Chunk from the Goonies?

763 days ago
24.

alphahaleman    

"rape jokes aren't funny and have no place in the WWE"!...Yet a convicted rapist like "Mike Tyson",has a place in the "WWE Hall of Fame"! That makes sense...NOT!!! :(

763 days ago
25.

tgrfan42069    

he works for the same company who praised mike tyson a convicted rapist by inducting him into their fake hall of fame.yet he thinks rape jokes are wrong.lol wrestling is dead now days any way.the only people who watch are the die hard fans.it will never be as big as it used to be

763 days ago
26.

MadroxsGirl    

When Big show made that comment to Cena. WWE wans't PG.!! Guess what time has change WWE is now kid friendly.

Plus people know that going to a live event that isn't being taped. The wrestlers are able to interact with the fans. The fan was heckling CM Punk and Punk gave it right back.

763 days ago
27.

Melanie    

Didn't they have a necrophilia storyline? And isn't Mike Tyson in the Celebrity wing of the Hall of Fame. But by all means making a rape joke about Kobe (who was proved not guilty) is inappropriate. Punk should sit down and enjoy his ride while he's on it.

763 days ago
28.

callmeannoying    

He's so hot!!

763 days ago
29.

latestdiets.net    

faaacck da cm punk. the real shampion is iron sheik. he would break his back and make him humble...old country way.

763 days ago
30.

mary    

I love how everyone is so up in arms pissed at punk with siding with the boss...how many of you guys would tell side against the boss in your daily lives...or do you have jobs?

763 days ago
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