WWE Releases Statement Regarding Jordan Myles T-Shirt (UPDATED)

Jordan Myles has been causing a stir recently online with various tweets pointing out WWE’s t-shirt design they have for him and how it plays of bad racial stereotypes.

PWInsider reported the statement from WWE and it is as follows:

“Albert Hardie Jr. (aka Jordan Myles) approved this t-shirt for sale. As always, we work collaboratively with all of our performers to develop logos and merchandise designs and get their input and approval before proceeding. This was the same process with Albert, and we responded swiftly once he later requested that the logo/t-shirt be redesigned. No t-shirts were sold.”

If you missed any of Myles’ tweets, they started a few days ago and can be seen below.

 

This is since-deleted but the internet is forever.  The following tweets were deleted except for the last one, though it may go too so we captured it.  Please note, this video is NSFW.  The rest of this may be sensitive as well, though the profanity has been removed wherever possible:

 

He then posted this letter from Baker Landon…

 

When researching that address, it appears that the WWEcorp.com domain belongs to Mark Monitors.com – a global analytics company, not WWE.  Typing in wwecorp (dot) com goes nowhere.

 

 

S.A.M.’s Spiel: There has been plenty discussion backstage here at WR about whether this is a work or a shoot. The fact that it does blur that line has all of us scratching our heads and wondering. If this is a shoot, Myles is taking a very bold and risky stance since he is still new in NXT. If this is a work, this wouldn’t be the first time WWE uses racial stereotypes or anything of the like to garner attention. Could it be seen in poor taste if it is a work? Yes it can. On the other hand, if this could be used to give Myles another dimension in character, that could be done well. Either way, this has had the wrestling community buzzing since Myles has been tweeting about it.