Ross Says WWE Should Have Kept Race Out Of Kofi’s WM35 Storyline

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently took to Twitter and said that WWE should have never brought race into Kofi Kingston’s WrestleMania 35 storyline with WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan.
JR wrote, “Race should never have been brought into the @TrueKofi storyline. It’s a classic, underdog story. Race, Religion & Politics have no place on rasslin tv, IMO.”
One fan replied and said that he believes race is a big reason why Kofi’s storyline resonated with fans. Ross would then respond with, “Only because the racial component was so strongly introduced within the storyline….IMO.”

Another fan would then point out that race, religion, politics and all the other “unnecessary bulls–t” has been part of WWE storylines for years now. Ross would then respond with, “I realize that, Chris. But that doesn’t mean a short biz entity should attempt to voluntarily add race, religion or politics to a rasslin story. IMO”
Ross also said that the numerous obstacles being forced on Kofi is what made him an underdog in the feud with Daniel Bryan.
You can check out those tweets and a few more exchanges Ross had with fans over the topic below:

Race should never have been brought into the @TrueKofi storyline.
It’s a classic, underdog story.
Race, Religion & Politics have no place on rasslin tv, IMO.
Hope to see you #WrestlemaniaWeekend pic.twitter.com/JRjMRWcMPU
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

Only because the racial component was so strongly introduced within the storyline….IMO. https://t.co/WFyaUAffno
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

I realize that, Chris.
But that doesn’t mean a short biz entity should attempt to voluntarily add race, religion or politics to a rasslin story. IMO https://t.co/NTsBHX3Uwx
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

Because of numerous obstacles forced on Kofi. https://t.co/oTT5grLoT9
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

Many wrestling promotions have distastefully used race to sell tickets for decades.
That doesn’t make it right, Joe.
Thanks for chiming in. https://t.co/yPCC4cAJEp
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

You miss the point in your haste to engage in an argument.
I simply expressed my opinion. https://t.co/cISBGMGg55
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

That certainly doesn’t make it right. https://t.co/9CsFKptJ2w
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

No…but what difference would it make?
If I was, I was doing as I was instructed but that certainly doesn’t make it strategic in today’s world. https://t.co/XKryfEfcNm
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

Fully aware of it Ben, likely before you were even born. ??
Nonetheless, I’d prefer to stay away from storyline re: race, religion and politics on TV Wrestling. Just my 2 cents. https://t.co/iLVso2kWa7
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 27, 2019

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