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Jerry Lawler Believes His Akira Tozawa Joke Got Him Permanently Removed From WWE Commentary

Posted By: Joe West on Oct 13, 2021

Jerry Lawler Believes His Akira Tozawa Joke Got Him Permanently Removed From WWE Commentary

Jerry Lawler was recently at a virtual signing with K & S WrestleFest, where he discussed the reason he believes he's no longer on the RAW commentary team.

“I gotta be careful though. This is so crazy. Just saying Mr. Fuji, if you’re trying to use a Japanese [accent], that’ll get you in trouble today. I mean that actually happened to me. That’s probably why I’m not on Raw right now.”

The moment in question that got Lawler in trouble was when he referred to a move Akira Tozawa did as a "ramen noodle moonsault."

“What is racist about that? I thought it was funny, that’s a ridiculous name, right? And all of a sudden, the internet blows up. ‘Oh, King’s a racist,’ and even Tozawa, the next week, comes back [to tell him], ‘It’s nothing racist, I eat ramen noodles every week.’ The next week I wasn’t on Raw anymore. I don’t know if that’s what happened but anyway, you gotta be very careful. So I should probably not say Mr. Fuji [with an accent].”

Source: wrestlingnews.co
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