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Jonathan Gresham Believes He Doesn't Need A Character To Get Over, Says He's Treated Unfairly Because Of His Race

Posted By: Guy Incognito on Jul 25, 2022

Jonathan Gresham Believes He Doesn't Need A Character To Get Over, Says He's Treated Unfairly Because Of His Race

Jonathan Gresham was recently interviewed by WrestlePurists, where he spoke about his views on the stereotypes of black wrestlers and other issues.

"It bothers me that you can have white guy number 1 with no character be great, but then you've got black guy, same 'oh he needs a character' but why? Why can't he just be a good wrestler? You've gotta be so much more than the other guy that's World Champion, doesn't have a character, he's good on the mic, sure, but he doesn't do anything other than wrist locks, hammerlocks, and some kicks. But black guy that does the same thing, I need a fucking character, I need all this extra stuff, like that's just the thing."

On the discourse on his size:

"It really is interesting, I got out of really interacting with the fans a few years back because I realized that they just want to spew whatever they believe as the Gospel and they don't understand that you go on Wikipedia right? The stats on Wikipedia they take as the Gospel. But the thing is, that Wikipedia could've been made seven years ago. Since then, of course the person probably didn't grow in height but his weight has changed. Also, me, I have never been embarrassed of my size. So when wrestling promoters are like 'what's your height?', I was like '5'4"', and they're like 'you want me to say like 5'7"' I'm just like 'No. 5'4".' People are going to stand next to me, they're going to freaking know."

"I hear this thing a lot, I'm smaller than Rey Mysterio. I can assure you, I've met the man on three occasions, we are the exact same height. But for some reason, I'm 4'9" or whatever the fuck. My mom is 4'10", I can see on top of her head, so it's just ridiculous what people wanna believe. You know what I mean? My Wikipedia might say I weigh like 160 something, but I literally, I almost weighed 200 pounds a few mounts back. I've dropped, I'm literally like 180 something right now."

Jonathan Gresham Reportedly "Cussed Out" Tony Khan, Requests His AEW/ROH Release

Fightful Select is reporting that Jonathan Gresham has requested his AEW/ROH release. Gresham lost the ROH World Championship to Claudio Ca [...]

— Ben Jordan Kerin Jul 24, 2022 03:23PM

Source: Fightful.com
Tags: #aew #roh #jonathan gresham

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