AJ Gray, a former GCW Champion, recently spoke about AEW not hiring many black male wrestlers. All Elite Wrestling is a promotion that promised its fans that they will have a very diverse roster. However, that promise has fallen flat on its face.
AJ Gray even called the famous promotion out on social media for this. He spoke about this face on the Wrestling Inc. Daily.
AJ Gray on AEW not Having Black Wrestlers
"With WWE I don't get time to watch as I've got to work every day.
AEW – they preached – when they started their company how different everything would be, how diverse it would be and all of this stuff," said Gray. "I even talked about it on Twitter – if you look at them – one singles wrestler that's a black male.
Now with their women's division, they're actually doing something decent with that as they have quite a few with different backgrounds in their division. They have quite a few women with a different ethnic background but when you look at the males, it's almost like it's no one.
"It's Scorpio Sky and the African Americans they did use, they get about 2 minutes and 50 seconds on Dark. They get beat up really fast and that's it. Is that all you think of that talent? Come on now, give them a legitimate chance.
You gave Alan Angels a legitimate chance against Kenny Omega and now you signed him. What's stopping you from doing that with Suge D or someone else?" Surge D is not currently under contract. Gray spoke about him and his status.
"It's not really a one particular person thing. It's just a fact of the matter that it's so little," stated AJ Gray who was then asked if WWE is doing a better job with diversity than AEW. "I don't wanna sound like I'm picking a side right now.
WWE has been guilty of doing really messed up things to African Americans. But they also have been ahead of the curve a little bit when it comes to using African Americans. MVP and Lashley aren't new names. They were there 10+ years ago? They were doing great things and now they're actually getting a chance to run with stuff. Mark Henry getting a chance to run with stuff. A lot of people getting a chance to run with stuff.