Jordan Myles quits WWE with NSFW Twitter rant

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With such a big roster of performance athletes, my first response to this bit of news was – who?

Performing under the name ACH, Jordan Myles made a name for himself in the independent wrestling circuit; especially in AAW and ACW. He was even ranked #58 on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 list without appearing as part of a major promotion. This all changed, of course, when he signed with WWE in March 2019 and started appearing at NXT house shows. Eventually, he went on to win NXT’s Breakout Tournament and challenged Adam Cole for the championship in a losing effort.

Then, it all came crashing down.

In October 2019, WWE released Jordan Myles’ official t-shirt based on the concept that the superstar always smiles. However, he viewed the design as racist; citing that it resembled blackface and other bigoted stereotypes. After a whirlwind of drama, WWE ended up changing the t-shirt, but stated they had created it with Myles’ approval, and Jordan apologized for blowing up and handling the situation in a such a public manner. It seemed the issue was resolved. Until now.

On November 13th 2019, Jordan went on his official Twitter and stated: “As of today, I’d like to officially announce that I quit f****** WWE. I am no longer employed. I refuse to work for racist…I f****** quit. F*** them! I hate that f****** company and everything they f****** stand for. All they ever did was hold our f****** people back. I do this s*** for the culture, I don’t need anyone’s f****** permission to do what I want to do. Screw Jordan Myles, don’t ever call me by that slave name, call me ACH and don’t forget the super b****. I quit, f*** you!”

A video of his rant can be found below.

For the record, I don’t think WWE is racist. Some of their biggest superstars – past and present – are of African American descent. Mark Henry, Booker T, Kofi Kingston, Bobby Lashley, Ron Simmons, R-Truth, Sasha Banks and Jacqueline – to name a few. I think the situation revolving around Mr. Myles is unfortunate, but speaks more to his professionalism and inner-struggles than anything to do with Vince McMahon. He was out of control and brought bad publicity to the company, and was more than likely put on some sort of time-out until the dust cleared. Without being used on television, he knew his momentum was fading, so he went the easy route and started pointing fingers.

It should be noted that WWE superstars cannot simply quit the company. They sign contracts and agreements, and if Jordan wants out of his contract, he’s going to need legal help and a lot of money – which he surely does not have after such a short tenure on NXT. WWE also has “no compete” contracts where superstars cannot perform for other brands after they conclude their duties with the company. I don’t think this is the last time we’ll see Jordan, but it’s more than likely going to be a while before he performs again and it certainly won’t be with WWE.

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