EFFY Wants To Deal With Homophobes 'Pink Panther' Style; Talks Receiving Terrorist Threats In Tampa

EFFY is FINE with not being tolerant of the views of people that are hateful.

EFFY is becoming one of the top wrestlers outside of the worlds of AEW or WWE. Having earned victories over names like Matt Cardona and Ricky Morton, EFFY is now prepared to be in a featured match inside the Hammerstein Ballroom against WWE Hall of Famer, Jeff Jarrett.

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EFFY, a proudly openly gay man, has spent a lot of time over the past several years spotlighting other LGBTQ talents in the world of wrestling. One of the ways he does this is through his Big Gay Brunch shows. The first of these shows was supposed to be held in Tampa, Florida as part of the original plans for WrestleMania 36 weekend before the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of this, EFFY put out a promo saying that if anyone was going to be hateful at the event, he would personally beat them up in the streets.

This received several terroristic threats and now, during an appearance on Barstool’s Rasslin podcast, EFFY explains exactly how he would have dealt with those threats. Speaking to Brandon Walker, EFFY explained he wants to go back to the days of the Pink Panther, and he's not talking about the cartoon.

"Someone the other day said, 'Do you worry about gay-bashing?' I said, Do you?' I didn't know what gay-bashing was. I thought it was when the gays bashed the shit out of you. I want to go back to the Pink Panthers' time. The big dudes who used to roam the street and they'd be like, 'Oh, is that some gay violence? We better go kill the homophobes,' and they would just beat the fuck out of you if you mess with gay people, drag queens. I'm bringing it back."

He continued, "I had a terrorist threat on my Big Gay Brunch in Tampa. Listen, the first Big Gay Brunch, I put out a promo that said if you come to my show, if you say anything homophobic if you try any bullshit, I will take you on the streets and I will bleed you out. Personally, I will bleed you out and kill you in the streets. If you fuck with me on my show. It is okay. As we highlight LGBTQ talent, we create a safe space for people who are not usually welcome to wrestling. If you show up to my show, I'm going to beat your ass in the street till you're done. Well, someone was very offended by that and called in multiple domestic terrorism threats. So I'm about to fight AJ Gray at a show in Indiana and I get a call from some detective in Tampa. I'm like, oh shit. He goes, 'We heard about your video where you say you're gonna kill everybody in the streets.' I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'Well, it's fine because you're completely in character.' So then, I was like, 'Great. Legally, anything I say is in character now.' He said, 'These guys are calling for domestic threats, [threatening] they are going to kill you. They're going to show up with guns. Yeah, we got to take it seriously.' COVID ended up pushing that event back and moved it to another state. But I'm standing outside this show going 'Oh, fuck, what have I done? I've unlocked the whole box with my stupid thing.' I was like, 'I'm not taking it down. I'm gonna make it a t-shirt.'"

You can buy that shirt at this link.

EFFY will take on “clout vampire” Jeff Jarrett on Sunday, January 23 at The WRLD on GCW. Learn more about the card and that match at this link.

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