AEW takes action.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Spanish commentator Willie Urbina was released by the company.
Urbina was caught on the hot mic of the Fite TV broadcast making fun of Asian accents during AEW Dynamite as the company celebrated Hikaru Shida's one-year reign as AEW Women's Champion.
Alex Abrahantes asked Willie Urbina to do translation for Shida’s promo, leading to him doing an impression of Shida and making fun of Asian accents. Dasha Kuret and Thunder Rosa were also on commentary for the incident.
Los comentaristas en español de @AEW se han burlado del acento japonés de @shidahikaru durante la pausa publicitaria previa a su segmento en #AEWDynamite.— Miguel Uceda (@MigUceda) May 29, 2021
Esto es inaceptable @TonyKhan.
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The exchange was translated for Fightful by Luis Pulido (@theluispulido).
Alex Abrahantes: "Do Shida." (As in translate her promo)
Willie Urbina: Speaks incoherently using a stereotypical accent.
Thunder Rosa: "Shut up, holy crap!" (Laughs)
Willie Urbina: Continues on with accent.
Thunder Rosa: "I will throw the pen at you if you don’t stop." (Said in a joking manner)
Dasha Kuret: "Stop it! You are mean." (Seemingly addressing Urbina, sounding crossed about it)
Urbina previously worked for IMPACT Wrestling and had done Spanish commentary work for NJPW.
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