WWE moved quickly to distance itself from some of the language used during the segment on Raw that featured recent NBA first-round draft pick Lonzo Ball and other members of his family.
WWE broke the news just before Raw that Ball -- the No. 2 overall pick in last week's NBA draft by the Lakers -- would be appearing on the episode, along with his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, and younger brother, LaMelo Ball.
The Balls were part of Miz TV during a segment that included the elder Ball removing his shirt and cutting a trash-talking promo on The Miz. Twice during the segment, LaMelo Ball, who is just 15 years old, was heard using the "n-word" including him urging his father to "Beat that n---a ass!"
WWE issued a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Monday night regarding the youngest Ball's language, stating:
"The inappropriate language used by a guest during the 'Miz TV' segment was not scripted nor reflects WWE's values."