WWE removes Joe Gacy’s “Woke” Gimmick after Tuesday’s NXT episode following mainstream coverage

WWE has removed all references to the new “woke” gimmick debuted by Joe Gacy on Tuesday night episode of WWE NXT 2.0.

Gacy came out and cut a promo on how the ring is a safe space…and doesn’t need to use male privilege to get what he wants. He also continued on to say we can achieve unity and tolerance for all, and he is the man that will show us how to achieve peace in the safe space that is the ring.

WWE has now removed from their YouTube Channel the highlight video from the Gacy vs. Grimes match and all related tweets. The video has also been removed from WWE’s website library. 

Gacy’s gimmick received mainstream attention on Thursday with published articles that includedFOX News and The New York Post. 

The FOX News headline read “WWE pins woke left with controversial new wrestler”, and the NY Post’s headline read “WWE pokes fun at the woke left with new wrestler.”

Gacy has also deleted related posts from his Instagram, as they are no longer visible on his feed.

The FOX News article stated that critics may argue WWE may be attempting to generate some headlines as rival promotion All Elite Wrestling has created loads of buzz with critically acclaimed shows, ratings victories in the key 18-49 demographic and recent high-profile signings of a string of former WWE stars.

According to showbuzzdaily, Tuesday’s NXT drew 746,000 viewers, with 0.24 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. They came in at No. 11 for the night on cable on Tuesday. 

Gacy signed with WWE in August 2020 after the company purchased EVOLVE.

Tell us what you think? Was this WWE’s way of trying to take attention off of Wednesday’s Dynamite that featured Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson? Was this WWE’s attempting to pop a rating and try to garner higher ratings in the 18-49 demographic?

Dr. Steve Turley, who has a conservative show on YouTube did a feature story on the Gacy character, that included footage from Tuesday night’s show, which you can watch below.

You can also share your thoughts in the comments area below.

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