WWE Jordan Myles controversy

WWE confirmed in an email with Wrestleview that Albert Hardie Jr., known as Jordan Myles on the NXT roster, is no longer under contract with the company.

Hardie, who is going by his old independent name of ACH now, took to social media in October in a series of posts addressing a t-shirt made for his character that he alleged looked like blackface. Hardie specifically called out Vince McMahon and Triple H in the post, saying their vision of him is a slap in the face to every African American performer.

WWE soon responded saying that Hardie was involved in the development of the t-shirt, something he would go on to deny, saying he was misled. WWE also said they removed the t-shirt as soon as Hardie requested it and never sold a single shirt.

Last Thursday, Hardie announced in a profanity-laced video that he quit WWE and was shedding his “slave name” of Jordan Myles. Hardie stated that he didn’t want to work for a racist company. Hardie has since announced that he is taking independent wrestling dates and will be competing this Friday on Heavy Metal Wrestling in San Antonio, Texas.