Hayes Makes Racial Comments About Obama, Dateline/WWE Story
By Raj Giri | May 18, 2008
The newsletter also mentions an interesting comment from a minority source on the WWE production team. The person noted that Dave Kapoor (Ranjin Singh) was removed as The Great Khali's manager and threatened to be fired for merely smiling during the in-ring ceremony for the 10th anniversary edition of Raw, while Hayes will be brought back to his position despite a history of racially insensitive comments.
While on the subject of potentially damaging press for WWE, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also notes that NBC's Dateline is looking to possibly do a show on the pro wrestling industry in late June, coinciding with the one year anniversary of the Benoit tragedy. Apparently it's not a done deal yet, however it almost certainly would happen if they got the cooperation of Nancy Benoit's family, who have not been speaking due to the possibility of legal action.