On the September 21st 2021 edition of WWE NXT, Joe Gacy said the following during a promo…
“NXT 2.0 is full of conflict, from the smallest microaggression to the most heinous grudges. This is a place where we settle our differences.
I come to you tonight with a mindset of conflict resolution where I don’t need to use my male privilege to get what I want.
I understand just like you that life isn’t fair. I believe that we can achieve unity and tolerance for us all, and I can be the man that will show you we can achieve peace in this safe space. And it starts tonight!”
NYPost.com, FOX News, and other outlets covered Gacy’s appearance with headlines such as “WWE pokes fun at the woke left with new wrestler.”
— Robert O'Neill (@RobertONeill31) September 23, 2021
While it’s unknown if the headlines were a factor, WWE ended up having references to Gacy (including video clips) removed from the company’s social media accounts.