AEW Rampage aired tonight on TNT, and a rap from Max Caster of the Acclaimed was edited out of the broadcast, according to footage from fans in attendance, due to lyrics mentioning Russian President Vladamir Putin.
“Play with the Acclaimed, you’ve gotta be stupid. This guy is as popular as Vladamir Putin.” said Caster just before his partner, Anthony Bowens, lost to Orange Cassidy in a “Face Of The Revolution” ladder match qualifier. The contest was the main event of the evening.
— P E R C • P H A R A O H ★ (@TranquiloSZN) February 26, 2022
The Russian invasion of the Ukraine began on Wednesday. Initially, when the edited footage ran on TNT, the most edgy part of the dialog questioned why Orange Cassidy didn’t have any black friends.
Caster’s last controversial pre match rap had to deal with mental illness during the 2020 summer Olympics, when champion gymnast Simone Biles was struggling with a condition that kept her from competing in the Tokyo games.
Here are some of the tweets from tonight..
— twitch.tv/sencii (@senciid) February 26, 2022
Lmao that was the worst rap Max Caster has ever done and think of the ground that covers
— Tay *redacted* (@tayredacted) February 26, 2022
In case you weren't aware, Max Caster had a Vladimir Putin reference in his rap in the taping on Wednesday. For some reason, it was cut from the broadcast.
— The Farther in Lightness Goer (@Corey5771) February 26, 2022
AEW cut the Putin line from Max Caster's rap. Learning from past mistakes. Good stuff. #AEWRampage
— Jordan Patu (@Jordan_Patu) February 26, 2022
I know it was for a reason but max caster is that dude…that reasoning for that rap is hilarious #AEWRampage
— Mr. Petty II (@SpeedyTheFox_17) February 26, 2022
WTF MAX CASTER WENT FOR THE THROAT TONIGHT WITH THAT RAP?? #AEW 💀💀💀
— – ̗̀TastyRC ̖́- (@TastyRC) February 26, 2022
TK also better cut Max Caster rap our country gonna be fucked 😳 https://t.co/VxThJis9r8
— Elijah Close イライジャ クロス (@ElijahClose17) February 24, 2022
Max Caster's raps, man… I wanna like the gimmick, but… pic.twitter.com/xJWJxeZUWS
— 🥩 (@mastersteak88) February 26, 2022
It all makes sense now. Danhausen cursed Max Caster forcing him to rap like shit. Great long term storytelling at hand imo.#AEWRampage
— Alex #FreeAli (@AliGWrestling) February 26, 2022
keep your fucking hands off Max Caster’s raps. This is censorship @TonyKhan
— David (@WHOWASONCRACK) February 26, 2022
Caster began trending on Twitter under “wrestling” after the broadcast ended at 11pm EST.
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