AEW releases broadcast team member for mocking Hikaru Shida’s accent

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

AEW has reportedly released Spanish broadcast team member Willie Urbina, according to WrestlingObserver.com. Urbina impersonated Hikaru Shida’s accent during a commercial break of Friday’s AEW Dynamite, which streamed to viewers watching the FITE TV international feed.

Powell’s POV: Urbina previously worked for Impact Wrestling as its Spanish play-by-play voice. AEW has yet to publicly announce the move, but it certainly seems justifiable.


Readers Comments (4)

  1. I don’t support any type of censorship, even racist jokes. Never tell a joke or do an impression unless you want the world to hear it. Because there is no such thing as privacy anymore.

    • That’s not censorship, you moron. That’s being accountable for being racist. You want to know what censorship is? I can suggest many countries you can go and move to.

  2. I just don’t know how this moron thought he was going to get away with it. He’s a damn announcer. Maybe he didn’t know fans that watch on FITE tv don’t have the commercial breaks? Hell, even if nobody heard him, the other 2 announcers could and should easily report him. Damn Pendejo!

  3. I think anyone who heard about that saw this coming. As soon as I read about it, I immediately thought, “Well he’ll be fired tomorrow.” Had a feeling it wouldn’t wait until business hours.

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