Last April, rapper Wale (pronounced “wall-ay” and not “whale,” in case you were wondering) went to Raw in Washington, D.C. and got into a physical altercation with a Twitter troll. Keep in mind that Wale is a musician and a guy in the crowd and not a professional wrestler.
Since then, times have been tough, and Wale’s now working with TMZ to get back in WWE’s good graces.
Rap superstar Wale believes he’s been “blackballed” by the WWE over an incident last year — but he’s begging the organization for a 2nd chance … and tells TMZ Sports he’s willing to do anything to bury the hatchet.
If you watch TMZ’s video, though, it puts things into perspective. Wale is upset because he went to WrestleMania 31 and got complimentary fifth row seats — to WrestleMania — instead of VIP front row with backstage access. This guy is legitimately hurt to the point of contacting a tabloid news service because he got to sit four rows from the front at one of WWE’s biggest shows of all time, but wasn’t celebrated for doing so. Holy crap.
I was actually in line with Wale at will call outside of Levi’s Stadium as the show was starting. He was probably 20 people ahead of me. Former ECW and Intercontinental Champion and current Lucha Underground star Big Ryck/Ezekiel Jackson was somewhere between us. Big Zeke had to stand in line with his family and wait for tickets like a human being and he has held championship gold in WWE. You didn’t see Zeke in the front row, did you? But Wale’s mad that they didn’t send out a little cart and drive him up through the back.
Here’s to hoping WWE will give Wale a throne at ringside for WrestleMania 32 and that this long national nightmare can come to an end.