Where do you go for part two of a segment exploring racism in WWE in which former Million Dollar Manservant Virgil tells a guy he assumes is Mexican to bite him like a “big black burrito?” To a PWS show, where Virgil coaches him through “the most racist match of all-time.”
Tuesday’s Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore took the question of, “Is pro wrestling racist?” to the fans, which is probably the last place you want to take it. Their answer won’t surprise you: Racism in wrestling is totally fine because it’s not real — it’s the “world’s manliest soap opera” — and because when you wrestle Virgil, he’s gonna try to take the money out of your wallet. Because he’s black! Get it?
While the entire thing is tongue-in-cheek and self-aware (except for Virgil himself, maybe?), it didn’t sit well with some of his wrestling contemporaries. Sean “X-Pac” Waltman in particular had a problem with it, saying he’s an embarrassment to the industry and, “an embarrassment to most people of color in the industry.” Virgil’s response is, as always, extremely Virgil:
Comedy Central actually posted the full length match to go along with the segment, in case you wanted to see Ricky Velez try to hit Virgil with a watermelon.