Michael Hayes/Mark Henry racial incident, Mike Foley ‘behind the Mike’

michael-hayeshfgh.jpgThe UK’s Sun printed an article today on the Michael Hayes/Mark Henry racial incident that lead to the WWE creative member being served with a 60-day suspension. The sun reports that Hayes started off the night getting drunk and singing a few songs on stage.

An eyewitness said, “Hayes was up on stage, drunk, singing badly and swaying all over the place. It’s the same thing he did at Stephanie McMahon’s wedding to Triple H. Only this night didn’t turn out so well for him.” Later that night, the same witness claims Hayes said Mark Henry’s (390lb former SmackDown wrestler and former Strongman winner) lack of success on WWE TV was due to him “not being black enough.” Hayes goes on to say, “I’ve got soul, brother. I’m more of a n***** than you are!” This leads into a brief physical altercation, quickly broken up by other wrestlers who were nearby. Henry decided to talk to WWE management about the situation and Hayes was promptly suspended.

The article goes on to suggest that it is believed racial slurs are common in the WWE.

Mick Foley debuted on color commentary for SmackDown tonight at Backlash. At the pay-per-view event, Mick Foley called the World Heavyweight Championship Match between titleholder Undertaker and Edge, with Michael Cole.

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