Ahmed Johnson was part of the Nation of Domination for a short time, but did not find much success on his own. Many things contributed to Ahmed Johnson’s retreat back in the day, but now he can look back and see the racial undertones to many of the company’s decisions.
while talking to Lucha Libre OnlineIn this article, Ahmed Johnson spoke about some of the incidents that led to his departure from WWE and what was going on behind the scenes. He said that because of those conditions he no longer wanted to be in the company.
When it came to his departure from WWE, he admitted that there was a family problem. He also clarified that there were racial colors in the backstage environment that he was largely raising.
“There was a family issue that needed my attention, but, on top of that, there were other things going on behind the scenes that didn’t go well with me. I started noticing a lot of racism. It told me not to stay there, and backed out”.
Now looking at the product of WWE, Ahmed Johnson can see a big difference between the company. He is delighted that so many doors have opened and Vince McMahon is now certain that African American talent can earn him money.
“There is a big difference between being here (today) and being in the 90s. I’m glad I opened the doors to start this. The thing was, Vince McMahon was convinced that African American talent could bring him money, but now he knows they can. Now they know they can bring you money. Now they know they can bring you money, they’re booking them left and right. In the ’90s they weren’t sure if I should belt out to see how much money I would put out. We incredibly got to the part of where the finances go. i went too [top] of card. It’s about making money.”
Vince McMahon’s company has certainly changed a lot over the years and Ahmed Johnson knows this very well. He can see how WWE has evolved and loves to see different representations on screen. It doesn’t help the fact that he performed for WWE during a very different age.
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