Scandal: Racist language, allegedly enabled a recovering alcoholic
Status: WWE Agent/Producer, WWE Hall of Famer, Class of 2016
We’re starting this list with a guy who hasn’t done anything that he could be arrested for, per se; the rest of the entries are much more clear cut. Still, we have to ask ourselves—why hasn’t Michael Hayes been tossed out on his Confederate-loving ear yet? He said to Mark Henry, “I’m more of a n*gger than you are.” He called lead writer David Kapoor a “sand n*gger.” He allegedly went out drinking with Rosa Mendes, after she got back from rehab. And this is just what has leaked to the public.
So let’s compare: Titus O’Neil gets suspended—almost fired—for grabbing Vince’s arm in a playful manner, but Michael Hayes is still gainfully employed? Not a good look, guys. And it’s not like they’re keeping him in a back room somewhere; Hayes is still asked to do commentary on various WWE documentaries, and earlier this year, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of the Fabulous Freebirds.