On Monday night, LaVar Ball continued to capitalize on his loud persona by appearing in the ring during an episode of RAW.
The cameo appeared to go over well, but not everyone was pleased with it, including third-generation pro wrestler Curtis Axel, who actually has an audience to vocalize his displeasure to. For example, on Tuesday, Axel asked his Twitter followers, "Who the hell is this dumb ass???"
However, that was not the end of it, as Axel later sounded off on the 93X Half-Assed Morning Show in Minneapolis. As transcribed by Cageside Seats, Axel said:
"They don't need to be on TV. Get them off. It was embarrassing. Looking at that from my perspective, it was funny backstage looking at it, but that's not something that...you know, this is my opinion. The kids watch this show. It's a kid's program, we took it down to PG-13 and made everything kid-friendly, right? And for someone to come on there and grab the microphone and go off and do something outlandish like this and you were told...I guarantee they were told not to do it—it's embarrassing.
"And yeah, I watching it backstage and I was embarrassed. Growing up in the family business like this and seeing some guy... the whole family to me. Granted, you know the kid’s gonna be a superstar or whatever but the dad and the other guy, they do this on a program where my family’s busted their ass - it embarrasses me and it pisses me off. It sucks."
The portion of the program that Axel was referring to was LaVar on The Miz's talk show "Miz TV." It was there that Miz proposed a partnership, which LaVar shat on, and things almost came to blows. During the kind-of-chaos, LaMelo (the youngest Ball) said "beat that n**** ass," which the WWE later apologized for:
Axel, the son of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, is a member of Miz's "Miztourage" and has been in the WWE since 2007.