UPDATE: He has now deactivated his Twitter account.
Dominik Dijakovic debuted a new gimmick at last night’s NXT television taping. After defeating a jobber, he cut a promo talking about his family immigrating to the United States and how he wants the North American title. In his second bout, he defeated Mansoor and Velveteen Dream accepted his challenge. Today, the gimmick took a turn that some are describing as being “white nationalist.”
In a now deleted tweet, Dijakovic wrote the following:
This continent has everything backwards. This is a diseased environment that breeds impurity. The streets are almost as filthy as the inhabitants. I would know, I’ve lived the majority of my life here. I owe it to myself and my family to Purify this wasteland.
He then tagged in the three leaders of North America: Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador. As one would expect, this message got an immediate backlash from fans and was deleted less than 30 minutes later.
With the tweet deleted, it appears that there are second thoughts on his new gimmick.