NXT Florida Shows Reportedly Disrupted By Racist, Sexist, Homophobic & Xenophobic Remarks

Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer is reporting that there have been some fan complaints to NXT management regarding sexist, racist, homophobic and xenophobic remarks during several of the brand’s shows while doing it’s usual Florida loop.

According to Meltzer, there was a “kick him out” chant after one fan began doing a Nazi salute to back Marcel Barthel, who even broke character to say that wasn’t acceptable. Complaints were then made that the fan was not kicked out. Another complaint occurred when a fan yelled the N-word at referee D.A. Brewer at the brand’s Lakeland, FL show on July 18. That fan was also not kicked out. Tegan Nox was the focus of remarks as well at the August 8 show in Melbourne, FL when some fans were yelling out profanities around children. Humberto Carrillo endured “build a wall” chants during his May match in Daytona. Rookie wrestler Daniel Vidot has also complained about racial slurs and said anyone who feels the need to use such should be kicked out of venues.

Meltzer notes that a group of fans suggested using an NXT Fan Code of Conduct to help monitor such remarks at shows and that the venues that NXT runs in Florida are very small, so such actions can be very disruptive and unfortunately, well showcased.

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