According to a recent report from Ringside News, AEW has suspended The Acclaimed’s Max Caster. Given the source, this report should be taken with a grain of salt. The decision reportedly was made after the backlash from Caster’s most recent entrance rap on AEW Dark. The unverified report claims that Caster will be suspended “without pay” for two months and will be forced to undergo sensitivity training.
The rap that reportedly caused these issues featured references to Simone Biles’ mental health, as well as a joke about the Duke Lacrosse court case. The rap was edited out of the show after it initially aired. In the time since then, AEW’s President Tony Khan dubbed the rap as “terrible”.
Despite not confirming the report of Caster’s suspension, a report from Fightful Select has stated that,
“We’ve learned that as of Tuesday afternoon, Caster was still with AEW, but we were told his appearances were “on ice” as of that time, and sensitivity training has been discussed.”
In addition to that, Voices of Wrestling is reporting that there’s “no truth” to the reports that Caster has been suspended, claiming the report is “total fiction.”
It should also be noted that a source close to Shakiel Mahjouri of Cageside Seats has also stated that the report of his suspension is not accurate. Taking to his Twitter account, Mahjouri said,
“A source tells me that reports of Max Caster suspended without pay are “absolutely” not true. I’m sure more seasoned wrestling reporters will have a clearer update soon… A reminder this is just one source. I’d normally wait for further clarification but thought it’s important for people to know there is conflicting info regarding this story”
A reminder this is just one source. I’d normally wait for further clarification but thought it’s important for people to know there is conflicting info regarding this story
— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) August 11, 2021
Caster was initially set to appear on Tuesday’s episode of AEW Dark. However, The Acclaimed’s match was pulled from the show after initially being advertised.