NXT Wrestler Deletes Twitter Account Due to Assumed Backlash
WWE NXT Superstar Dominik Dijakovic has deleted his Twitter account after posting somewhat controversial comments this week and in an effort to likely avoid some serious backlash.
Working on a new character, on Wednesday’s NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University, Dijakovic started selling the idea that his family immigrated to the United States and he’s disgusted by what he sees in the country. His goal is to take the NXT North American Title from The Velveteen Dream and “purify” America.
Later in the tv tapins, Dream confronted Dijakovic after the match and accepted the challenge. To further the storyline, Dijakovic took to Twitter to talk about it and tweeted he was going to “purifying” America. Unfortunately for him, he included and tagged US President Donald Trump, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the tweet that wrote:
“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.”
Either because people didn’t realize he was a wrestler and didn’t know it was a joke while in character or just because he was pushing the envelope too much with the new gimmick, the tweet came down 30 minutes later. Eventually, he deleted his entire account.
While wrestlers are supposed to blur the lines of kayfabe and get their gimmicks over, there is a point where it becomes unsafe to tweet certain things. When you tag political figures, you need to be very cautious and you have to know some of the responses you’ll receive are scary, at best.
No word on whether or not this mean he’ll get a complete character makeover, if his match with Dream is still going to move forward or if WWE is just going to keep him off of Twitter for a while.