While protests over the death of George Floyd continue across cities in the United States, wrestling stars are offering solidarity in wake of racial injustice in the country.
Floyd, who was a 46-year-old African-American man died Monday after being trapped to the ground under the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Several wrestling stars, including top WWE stars, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Randy Orton have offered their support in light of recent events.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) May 30, 2020
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 29, 2020
My wife is a woman of color. What her and her family have to worry about on an everyday basis are vastly different from mine. I know there’s nothing I can say that can alleviate the anger and sadness felt throughout… https://t.co/HiE5zfUbB2
— Bret Hart (@BretHart) May 30, 2020
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) May 30, 2020
I’ve got love for the culture!!! #BlackLivesMatter
— KONA (@KonaReevesWWE) May 30, 2020
Also, if you’re so adamant that “all lives matter”, then it shouldn’t be so difficult to understand that #BlackLivesMatter too.
— Allysin Kay (@Sienna) May 30, 2020
— Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) May 30, 2020
I don't care if anyone follows me. Just wanted to point out how fucked up this situation is. George worked with the murderer for years while George did security. This points to premeditated murder.
— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) May 29, 2020
— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) May 30, 2020
Past few days I’ve been stunned trying make sense of George Floyd’s death.
The plea for breath.
The callous response.
This is our ongoing disease.
I’ve had cops in my… https://t.co/BxWUkhXBkN
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 30, 2020
I don’t like the phrase “I Don’t See Color” because that’s you also saying that you Don’t see RACE, Which also means you disregard what people of other races have endured and Continue to have to endure.
So Exactly how Much ENDURANCE do You want Black and Brown people to have? pic.twitter.com/Xa4uAr3DRP
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) May 27, 2020
— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) May 29, 2020
This week has been heartbreaking but even more so because we are all tired of seeing the death of our ppl. Black Lives never mattered unless you needed our vote, our buying power or wanted to build up an entire country on our backs. This is EXHAUSTING#GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor
— Big Swole 💪🏾 (@SwoleWorld) May 28, 2020
So sick of this happening to our people! On top of that nothing being done about it . Something has to be done and many things have to be changed! Rest In Peace #georgefloyd 🙏 pic.twitter.com/BW27nJMMyK
— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) May 27, 2020
This is ridiculous! It has to stop! The things I have had to do & put up with in my life to make sure I come off as “less threatening” make me sick, and there were STILL times where it wasn’t enough, and I know there will be more. The has to be change! #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/s6L6s9ciDq
— Levis ⁷ (@WWENoWayJose) May 28, 2020
I feel like this is pretty straight forward. No spewing hate towards anyone while making a very good point that a lot of people don’t like to acknowledge. https://t.co/ZvHrdIWvMC
— Austin Creed – Future King of The Ring (@XavierWoodsPhD) May 29, 2020
i stand with George Floyd. #BlackLivesMater
— 𝖘𝖎𝖒𝖔𝖓𝖊 (@SimoneGJohnson) May 29, 2020
This is outrageous, heartbreaking and sick. Something needs to change. What the hell is going on? My heart goes out to his family and his young 6 year old daughter he had to leave behind. Absolutely mind bending. #GeorgeFloyd #icantbreathe
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) May 27, 2020
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) May 29, 2020
Let me get this straight George Floyd was cuffed and the cop with his knee on his neck had his hands in his pockets. HANDS IN HIS POCKETS. He was not feeling threatened he was not needing to restrain Mr. Floyd. Negligent Homicide at an absolute MINIMUM.
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) May 27, 2020
"A RIOT is the language of the UNHEARD"
And when those voices go unheard, ACTIONS SPEAK.
"Dont be the VICTIM who drowns. Dont SINK with the rest. Be ACTIVE. RISE up..
RECLAIM the light…and be the one who does the drowning.
-the Batman who laughs#BlackLivesMatters
— Mercedes Martinez (@RealMMartinez) May 29, 2020
— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) May 28, 2020
Is anyone really surprised by what’s happening in the USA right now? It’s long overdue. Things have been very wrong for a long time, and everyone is sick of it.
“Racism isn’t getting worse. It’s getting filmed.”
— Trisha Parker (@JordynneGrace) May 29, 2020
If this doesn’t make you sick to your stomach I don’t know what will. Use your voices, take a stand, do the right thing. This cannot continue! https://t.co/CynZkW3XXp
— Daddy Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) May 29, 2020
The rules of oppression are the same whether it’s in Gaza or Syria or in Birmingham or Minneapolis.
Violent protest is unacceptable.
Peaceful protest is unacceptable.
The only acceptable recourse, it seems, is to shut up and take it and be grateful for whatever you get.
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) May 29, 2020
I’m so heart broken that a human being was treated in such a disgusting way. & it breaks my heart knowing so many are treated the same way, far too often. I can’t pretend to understand how it feels, but I stand with you in support of #BlackLivesMatter
You should too!
GEORGE FLOYD pic.twitter.com/gKiK7l0ij1
— Peyton Royce (@PeytonRoyceWWE) May 29, 2020
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) May 28, 2020
— Nikki Cross (@NikkiCrossWWE) May 28, 2020
Racism across the world is UNACCEPTABLE! I will never be able to be in your shoes or know your pain but I am your ally. I stand with you, beside you and for your rights! To be you and to live without fear. #Blacklivesmatter https://t.co/WNnXdrLEs3
— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) May 29, 2020