AEW announcer Willie Urbina was caught on a hot mic on the Spanish feed of Friday’s AEW Dynamite. Urbina is heard making fun of AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida in a mocking and racist tone.
You can hear Urbina in the clip below, followed by Dasha Gonzalez awkwardly laughing and telling him to “shut up.” Urbina continued to mock Shida and then you hear Thunder Rosa saying, “she speaks English, you’re bad.” It was pretty clear that Gonzalez and Rosa were uncomfortable by Urbina’s attempt to make fun of Shida.
There is obviously no place for this, especially with the rise in anti-Asian speech and hate in this country over the past year. At the very least, Urbina owes Shida an apology and at worst, AEW should take action.
You can hear the audio below.
Esto es inaceptable @TonyKhan.
Por favor, haced RT para que lo vea la gente. pic.twitter.com/K6TYCZJwLY
— Miguel Uceda (@MigUceda) May 29, 2021