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Hikaru Shida issues statement after AEW fired Willie Urbina for mocking her accent

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Hikaru Shida has issued a statement regarding Willie Urbina, who was caught on a hot microphone during the FITE TV broadcast of Dynamite where he made fun of her accent.

It happened in a commercial break before her segment that saw the company honor her for the work she had done while serving as the AEW Women’s Champion.

AEW quickly made the decision to let him go from his duties as a Spanish language commentator. He had been in this role since 2019 and he previously worked for Impact Wrestling.

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Shida took to Twitter to issue this statement regarding the situation:

"I didn’t wanna talk about this before my big day, so let me tell you now. I don’t give a shit what other people say about my race because I love it and I proud of it, and because I know which is fool. I don’t even feel anger. So don’t need to worry about me. Thank you."

Here is the audio of Urbina that led to his firing: