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By Mike Johnson on 2012-08-10 19:08:56
WWE informed Abraham Washington (real name, Brian Jossie) today that he was being released, just a few weeks after a comparison to his team and Kobe Bryant's rape allegations in Colorado were made on Raw.

In response, Washington wrote on his Twitter, "AWPromotions is no more ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your support and hate, it's been a great run. Now I get to do me which isn't PG! @TitusONeilWWE & @DarrenYoungWWE thank you for allowing me to speak on your behalf. You guys are the best and I'm glad to call u my friends! I've offended the wrong people that taught me how to have ATTITUDE It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it's back on me Let this be a lesson to up and coming talent in the WWE don't try and be great like the Rock or Stone Cold. WWE isn't the same. Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!! I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans Thanks to the fans who showed me support over the whole Kobe thing and to those I upset I apologize again. Remember It's entertainment folks I really do hope Linda wins that election because If not then all of this BS has been for nothing. #GoLinda!! Thank you WWE for creating me and then killing me because I only portrayed what I grew up watching... The #WWE!!"

Prior to his recent run, Washington became a fixture towards the latter days of ECW on SyFy with the Abraham Washington show. He had signed a WWE developmental deal in 2009 and had been working regularly in developmental in Florida his entire run with the company.

Washington noted on Twitter he would doing stand up comedy going forward and cracked, "If you think that Kobe joke was bad wait till you hear my Vince jokes."

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