If you caught Friday's AEW Rampage, you might have felt Max Caster’s entry rap was a little off.
This is because a line referencing Russian President Vladimir Putin was edited out. The line "Play with the Acclaimed, you gotta be stupid. This guy’s as popular as Vladimir Putin" was nixed.
On 24 February, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, and given the sensitivities around the situation, it seems AEW didn't want to upset their viewership and the line was likely removed by order of Tony Khan.
Rampage last week was taped Wednesday night, February 23.
"Fighting the Acclaimed, you gotta be stupid. This guys as popular, as Vladimir Putin." Whats going on in the Ukraine is terrible. But if youre attacking Max because he mentioned Putins name, maybe take a few breaths. Enjoy @PlatinumMax rap on Rampage a day early 😁 pic.twitter.com/QAvsMOVoez— Jabroni Jerry (@talkintrashlin) February 24, 2022
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