As social media grows and becomes a bigger part of not just the regular man's daily life but those who do business in a public setting, the likelihood that we'll get folks stepping over the line grows exponentially.
Such was the case with Tensai, real name Matt Bloom, who sent out a Tout while he was driving with Sakamoto from Raw to Smackdown in Indianapolis and made a racially insensitive remark. Here's the text, seeing as the video has since been deleted:
"Driving to Indianapolis after Monday Night Raw and beating up Tyson Kidd. I got my personal chauffeur here, Sakamoto. Very, very dangerous to be driving with a Japanese person."
That's not what made it so bad, though. Right after he said that, he slapped Sakamoto in the side of the head and shouted, "Open your eyes."
This comes on the heels of A.W. making a rape joke on Raw last night that led to Michael Cole issuing an on-air apology and A.W. kissing ass to everyone in the back before being reprimanded. We still haven't been told what his punishment will be.
As for Tensai, WWE issued the following statement on the matter:
"While in character, Lord Tensai (Matt Bloom) clearly took his storyline too far and he will be reprimanded for his inappropriate comments."
And now we wait to see what his punishment will ultimately be. It's also clear that WWE needs to run a better training course on social media sensitivity. Perhaps Tensai is used to being able to speak that way in private but it's an entirely different ballgame when he takes it public.
I'm shaking my head at all this, Cagesiders. How are you feeling about it?