An incredible clip of WWE owner Vince McMahon has surfaced, showing the wrestling tycoon making racist remarks at the WWE event Capital Carnage in 1999, in front of a British audience.
In the video he predicts Great Britain will fall into 'cess-pool of decay' and that it will be 'governed by a Prime Minister of Pakistani extraction.'
Given Brexit and the recent resignation of Liz Truss, which has made Rishi Sunak the favourite to take over as Prime Minister, Twitter was quick to point out the similarities with McMahon's speech, given the current state of turmoil the UK finds itself in.
"I'll tell you now," said McMahon. "The future of Great Britain will simply be a cess-pool of decay, a cess-pool of decadence and debauchery.
And in all likelihood that cess-pool, in all likelihood will be governed by a Prime Minister of Pakistani extraction. I thank you very much.
After wild cheering from the British crowd, commentator Jerry Lawler can be heard saying, "Winston Churchill will be flipping in his grave right now."
Vince McMahon's Racist Remarks During 'Attitude Era' WWE
Brexiteers calling in to their local radio stations right now pic.twitter.com/7t2h2JQqfR
— Rubirosa Revival (@rubirosarevival) October 24, 2022
at WWF's Capital Carnage (1998), Vinnie Jones popped the London crowd talking shit on Vince McMahon & his then brand new faction, The Corporation. later, Vinnie shoved the Big Boss Man around until Gerald Brisco gave him a red card. pic.twitter.com/ShrNqXiijI
— WrassleWave (@WrassleWave) August 22, 2022
McMahon also received rowdy cheers when he asked was Vinny Jones - who was part of the event - the boyfriend of George Michael.
Jones also called out McMahon and his son Shane, and said that "I'm going to go and look for him after when I get out of this ring, and I'm going to knock him out."
The clips highlight the 'anything-goes' attitude of what was known as the 'Attitude Era' in the WWE, and is a great example of some of the bizarre story-lines that have been cooked up by WWE over throughout the years.