Lars Sullivan has officially inserted himself in WWE’s history book for wrong reasons.
WWE recently fined Sullivan a whopping $100,000 for a plethora of racist and homophobic comments made by him a decade ago.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that Sullivan’s fine is now officially tied for the second highest figure in WWE history.
“I know some people thought that stuff was not real, the fine’s real.”
The interesting part is that The Freak has tied himself with another man of his size, Dave “The Animal” Bautista whom WWE had fined for blading.
“I mean they publicly announced the number and they’ve never done that before. I mean there have been guys to get fined. Steve Austin got fined $250,000 if you remember for walking out and Dave Bautista got fined $100,000 for blading when he was told he wasn’t supposed to. Those are the two biggest fines I’ve ever heard. There might be others, but those are the two I’ve heard.”
Stone Cold Steve Austin tops the list at $250,000 which happens to be double than what current generation Superstar Carmella was reportedly making after her main roster debut.
“So this would be tied for the second biggest fine in the history of the company as far as I know.”
For a long time, many were of the opinion that WWE should be taking serious action for the comments instead of pushing The Freak as the company’s next big heel.
While such pleas have finally been answered, things wouldn’t have come to fruition had the bigoted comments not come to light this past November followed by Big E‘s recent reaction on Twitter that is believed to have caught the attention of sponsors who in turn forced WWE to take severe action.
With Lars also required to complete sensitivity training, it remains to be seen what WWE plans to do next given the 30-year-old monster has been penciled to become the top heel in the company.