Drake Wuertz Releases Lengthy Statement About Alleged Support Of Proud Boys Hate Group
Drake Wuertz has been drawing headlines as of late and not for the best of reasons. His social media activity has come under scrutiny after his Parler account had been uncovered, showing that Wuertz was liking and supporting the baseless QAnon theory and following the chauvanistic and racist hate group the Proud Boys. David Bixenspan ran an in-depth article showing that the accounts Weurtz was following on Parler were tied deep to the hate groups and included a far right anti-Muslim extremist from Britain.
Wuertz has finally responded to these accusations in a lengthy statement he posted on his Instagram account. The revelation of accounts run by Wuertz and his wife show their Parler accounts like and share other posts supporting these parties, though when his account was discovered he changed the profile name and wiped the follower list clean.
His statement claims that he has been “recklessly attacked” and has accused an “irresponsible and biased ‘wrestling journalist'” of “using actual hate speech, racist terms, insults to those with special needs, falsely accusing people in our business and other questionable behavior online” though Wuertz provided no proof but said he could.
The statement is a firm denial of being racist or sexist, and then goes on to become an attack on what Wuertz perceives as cancel culture.
“An irresponsible and biased “wrestling journalist” has been recklessly attacking me and my family. I will not be bullied and I will not put up with it. For some reason, he has targeted me for quite some time now. He has gone so far as to stalk my wife’s social pages and has documented every ‘like’ or ‘follow’ we’ve made in an attempt to have me “cancelled”.
He’s falsely labeling me with some of the most evil names that you could ever call someone. We are neither racists, sexist, nor members of any white supremacist organizations, conspiracy theory groups, or otherwise. This generation of “woke cancel culture” keyboard warriors thrive on trying to take out people they simply don’t agree with. These kids that were raised in social media seek nothing more than to make a name for themselves by harming others with opposing views by any means necessary. This guy first attacked me for doing a fundraiser for an organization that sponsors an Electronic Storage Detection K9 in my county’s Sheriff’s department which helps fight human trafficking and child exploitation. This organization has assisted in the rescue of over 4,200 victims and the prosecution of over 2,500 predators. Living in Orlando which has the 3rd highest rate of Human Trafficking and being a Father of 3 young children, this is a ministry near and dear to my heart that I’m heavily involved in. Why on earth would you attack someone for helping law enforcement fight child sex trafficking?”
For context, Weurtz was involved with this fundraiser, along with former IMPACT star Matt Morgan. The group who organized the fundraiser, Operation Underground Railroad, has had accusations of being linked to QAnon, especially as many of their fundraisers claim to be linked to law enforcement. His statement does continue.
It also seems this guy has a history of using actual hate speech, racist terms, insults to those with special needs, falsely accusing people in our business and other questionable behavior online.
I could post screen grabs of these incidents but that’s not how I choose to fight this battle.
Knowing this is in his heart, I will continue to pray for him despite what he’s attempted to do to my family.
Sadly, social media has become quite toxic and has gotten to the point where the negative outweighs the positive. Simply ‘liking’ or ‘following’ a post can result in doxxing from these trolls… they come after your job, your faith, and make harmful threats against your family. When did we start auditing who people follow and using that to attack their livelihood?
The threats against my wife and kids are disgusting and It’s disheartening to see how low people will go. These people will stop at nothing to attack and do harm. I’m not a big star with a lot of power… I’m a referee in developmental. They are threatening to come after me thinking I’m an “easy target” but I will not be intimidated.
Above everything I’m a disciple of Jesus Christ…a child of the most high. We’re covered by the Grace and Armor of God (Psalm 91). We may be saved but we are not soft. The Bible warns us that we will insulted because we follow Him. I consider it pure joy and anxiously await the crown of life for which the Lord has promised.”
Making threats toward someone over political beliefs is not something anyone would condone, but Wuertz is also using the accusation of being “woke” and “cancel culture” as what has caused him to come under fire.
His stance seems to be pretty clear though, and it’s been said his beliefs have caused him considerable friction in the NXT locker room. In one of our original reports, we even mentioned that as news began to spread about Wuertz’s social media accounts being found, NXT star Bronson Reed tweeted his thoughts about some of those views. While Drake wasn’t mentioned by name, dots are still easy to connect.
You can see Weurtz’s post below. As of this writing, it seems like the post has limited comments, preventing most followers from being able to respond to him.
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