Cole was involved in a derogatory gay slur incident over the weekend, in which he called fellow wrestling announcer Josh Matthews a "fa**ot" via Twitter.
Now the champion of the PGW, The Gay Avenger, has spoken to TMZ.com, saying he's upset by Cole's "intolerant and insensitive" comment, and that his use of the word promotes a "hostile bullying environment." The wrestling champion is also furious that Cole hasn't been suspended for his homophobic slur.
PGW founder and CEO Francis Minks has weighed in on the argument, adding, "How can ANYONE at the WWE say anything derogatory about gay people?? Look at what they do and have been doing for a living for years! Big muscles, small tights rolling around! I'm just saying, honey."
Cole has since apologised for the offensive tweet, with the WWE saying that the commentator will also be taking part in a Gay and Lesbian rights group (GLAAD) training session aimed at educating him about the dangers of discrimination.According to TMZ.com, The Gay Avenger, among other wrestlers, are upset that Cole didn't receive a more harsh punishment.