Lars Sullivan has been a hot topic of conversation in the past few days. This is due to a number of overtly incendiary bigoted and racist comments he has made in the past that have recently come to light.
Sullivan has issued a formal apology and an official statement in an attempt to quell the inevitable backlash.
According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, it turns out that WWE has been well aware of his bigoted comments for quite some time.
Alvarez also mentioned that Lars Sullivan has also apologized to The New Day:
“He talked to Big E [and] I believe all of the members of The New Day. As I noted yesterday, WWE has been aware of this forever. This was nothing new and he apologized to them for it in the past, and it was considered a dead issue, but it has come up twice in the last six months so this time he did in fact address it with that statement.”
Despite the controversy, Sullivan is currently on the WWE European tour.
There has allegedly been no discussion over culling his main event push due to these comments. Sullivan will most likely continue to be pushed into a main event spot and, eventually, compete for the companies top titles.