Former WWE star ACH (Jordan Myles) recently spoke with Submission Squad radio show to discuss his “Uncle Tom” comments directed at Ring of Honor’s Jay Lethal. ACH admits that he initially used the disrespectful phrase out of anger, then touches on a backstage incident with Letha during his time in ROH.
When I got into ROH, I was excited to be sharing a locker room with Lethal. I’m in a locker room with another African-American who is very well respected, it’s another guy I can learn from. I was excited about that. I feel like I didn’t get that love. I felt like I got a lot of the shaft. The day that he slapped me was the day I was like, ‘Yeah, never.’ I still feel like he was trying to punk me in front of everybody. There was this idea that if you put your hands on me, I wouldn’t fight back. I guess that was what he was trying to prove, like I’m a punk. The thing between him and I, with me calling him an Uncle Tom, maybe I should have not called him that. I should have used something else. But I was angry and upset. At the time, I felt like he was an Uncle Tom. Now, I can call him something different, but I was upset. People have to understand the relationship between him and I. He put his hands on me, it was personal. I held a lot of resentment for him for that.
ACH quit the WWE back in November after calling out management for the creation of a racially insensitive t-shirt design. He was given his official release shortly after that, then made a grand return to the indie circuit, as well as a one-off in MLW.