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WWE Drops "Fabulous Moolah Memorial" Name From WrestleMania Match After Fan Protest


In a strange twist on what was otherwise a nakedly cynical bit of brand fluffing, WWE’s decision to name a new, annual women’s battle royal at WrestleMania after The Fabulous Moolah quickly became the biggest news story in wrestling. It’s a strange twist, but not a terribly unpredictable one—given the slew of past allegations of sexual and financial exploitation against Moolah from numerous wrestling trainees, it’s hard to imagine how WWE expected this to go over. The answer, we now know, is not very well.

The wide and boisterous negative response to the naming made the front page of Reddit via the article from wrestling/MMA news site Fightful, and seemed to be picking up more steam by the day. In response, WWE announced on Thursday that it would be dropping the “Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal” name.

It all comes down Snickers, the “Presented by” sponsor for this year’s WrestleMania. On Wednesday, a thread urging fans to reach out to the candy company about the Moolah issue was one of several Moolah topics on the front page of /r/SquaredCircle, which is by far the biggest pro wrestling group on Reddit. With it becoming clear that fans were indeed writing to them, Deadspin reached out to Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, the parent company of the Snickers brand, which issued the following statement:

We were recently made aware of the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc’s (WWE) decision to honor a former wrestler during the upcoming WrestleMania 34 event. As a principle-based business that has long championed creating inclusive environments that encourage and empower everyone to reach their full potential, this is unacceptable. We are engaging with the WWE to express our disappointment.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Thu Mar 15, 2018, 06:12 PM (2 replies)

This is embarrassing

He is openly running down every president in front of these Congresspeople who quite frankly are being given a pass for their own inaction.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 04:21 PM (5 replies)

Rep. Claudia Tenney on MSNBC

Basically just insulted Nancy Pelosi saying she should spend time negotiating not “standing on her stiletto heels at her age for four hours”.

The host (Craig Melvin I think) was sort of stunned by this brazen cheap shot but she kept gish galloping on until they abruptly went to commercial

Did anyone see this? Please tell me she’s in danger of losing her job!
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Thu Feb 8, 2018, 03:04 PM (18 replies)

Larry Nassar's lawyer doubts he could have assaulted so many people


CNN)Michigan Lawyer Shannon Smith is part of the defense team representing disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in two state courts.

In his first sentencing, the court heard from more than 150 people who accused him of abuse. Now, in the midst of his latest hearing, the court has heard from 29 people so far.

But in an exclusive interview with WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit, Smith expressed doubts about the true number of victims.

"I have a very hard time believing that my client could have even possibly assaulted that many people day in and day out in front of their parents, and that every single one of those things was a crime, but he was such a manipulator he got away with it," she told WWJ. "I just can't imagine that's true."
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Fri Feb 2, 2018, 08:46 PM (7 replies)

Id just feel sorry for him

“Hiiiiii, are you here with your daddy today? Let’s go see if we can find you a cookie and some juice....”
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:55 PM (0 replies)

Sexual predator, racist, James Woods melts down over Obama on Twitter

Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Dec 25, 2017, 04:54 PM (84 replies)

The Deplorables in their glory


Fuck you telling me we need to win these people over.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:17 AM (10 replies)

Democratic politicians need to refuse taking pictures with people

From here on out. Period. End of story.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:43 PM (3 replies)

Dean Heller fucks up


He is one of the handful of idiots in danger next year. He needs to go. Give him shit on Twitter. Everyone else is.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 09:42 PM (4 replies)

Are the Jackass Radicals celebrating yet?

This was part of the 18 dimensional plan they concocted to make America a socialist beacon, right?
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 03:15 AM (22 replies)
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