— As noted yesterday, facing significant public backlash, WWE changed course and dropped The Fabulous Moolah’s name from their upcoming women’s Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34. While there was already criticism from fans the moment the name was announced earlier in the week, WWE was reportedly going to go ahead anyway with Moolah’s name. Their position likely changed when one of the major sponsors for WrestleMania, Snickers, began receiving feedback from the public prompting them to reach out to WWE. Snickers released the following statement:
“We were recently made aware of the World Wrestling Federation Inc’s 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 WWE to express our disappointment.”
— Soon after that, WWE publicly reversed their decision and renamed the Battle Royal as simply the “WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.” Stephanie McMahon also tweeted the following, while most other people in the company – both talent and management – have remained relatively quiet on the subject.
Thank you @WWEUniverse for using your voice. What remains most important is that the “@WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal” will be a historic match and is part of @WWE’s unwavering commitment to our Women’s Division. #WomensEvolution #ChangeTheName
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) March 15, 2018
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