WWE Wrestlemania 34 Fabulous Moolah Memorial Women’s Battle Royal Renamed To Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal Due To Fans & Sponsors Backlash.
The Social Media announcement.
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
Snickers, a sponsor of Wrestlemania, came out as publicly disappointed in the move to name the Battle Royal after Moolah; many also were vocal on social media forcing WWE to act.
Wrestler the Fabulous Moolah, who passed away in 2007, despite being a women’s wrestling pioneer was also alleged to have literally pimped out fellow female wrestlers, stole money from them, bullied them and other activities. Not proven in court, these allegations were serious enough in the #MeToo era to make a name change for this inaugural event.
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