By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE has dropped the Fabulous Moolah name from the women’s battle royal that will be held at WrestleMania. WWE issued the following statement on the matter: “After further consideration, we believe it’s best to proceed with the name ‘WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.’ What remains most important is that this historic match is part of WWE’s unwavering commitment to the Women’s Division.”
Powell’s POV: I am pleasantly surprised that WWE changed the name. I honestly didn’t think they’d budge, especially considering they have taken similar heat over the Warrior Award being named after Ultimate Warrior, who said and wrote some horrible things about homosexuals, Hurricane Katrina victims, Bobby Heenan’s battle with cancer, actor Heath Ledger’s death, and more. In Moolah’s case, the fan backlash was severe due to allegations that she essentially pimped out some of her trainees and gouged them for money. I give the company credit for calling an audible and hopefully they will do the same when it comes to the Warrior Award.
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