Various: Stephanie McMahon on Moolah’s Removal, Ronda Rousey, Indies
Stephanie McMahon on Fabulous Moolah’s Removal from Women’s Battle Royale
As previously reported, WWE will no longer be naming the Women’s Battle Royal match at Wrestlemania 34 after the Fabulous Moolah. The decision was due to Wrestlemania 34’s sponsor Snickers expressing their displeasure to WWE about being associated with Moolah’s controversial legacy.
During Friday’s WrestleMania 35 press conference, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson held an interview with Stephanie McMahon discussing her thoughts on the decision to remove Moolah’s name. Stephanie praised WWE fans both for being vocal and for playing a big role in the changes made. She stated the company currently has no plans to honor someone else for the upcoming Women’s Battle Royal match.
“I love that the WWE audience expressed their opinions, whether they are positive or negative. I think that it is our responsibility to listen to our audience and do our best to give them what they want. Clearly, they did not want to name the Women’s Battle Royal after The Fabulous Moolah. We were really proud that they spoke up and we were really happy to make that change.
For right now, we are sticking with the Wrestlemania Battle Royal Branding.”
WWE Announces Date for Ronda Rousey’s Madison Square Garden Debut
During Friday’s RAW brand house show at Madison Square Garden, WWE announced they will be returning to the venue on July 7th. It was also announced this is currently scheduled to be Ronda Rousey’s first ever wrestling appearance at the venue.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
All Japan Pro Wrestling will be launching their own streaming service on March 19th with a live event from the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. This event and another live event on March 25th will be available to watch for free on the service. APJW revealed they will begin charging for the service starting in April at the cost of 900 yen ($8.49) per month.
House of Hardcore announced their March 24th show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania features a NWA World Championship match of Tommy Dreamer versus champion Nick Aldis.
New Japan Pro Wrestling will be holding another New Japan Cup event this Sunday featuring the semi-finals match of Sanada versus Zack Sabre Jr. The winner of this match will face Hiroshi Tanahashi in the finals of the New Japan Cup tournament on March 21st.