WWE Hall of Famer Rick Steiner has been removed from the WrestleCon convention.
WrestleCon previously announced that Rick and Scott Steiner would be at the conference on August 4 and five. The information got here as a surprise, as Rick had been asked to go away WrestleCon over WrestleMania weekend earlier in 2023 after he allegedly made derogatory feedback toward Gisele Shaw with reference to her being transgender. The declaration that he would be on the August occasion sparked plenty of backlash.
On July 18, WrestleCon issued an assertion in which they introduced that Steiner had been removed from the conference. The assertion stated that once discussing the state of affairs with
After a thoughtful talk with Brian Bell from SB Nation’s Outsports and host of the LGBT In the Ring podcast, they agreed that Steiner needed to make some kind of public acknowledgment or apology, and when he failed to accomplish that inside a 24-hour deadline, they made the choice to tug him from the event.
Attention: Rick Steiner has been removed from Wrestlecon.
When we allowed Rick Steiner to return to our Convention as a vendor guest of Tony Hunter Promotions, we did not adequately take into account the impact his past words from our last event still held in the LGBTQIA+…
— WrestleCon – Detroit – August 4 & 5 (@wrestlecon) July 18, 2023
WrestleCon also stated that they have got created the primary draft of their Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policy, so as to be published on their website, and they’ll continue to work on it with the goal to create a safe and enjoyable space for all of us at the conventions.