Oct. 16, 2016
The Hot Tag: Donald Trump Is Not Fit To Be A WWE Hall Of Famer
The following is an excerpt from my weekly pro wrestling column, "The Hot Tag," for PressBox:
As a matter of full disclosure, I am not supporting Donald Trump for president. That's not what this column is about, however.
In addition to "The Donald" being the Republican presidential nominee, a business mogul and reality TV star, he also is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
The question is: Should the revelation of a 2005 video of Trump speaking explicitly about groping and kissing women prompt WWE to remove him from its Hall of Fame?
I think so.
WWE taking such action is not unprecedented. When an 8-year-old tape of Hulk Hogan making racial slurs came to light in 2015, WWE immediately scrubbed Hogan from its website, including his Hall of Fame profile.
Also in 2015, WWE scrubbed Hall of Famer "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka from the website after he was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend. A judge later ruled Snuka was not mentally competent to stand trial.
To read the column in its entirety, click here