• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 11, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 22: Over the Edge’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Vader vs. Barry Windham
2. Skull vs. Road Warrior Hawk
3. Faarooq vs. Jeff Jarrett
4. Kaientai vs. Terry Funk & Too Cold Scorpio
5. Steve Austin & Vince McMahon vs. The Nation of Domination
• Former WWE Wrestler Says Sponsors Can Help In Stopping Vince McMahon From Abusing Wrestlers
As we noted earlier, WWE is receiving pressure from a sponsor due to controversial comments made by Lars Sullivan.
A Reddit user ‘Snitchboy’ emailed Mars Wrigley Confectionery (which is one of WWE’s sponsors) regarding the controversial comments Lars Sullivan made on a Bodybuilding forum back in the day.
Below is what the Reddit user wrote in the email:
“Dear Snickers, one of the companies you sponsor, the WWE is heavily featuring a wrestler by the name of Lars Sullivan (portrayed by Dylan Miley) who has made many internet comments praising mass shooters, espousing hatred and mocking black, mentally ill, and gay people. Does that represent Mars as a company? If so, I’ll have to choose a different snack brand that more identifies with American values.”
Mars Wrigley Confectionery replied the following:
“Dear Loyal Consumer,
Thank you for reaching out to Mars Wrigley Confectionery with your comments.
We learned of Lars Sullivan’s comments recently and share in your shock and disgust. As a values-based company, we find his behavior abhorrent and unacceptable. We have engaged the WWE to discuss this situation and seek to understand what actions they will take to swiftly address this matter.
We hope this information is helpful and wish you a great day!
Your Friends at Mars Wrigley Confectionery”
Former WWE Superstar Ryback tweeted the following after reading this story: