• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 11, 1984) – Calgary Stampede Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 11, 1984, Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several Stampede Wrestling Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Davey Boy Smith vs. Hiro Saito
– Danny Davis vs. Bruce Hart
– The Cobra vs. KY Wakamatsu
– Dynamite Kid vs. Butch Moffat
– Bad News Allen vs. Rusher Kimura
– Bret Hart vs. Duke Myers
• WWE Receiving Pressure From A Sponsor Due To Lars Sullivan’s Controversial Comments
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”
As we noted before, Lars issued the following statement regarding his comments:
“There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended.”
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