Gisele Shaw claims she was verbally accosted by a WWE hall of famer
Impact Wrestling’s Gisele Shaw claims she was verbally accosted by WWE Hall of Famer Rick Steiner earlier today. Shaw posted …
“I was at an autograph signing event today at WrestleCon and while I was walking to my table I hear someone yelling at me you’re a man, you’re a dude, you’re a piece of trash, you are filth, get the f–k away from here. I kept my head down and kept walking as I did not want to acknowledge that hate. When I arrived at my table I spoke to another Impact Wrestling talent who was at the signing with me and mentioned the incident. It didn’t sit well with me and I wanted to know who was saying that to me because it’s unacceptable. So I decided to take a walk in that area and I hear the same person saying the same derogatory comments at me. I looked at the person and it was Rick Steiner saying those statements”
“I was shocked and could not believe that this was happening. To have someone saying those comments who a lot of people look up to and consider their hero was quite shocking and disheartening. I was in disbelief so I asked him excuse me? He kept repeating those hateful phrases to me and started yelling at me in a public setting. Another disappointing part about this whole incident was that there was other wrestling legends who just sat there and turned their heads away, did not want to get involved, or stand up for what’s right because it involved one of the boys. Judging from that experience it was more important for them to watch something wrong go down as opposed to standing up for someone who’s being bullied and doing what’s right. I am writing this because I am done being bullied to silence. Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and I am standing up for myself, and for other people who go through the exact same situation on a daily basis. I want everyone to know what a deplorable person Rick Steiner is and that this cannot be tolerated. This keeps happening because people let it slide and do not take action”
It saddens me to have to write this but I feel it must be shared. #InternationalTransgenderDayofVisibility pic.twitter.com/XMrDMJTgGv
— ⋆ ⋆ (@GiseleShaw08) April 1, 2023
I am no angel, in my younger years (35 years ago,) we made countless, ridiculous and horrible comments to one another. It was common place, but not right. I’m ashamed of it now as an adult, husband, and parent.
With that said, Rick Steiner has ruined his reputation forever. Sadly, he seemed like a man that did well after wrestling, both professionally and in about his community. HOWEVER, there is no room left in society for this behavior. Shaw had every right to make this known, but the fact nobody came to her defense speaks volumes.
This is a sad story.
I agree with Yoyo.
Shaw is just another confused young man. #mentalhealthawarness
TodayYouRide, what a sad little man you are.
I didn’t even know she was trans in the first place.
Steiner didn’t say anything wrong. Those LGBT whatever people are mentally ill & ruining our society.
Nah Ostego I’m pretty happy as I know what gender I am and not mentally ill like that community – L&G are fine by me, trans people are unstable and need mental help therapy and stat.
Is there a video that shows Rick Steiner saying these things? Is there audio of him saying these things?
Who ??? In this day & age such a wild allegation without video is very sus. I don’t know this Giselle wrestler , so unless video surfaces let’s all take this with a grain of salt
We’ve made great strides in the last few decades. Mental illness used to be viewed as a defect, something to be feared, and those who suffered from it were ostracized. Now we recognize it for what it is – an illness, specifically one that causes people to see themselves or the world around them differently from how it actually is – and instead of reacting with fear and contempt, we compassionately help them get the help they need. “Mental illness” is no longer a negative term.
Except, for some reason, for gender dysphoria, more commonly known as transgenderism. In that case, those who suffer from it are met with a lot of hate and contempt, which is regrettable, but just as regrettable is that instead of recognizing it as a mental illness and helping people get help we are asked to indulge and feed into their warped view of themselves. That is not a helpful or acceptable treatment for any other form of mental illness, especially those that deal with body image, but all the pressure (cultural, political, etc.) to “normalize” it and brand those who don’t share that view as “-phobic” is actually preventing people from being helped, which is sad.
Now, there is true hate out there, and if Steiner’s alleged comments turn out to be real they would certainly fall in that category. But in broader terms, not every disagreement or refusal to support someone’s view of world or self is “hate.”