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WWE called out for using wrong footage of Hall of Famer’s induction

WWE has by chance used the inaccurate footage for Ethel Johnson’s induction into the 2021 Hall of Fame Legacy Wing.

Ethel Johnson is acknowledged as the primary feminine African-American wrestler in historical past. She made her wrestling debut in 1950 when she was 16 years outdated and retired in 1976.

During her profession, she competed in numerous promotions such American Wrestling Association and Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which might later grow to be the World Wide Wrestling Federation and at last World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE, in 2002.

Apparently, Ethel Johnson’s niece took to Twitter to name out WWE for using the wrong footage for her aunt’s Hall of Fame induction.

She then urged WWE to characterize her Johnson appropriately.

WWE has since deleted the 2021 Legacy inductees tweet.

Who did WWE use within the footage in place of Ethel Johnson?

The 2021 WWE HOF Legacy Class
The 2021 WWE HOF Legacy Class

After coaching to grow to be a wrestler, Ethel Johnson’s sister Babs Wingo additionally started competing within the ring and so they have been later joined by their youthful sister Marva Scott.

Ethel Johnson was a giant attraction, drawing hundreds of followers into the venue for her matches. She even challenged for the NWA World Women’s Championship. She wrestled her ultimate match in 1976 in opposition to her sister Marva Scott.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed the id of the girl WWE used for Johnson’s Hall of Fame footage.

“The footage of Ethel Johnson that they showed was not of Ethel Johnson it was of Sandy Parker, who was an African-American woman wrestler who came along probably, I’m going to say 15 years later. Ethel Johnson and Sandy Parker didn’t look anything alike.”

Meanwhile, former wrestlers Baron Michele Leone, Brickhouse Brown, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, Gary Hart and Ray Stevens have been revealed because the inductees for the WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Class of 2020.

Published 09 Apr 2021, 04:56 IST

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