Gisele Shaw claims WWE HOF’er Rick Steiner hurled transphobic remarks at her throughout an look … one thing the occasion organizers themselves appear to acknowledge occurred.
The Affect Wrestling star made the accusation towards the famed RS Friday, detailing what she says was an absolute tirade stuffed with hateful language … focusing on her transgender identification. Shaw is a trans lady BTW, and got here out as transgender final 12 months at Pleasure Toronto.
This is what she needed to say in regards to the interplay, which she says occurred at WrestleCon Friday … the place Gisele was doing a signing. She writes, “I’ve been bullied all my life and have by no means stood up for myself as a result of I’m scared that I might get beat up bodily, mentally, or emotionally. The bullies in my life have all the time silenced me, however that ends immediately!”
Gisele goes on to say that, whereas strolling to her desk, she heard somebody shouting, “you’re a person,” “you’re a dude,” “you’re a chunk of trash,” “you might be filth,” and “get the f*** away from right here.” She did not know who it was at first, however later says she heard it once more — and noticed Steiner.
She says she confronted him about it on the spot — saying, “Excuse me?” — however claims he continued to tear her down in entrance of lots of people … together with different wrestling expertise.
She says different outstanding stars had been round, however did not do something about it. Gisele provides, “I’m not scripting this as a result of I would like sympathy. I’m scripting this as a result of I’m achieved being bullied to silence. At this time is Worldwide Transgender Day of Visibility and I’m standing up for myself and for different individuals who undergo the very same state of affairs each day. I would like everybody to know what sort of a deplorable particular person Rick Steiner is and that this can’t be tolerated. This retains taking place as a result of individuals let it slide and don’t take any motion. In the event you do enterprise with a majority of these individuals then I cannot do enterprise with you.”
The official WrestleCon account apologized for what occurred, particularly naming Shaw/the LGBT neighborhood — however not saying Rick’s title. They add, “The difficulty has been addressed and we hope the rest of the conference is usually a constructive expertise for all.”
Steiner hasn’t commented, and it is unclear what repercussions, if any, he’ll face.