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ECW legend Sandman says women shouldn’t work in the main event, various wrestlers respond on Twitter

ECW legend Sandman says women shouldn't work in the main event, various wrestlers respond on Twitter
Former ECW world champion Sandman. Pic credit: WWE

In what should come as no surprise to old-school fans of ECW, legendary hardcore wrestler Sandman reportedly said that women should never work the main events of professional wrestling cards.

It all started with a tweet by Impact Wrestling star Jordynne Grace, who took to Twitter to call out Sandman for his comments to her and other women at a recent WrestleCade Supershow show.

“Hey remember that time The Sandman came up to four women about to main event to tell us that women main eventing is “wrong” and “any male wrestler with any sort of experience would agree”? Was this in 1998? No, it was tonight. December 2019.”

Grace then followed up by saying there was more to the conversation but it was too much to post on Twitter.

When one fan said she should have kept it private, Grace said Sandman said it loud enough for everyone in the locker room to hear, so it was not meant to be private.

When some fans wondered if it really happened, more women who were there at the event chimed in and backed up her story.

The main event of the show was Jordynne Grace vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Taya Valkyrie vs. Rosemary. According to Grace and fellow Impact Wrestling star Big Swole, it was Tessa Blanchard that stood up to Sandman and “flamed his a$$ proper.”

Wrestlers respond to Sandman’s comments

Shazza McKenzie was the first to comment, saying that she was speechless.

Following that, some big-name wrestling stars spoke up in support of the women and against the opinions of Sandman.

AEW world champion Chris Jericho simply responded by saying that he does not agree with Sandman.

New Japan superstar Will O’Spreay, who is widely considered one of the best wrestlers on the planet, said that most of the women wrestlers working today are “more innovating & exciting stuff” than ever.

Former Impact Wrestling champion Madison Rayne also spoke up and said she hoped that Sandman at least stuck around to see the match so he could “eat his words.”

Sandman was a former ECW world champion. His gimmick was to come to the ring smoking a cigarette while drinking beer. He was mostly a hardcore brawler, who branded a kendo stick and often had a woman at his side as his second (Nancy Benoit was the more prominent second for Sandman).

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