It has come to light that WWE made an error when inducting Ethel Johnson into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Legacy Wing last week. They used the wrong footage when featuring Johnson during the ceremony and now her family has commented on the issues.
Speaking with Chris Bournea, Johnson’s family talked about how WWE did not contact anyone regarding Johnson’s induction. Here is the quote from Johnson’s sister, Babs Wingo, courtesy of Fightful:
“They inducted her as the first African American female wrestler. She needs to be inducted as the first African American female champion. They did not contact anybody. I didn’t get any contact until after I reached out and saw what they put up. I contacted WWE. They contacted me back, I told them what the errors were in the video. They said they were going to correct it. They didn’t know when the corrections were going to be made. They recently reached out to me and said they made the corrections, but I can’t find the original advertisement or video. I don’t know what they corrected.”
Johnson’s niece, Kim Goodwin Martin, also commented on how WWE didn’t contact their family to accept the award. Here is the quote:
“How come you didn’t invite us to accept the award on behalf of my aunt? You didn’t call us because you knew you were doing wrong. They had plenty of time to get the information. They decided to put out what they wanted to put out. What they put out was untrue. It should be on the site with a big apology.”
You can learn more about Ethel Johnson here.
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