As previously reported, a WWE fan recently started a petition calling for Donald Trump to be removed from the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame due to what many call very controversial comments regarding Muslims and Mexicans from the Republican United States presidential candidate during his ongoing campaign.
The petition, which currently has over 8,700 signatures as of this report, stated the following, in part:
“WWE not only employs Muslim and Middle Eastern talent, but has also recently launched the Network in the Middle East. The WWE must realize how many of its fans are Muslim. What message does it send to them to honor Donald Trump on the WWE’s Hall of Fame? And Mexico is one of WWE’s biggest international markets – the WWE has a history of working with Mexican professional wrestling promotions as well as recruiting some of Mexico’s top wrestlers. Many of WWE’s most beloved superstars represent their Mexican heritage in the ring. When it comes to diversity, Donald Trump does not stand with WWE.“
WWE now appears to have issued an official response to this petition according to Boston Herald reporter Chris Villani, who posted the following on his official Twitter page:
Re: Trump/HOF, @WWE tells the Herald it’s “not in the business of politics and has no plans to respond to any of the political rhetoric.”
Donald Trump has backed the WWE for many years and even took part in a Hair vs Hair match at Wrestlemania 23 where his representative Bobby Lashley defeated Vince McMahon’s representative Umage. In doing so Vince McMahon was then forced to shave his head. Donald has made many appearances on WWE programming before as well.