#BREAKING— Pro Wrestling Sheet (@WrestlingSheet) March 15, 2018
WWE Announces Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal Name Change: https://t.co/qqV8qwlSzV pic.twitter.com/Vl4YekQpMt
I have to admit that I did not see this coming at all, and my Tweets about it yesterday certainly attest to that. There were more, but I think this one gets to the heart of the matter the most.
Like I've seen folks in the bubble say today they never knew this stuff about Moolah. Now think about all the fans out there that aren't part of this scene. https://t.co/A1IiZ783Wk— STF from S.A.W. (@S_ATL_Wrestling) March 14, 2018
It's still true that when I wrote that the Moolah issue was not widely known inside of the bubble even.
Where I was dead wrong was how much the coverage might change that. I NEVER thought that the social media outcry, Deadspin articles, etc. would make WWE change their tune on this, but it did.
I guess the lesson here (besides the fact I CAN admit when I'm wrong) is that you should keep up the good fight. You never know when you'll make enough noise to get a better outcome.
For the record, in a related conversation I did acknowledge that WWE naming the battle royal after Fabulous Moolah was "bad and dumb." I have no issue with the decision, it just shocked me that WWE listened and changed their mind.
Update: Here's Stephanie's Tweet about the situation.