WrestleCon issues statement on Gisele Shaw/Rick Steiner incident

WrestleCon has issued a statement concerning the incident that occurred between Gisele Shaw and Rick Steiner

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There was an altercation at WrestleCon in which Steiner verbally went after Shaw. 

After her appearance at WrestleCon in Los Angeles, California, Gisele Shaw took to her Twitter page and pushed out a recount of an incident with Rick Steiner. 

Shaw claims that Steiner called her ‘dude’, ‘filth’, ‘a piece of trash’ and told her to get away and when another IMPACT Wrestling talent stepped in, Steiner used a slur to describe said individual. Shaw noted that the incident took place in front of other ‘legends’ who did not get involved. 

WrestleCon pushed out the following statement, noting that they regret what took place and shared that they stand with members of the LGBTQAI+ community. 

WrestleCon regrets the events that took place at yesterday’s convention and apologizes to Gisele Shaw. We aim to promote a safe and inclusive environment for all LGBTQAI+ members of the wrestling community. The issue has been addressed and we hope the remainder of the convention can be a positive experience for all.

Per PWInsider, WrestleCon informed Steiner that he is not allowed to take part or enter any of the remaining WrestleCon events. WrestleCon representatives did not get to speak to Steiner until this morning because he left to attend the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Steiner was not booked for the convention but was brought in by a third-party vendor. WrestleCon is attempting to bring the two sides together to speak about the situation. 

The current IMPACT Knockouts talent Gisele Shaw is a transgender woman and made that public in the summer of 2022.

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