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Steiner's alleged comments have landed him in hot water

"Disgraceful" – Wrestling stars and legends enraged over Rick Steiner's alleged recent comments 

Earlier today, Gisele Shaw shared an account of her interaction with Rick Steiner after the WWE Hall of Famer verbally accosted her.

Steiner allegedly passed transphobic comments and proceeded to yell at the Impact Wrestling star at WrestleCon. The situation was soon diffused by people present at the venue after Steiner had repeatedly hurled some hateful phrases at Shaw.

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AEW star Kip Sabian was one of the first to share his concerns regarding the incident:

@GiseleShaw08 Disgraceful. Sorry this happened to you.

Fans also flooded her post with replies in support of her:

@GiseleShaw08 I find it hard to believe Rick steiner would say that given his job.
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@GiseleShaw08 Absolutely horrible. Im so sorry that you even had to go thru that Giselle.

You are an amazing person, wrestler, human being and strong ass woman.
Sending love and positive vibes your way
@GiseleShaw08 Clearly we got a long way to go to get where we need to be. Sorry this happened and sorry Rick was evidently a part of it who by now should know better. I hope you are doing okay Gisele.
@GiseleShaw08 I am so sorry what you had to go through. That is clearly unacceptable and it's unacceptable that you are not treated with the respect even from some of your peers there at the event because if they did they would have said something to Rick, their status wouldn't even lower.
@GiseleShaw08 Gisele i'm very sorry that you had go through that type of disgusting behavior from Rick Steiner ...i'm so disgust that none of the other legends didn't step up to defend you

Wrestling stars and legends expressed their disapproval of Rick Steiner's actions

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The wrestling world was quick to react to Shaw's post. Some of the top stars didn't shy away from voicing their opinions.

@GiseleShaw08 I’m so sorry this happened

It’s completely unacceptable. I’m glad to hear there ARE people that were there to try and diffuse the situation.
@GiseleShaw08 Sending you all my love 🫶

Some went straight after Rick Steiner, condemning him for his actions:

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"I'm sorry that you're still forced to deal with this. Rick should be ashamed of himself, though I seriously question if he's capable of feeling such a thing," Tweeted famous personality Ryan McKinnel.
@GiseleShaw08 I'm sorry that you're still forced to deal with this. Rick should be ashamed of himself, though I seriously question if he's capable of feeling such a thing.

Steiner's own former colleague and wrestling legend Ricky Morton called the incident "horrible":

@GiseleShaw08 I’m deeply sorry you had to go through this. Absolutely horrible & heartbreaking. Sending love and will absolutely stand up for you.

Former WWE Superstar Matthew Rehwoldt chimed in as well, calling for the removal of such hate from the industry.

It’s up to us to get this HATE out of our business.

As a community bigotry should have no place in professional wrestling - no matter who you are or you THINK you are. twitter.com/giseleshaw08/s…
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Some of those old timers are set in their ways.

That mindset has no business in the modern world, and no business in professional wrestling.

Wrestling, just like anything will move with the times. Soon, that old mindset is going to die off. twitter.com/giseleshaw08/s…
@GiseleShaw08 Babe, I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with that.

All my love to ya

Rick Steiner is yet to publicly address Shaw's comments.

What do you think about the current situation? Sound off in the comments section below.

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