WWE put together a WrestleMania video package for Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio’s match that they aired during the show of shows. It came off pretty well that night and fans praised the entrance. That being said, a few people were very upset to see the video footage that WWE decided on for that high-profile video package.

WWE is facing real backlash after fans noticed that it had used an image of the Auschwitz concentration camp to promote Rey and Dominik’s match. This was the video package that included several snap shots of prisons. It turns out one of those photos was not a “prison” at all, it was a concentration camp.

The five-minute video, which aired during the pre-show ahead of WrestleMania 39, showed a shot of Auschwitz as Dominik made comments about being a hardened criminal. The Auschwitz Memorial criticized WWE in a statement on Twitter, calling the use of the image “shameless” and insulting to the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.

The fact that Auschwitz image was used to promote a WWE match is hard to call “an editing mistake”. Exploiting the site that became a symbol of enormous human tragedy is shameless and insults the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.


WWE has not responded to this, but they did edit the video. It appears that the snapshot from Auschwitz was nixed from replays. Fans confirmed their suspicions about the footage during the live broadcast and expressed their disappointment on social media.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was built by Germans in occupied Poland in 1940. The tragic facility became one of the largest extermination centers of WWII. More than 1.1 million people were murdered before the camp’s liberation in 1945. We have no idea how WWE ended up using a clip from that concentration camp in their footage for WrestleMania.

This story is quite interesting, and we have a lot of questions. With WWE’s upcoming merge with UFC, it’s not likely that they will dwell on this for long. If anything, they have appeared to delete the short clip from the video.

The Holocaust is not something that should be taken lightly. Brian Kendrick knows that all too well, because his period as a denier cost him a gig with AEW. Hopefully everyone can learn a lesson from this WrestleMania mistake.

What’s your take on this situation? Should someone in WWE be fired for this? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.

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