The pro wrestling world saw had a busy weekend, and there was plenty of news to report. On top of WrestleMania, Rick Steiner also grabbed headlines thanks to his transphobic comments directed at Gisele Shaw. Sadly, the pro wrestling world also lost WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Butch as well. Out of all those things, losing a legend like Butch was certainly the saddest.

Rick Steiner was banned from WrestleCon, and he will never get booked on the event again. He wasn’t actually booked through the convention this time, but he was brought in by a third party vendor. Scott Steiner appeared alone in their booth on Sunday at WrestleCon.

As Mick Foley noted on Foley is Pod, Rick Steiner’s comments were sad. Still, with everything going on, it’s important not to lose focus on what really matters.

Bushwhacker Butch arrived in Los Angeles for WrestleCon, but he became very ill and was rushed to the hospital. Bushwhacker Luke appeared in a booth next to Mick Foley, all alone, and Foley had to admit that was the saddest part of everything.


“Steiner’s comments about Gisele Shaw are quite sad, I did hear about the issue…you talking about the Steiner thing? The saddest thing, this is not diminishing Rick Steiner going out of his way to make one of the other guests feel really bad, which is really unfortunate. There is still some backward thinking. Even if someone has an opinion, no need to hurt somebody like that. Completely unnecessary. The saddest thing is that the table next to mine was supposed to be the Bushwhackers. Luke told me on Friday that Butch had made it, but he had to go to the ICU. I only found out last night, when I was getting ready for my red eye flight that Butch had passed away. That was the saddest thing about WrestleCon,”

WrestleCon was an eventful time. Melina also got kicked out of the hotel for getting in a fight, and she wasn’t allowed back. Needless to say, you never know what can happen at WrestleCon, because things were lit this year in Los Angeles.

We’ll keep our eye on all the stories mentioned above, because it was a very busy weekend, and we never stop bringing you all the info here at Ringside News.

What’s your take on this situation with WrestleCon? What’s your favorite WrestleCon moment? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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