The Sandman Makes Sexist Comments, Ospreay and Jericho Respond

The former ECW star was at WrestleCade over the weekend.

The main event of the WrestleCade Supershow on November 30th was a four-way match between Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Su Yung, and Jordynne Grace.

However, according to Grace, while the competitors were preparing backstage, former ECW star Sandman told them that women main-eventing a wrestling show was wrong and that "any male wrestler with any sort of experience would agree."

She tweeted: "Hey remember that time The Sandman came up to four women about to main event to tell us that women main eventing is "wrong" and "any male wrestler with any sort of experience would agree"? Was this in 1998? No, it was tonight. December 2019."

Following the incident several wrestlers have voiced their displeasure at the comment, including AEW World Champion Chris Jericho. Le Champion tweeted: "I don't agree!"

NJPW star Will Ospreay also tweeted support for Grace, adding "Really???? Most of the women wrestlers are pull off more innovating & exciting stuff then the ever before. Can't tell you the amount of times I go watch a Stardom match & want to retire cos their matches are INSANE! Let's not interfere with progress, everyone keep killing it."

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