WWE fans and general Nancy Grace non-fans are far from pleased at the TV personality’s apparent belief, implied on air, that wrestling stars are all on steroids.
#CancelColbert is so last week. Twitter is on to #CancelNancyGrace following a segment this week in which she interviewed Diamond Dallas Page
"So many wrestlers dead," Grace said to her guest. "Now accusations of steroids and illegal drugs swirling … let’s take a look at wrestlers who died young."
A scrolling graphic on the screen displayed a list of prominent pro wrestling figures including Rick McGraw, 30; Buzz Sawyer, 32; and Owen Hart, 33.
Ultimate Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig, died just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and appearing at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday.
He collapsed while he and his wife were walking to their car at an Arizona hotel, and doctors pronounced Ultimate Warrior dead soon after at 54.
"We all used it back in the day," Page said frankly with regard to steroids, but he noted that Ultimate Warrior didn’t look nearly as big as he used to be.
Page added that he saw him recently and that he "looked great," although what would be his final video from Monday night RAW tells a different story.
In any case, Grace’s implication about the Ultimate Warrior, and the inclusion on the list of Hart, who died in 1999 after a freak accident, pissed off many.
Soon enough, #CancelNancyGrace became a national trending topic. Echoing the sentiments of many wrestling fans across the nation, one of them wrote:
"I don’t understand why Nancy Grace has the forum that she does to skew info. Owen Hart died from a fall not from steroids #CancelNancyGrace."
"#CancelNancyGrace because she probably thinks Abraham Lincoln died of steroid abuse," added another of the seemingly misinformed talk show host.
"Sign the petition. #CancelNancyGrace #WWE," The Fans Podcast got in on the action with a link to the inevitable Change (dot) org petition for her dismissal.
Read lots more #CancelNancyGrace Tweets here.