WWE has unintentionally used the inaccurate footage for Ethel Johnson’s induction into the 2021 Corridor of Fame Legacy Wing.
Ethel Johnson is acknowledged as the primary feminine African-American wrestler in historical past. She made her wrestling debut in 1950 when she was 16 years previous and retired in 1976.
Throughout her profession, she competed in numerous promotions such American Wrestling Affiliation and Capitol Wrestling Company, which might later turn into the World Extensive Wrestling Federation and eventually World Wrestling Leisure or WWE, in 2002.
Apparently, Ethel Johnson’s niece took to Twitter to name out WWE for utilizing the flawed footage for her aunt’s Corridor of Fame induction.
She then urged WWE to symbolize her Johnson accurately.
WWE has since deleted the 2021 Legacy inductees tweet.
Who did WWE use within the footage instead of Ethel Johnson?
After coaching to turn into a wrestler, Ethel Johnson’s sister Babs Wingo additionally started competing within the ring and so they had been later joined by their youthful sister Marva Scott.
Ethel Johnson was an enormous attraction, drawing hundreds of followers into the venue for her matches. She even challenged for the NWA World Ladies’s Championship. She wrestled her remaining match in 1976 towards her sister Marva Scott.
Throughout Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed the identification of the lady WWE used for Johnson’s Corridor of Fame footage.
“The footage of Ethel Johnson that they confirmed was not of Ethel Johnson it was of Sandy Parker, who was an African-American girl wrestler who got here alongside in all probability, I’m going to say 15 years later. Ethel Johnson and Sandy Parker didn’t look something alike.”
In the meantime, former wrestlers Baron Michele Leone, Brickhouse Brown, “Dr. Demise” Steve Williams, Gary Hart and Ray Stevens had been revealed because the inductees for the WWE Corridor of Fame Legacy Class of 2020.