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Nancy Grace Angers Many in WWE With Stance On Ultimate Warrior & Owen Hart

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Nancy Grace has a lot of haters. A couple days ago, she didn’t have many from the WWE Universe. But now that’s all changed following a controversial segment on her HLN show.

After the Ultimate Warrior‘s untimely passing on Tuesday, former WWE superstar Diamond Dallas Page agreed to go on Grace’s show to talk about him. But as it turned out, Grace had a different agenda. She would go on to bring up the topic of drugs and steroids in wrestling, and how they’ve contributed to many deaths over the years.

Obviously, this wasn’t what DDP signed up for:

“I went on Nancy Grace last night expecting to discuss Warrior the man. Had I known the only topic discussed would be steroids I would not have participated. At the time I was also unaware of the list that was shown to the viewing audience,” said Page in a statement.

The list he’s referring to, was a list shown by Grace of many wrestlers who died young. One of the name’s on the list was Owen Hart. Well, any wrestling fan can tell you how Hart died, and it certainly wasn’t because of steroids.

Enter Mick Foley:

Current WWE superstar Cody Rhodes also chimed in with his two cents:

 

So as you can see, wrestlers are not happy. Grace didn’t come out and say that Hart and Warrior died because of steroids, but it was implied. In most peoples’ books, that’s unprofessional. She certainly owes multiple apologies after taking the angle that she did. As much as she may want to think wrestling is still like it was back in the 80s and 90s — it’s not. Times have changed and WWE takes PED and substance abuse more seriously than many actual sports leagues.