Professional wrestling fans are upset with Nancy Grace again. The TV host welcomed retired wrestler Diamond Dallas Page to her HLN show on Wednesday (April 9) to discuss the sudden and tragic death of the Ultimate Warrior.
Right away, Grace jumped to accusations of possible steroid and drug use. She also ran through a list of wrestlers who died young, implying their deaths were connected to steroid or drug use. Of course, that wasn’t the case for many of them. Among the names listed that did not die from drugs were Own Hart, who died from a fall, and Chris Candido, who suffered a blood clot after a surgery.
Page released a statement the next day saying he appeared on the show expecting to talk about the life of Warrior, but found out too late he was mistaken. “Had I known the only topic discussed would be steroids I would not have participated,” he writes. “At the time I was also unaware of the list that was shown to the viewing audience. To imply that all of the wrestlers on that list died from steroids was wrong and for that they owe the families an apology.”
Now fans have jumped into action with a petition asking CNN to remove grace from their programming “so she can no longer pollute them with her horrible, one sided, skewed, misinformed ‘reporting’.” Grace was also taken to task in 2007 due to her inaccurate reporting on the Chris Benoit murder/suicide.
So far the petition has garnered over 15,000, on the way to it’s goal of 20,000. You can see Grace’s report below and view the petition on Change.org.