Brad Shepard Drops a Truthbomb on the #EndMensWrestling Movement

Written by Brad Shepard

Earlier this evening, a friend tipped me off to a trending hashtag within the wrestling Twitter community – #EndMensWrestling.

Initially, I wondered if I was just missing a story or something significant which led to this bizarre hashtag. But alas, it was simply a vocal group of women’s wrestling stans (a niche of a niche) spazzing out on Twitter.

Imagine a world without men’s wrestling. A world where every week Raw, NXT and SmackDown are seven hours of women’s wrestling. It would indeed be the worst show on television.

Without men’s wrestling, there would have been no Bruno, no Hulk, no Rock, no Austin, no Cena, no Flair…etc.   

Look, I’m not generally a fan of women’s wrestling, but I also understand a vocal minority audience are. There is a place for men and women’s wrestling in the industry. Wrestling needs special attractions like women’s wrestling, giants, midgets…etc.

So you don’t have to suffer, I’ve shared some of the tweets from people who used this hashtag, to give you an idea of the situation.


Yikes! I thought I would chime in with an important reminder to those fans supporting the end of men’s wrestling.


That’s what you call a reality check. The replies to my tweet have continued pouring in, and they’re not too kind.


I won’t post all of the replies, but you get the idea – they’re big league mad, and unfortunately for them, that’s just too bad.

About the author

Brad Shepard

Brad's journalism work has been credited in Fox Business, Washington Post, New York Daily News, New York Post, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, Deadspin, Yahoo Sports, Forbes, Golf Digest, Bleacher Report, Sporting News, The Sun, NESN, Breitbart, Zero Hedge, and ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, among others.

He has appeared on Fox Sports Radio, ESPN Radio, Sky Sports Radio in the UK and Vibe 105 FM in Toronto. He currently co-hosts the “Oh, You Didn’t Know” Wrestling Show, available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Brad was internationally credited for breaking the story of the XFL return.
He was voted one of the top 50 best Twitter accounts to follow by The Wrestling Estate. You can follow Brad on Twitter at @TheBradShepard.