Auschwitz Memorial Museum Blasts WWE For WrestleMania Video
A video package from WWE’s WrestleMania Goes Hollywood event has upset the Auschwitz Memorial Museum.
The rivalry between WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik Mysterio led them to a big match at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this past weekend at WrestleMania 39.
As part of the Rey and Dominik storyline, WWE did an angle that saw Dominik get arrested. It would lead to Dominik doing promos about how tough he was because he survived prison “for a few hours.” Obviously, it was just a storyline, but it added to Dominik’s character as “Prison Dom.”
Prior to the matchup of the Mysterios, there was a video package that aired on the pre-show that showed an image of Dominik in a prison of some kind as guards took him out of there and put him in a car so that he can be driven to his match at WrestleMania. The idea was that he was free from prison so he could unleash on his father at WrestleMania.
The problem is that the video featured an image of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The error was revealed by WWE fans on social media and the image was taken out of the video that aired during WrestleMania, but there were still a lot of people that saw it.
On Twitter, the Auschwitz Memorial Museum blasted WWE for using the image.
“The fact that Auschwitz image was used to promote a WWE match is hard to call “an editing mistake”. Exploiting the site that became a symbol of enormous human tragedy is shameless and insults the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.”
The fact that Auschwitz image was used to promote a WWE match is hard to call "an editing mistake". Exploiting the site that became a symbol of enormous human tragedy is shameless and insults the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.https://t.co/b4bbYgWPwjhttps://t.co/Xud4rbhEUSpic.twitter.com/tuJrzmK6mQ
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) April 5, 2023
WWE has yet to comment on the matter. As mentioned above, the Austwitz image was removed from the video during the WrestleMania broadcast. Clearly, WWE was aware of the error they made.