WWE has pulled Stephanie McMahon’s “Open Letter” to Michael Sam from their official website. In the letter, Stephanie, as Chief Brand Officer, formally invites Sam to next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. You can still read the letter here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com.
I followed-up with harsh criticism about how the move shows desperation and highlights a point of irony, in a Richard Reacts piece at this link.
— WWE (@WWE) September 2, 2014
It’s likely WWE is backing off their invitation as there is almost no chance of Sam accepting, especially considering he is likely to sign with the Dallas Cowboys as a member of their practice squad on Wednesday.
Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay man to play in the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams last week. Trying to garner attention, WWE wanted to give him a platform with an “open mic” on next week’s episode of Raw in Baltimore, Maryland. WWE is doing all they can to generate hype for next week’s show as they’ll go up head-to-head with the return of Monday Night Football on ESPN.