Why is there still so much antisemitism in wrestling?

Wrestler Brian Kendrick was dropped by All Elite Wrestling after past comments about Holocaust denial were brought to light. (Photo by John Manard/Flickr Creative Commons)

This week is Wrestlemania, the biggest weekend in wrestling. It’s as good a time as any to air an interview with acclaimed wrestling journalist David Bixenspan. He joins The CJN’s Jewish sports podcast, Menschwarmers, to chat about the long and complicated history of Jews, Jewish stereotypes and antisemitism in wrestling, from Bill Goldberg’s reign to Brian Kendrick’s recently unsurfaced claims of Holocaust denial.

Plus, Gabe and Jamie update listeners on the standings of our GADYA tournament to determine the greatest Jewish athlete of all time, and we get an update on Roman Abramovich’s departure from Chelsea FC.

Listen and subscribe to Menschwarmers above.

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