A tag-team wrestling duo by the name “The Flying Nuns” has disbanded under pressure from Roman Catholics. The two men, dressed as nuns in habit, went under the names Sister Angelica and Mother Smucker. When performing, the tag-team would mock Catholicism by bowing in prayer and blessing the crowd.
Just as bad was the participation of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Vince McMahon, chairman of the WWF, as well as a female announcer, made lewd comments about the “nuns” while they were wrestling. Other actors, such as Brother Love (a preacher) were known to comment how the “nuns” were “virginal…pure as the driven snow.” This same person also said on TV that “their bodies have never been touched, except by their own hands, of course.”
When the league investigated this matter, it was initially stonewalled. But it was soon revealed by Christine Wypy, Manager of Fan Services at WWF, that a “corporate decision” had been made to disband the tag-team. It was apparent that WWF was feeling the heat from Catholic protests and was not prepared to promote the Catholic-bashers any longer.