Wrestling With Subtitles
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Wrestling With Subtitles

    1. Max Zaleski
    2. Petition by

      Max Zaleski

      Seattle, WA

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May 2013

Victory

I was able to utilize my wrestling knowledge on Twitter and Facebook and get a LOT of wrestling personalities to support and RT the cause.

I've been watching wrestling since I was 5 years old. Watching the likes of The Rock, Stone Cold, Triple H, and The Undertaker go toe to toe in sports entertainment's biggest venues and spectacles like Wrestlemania. As I grew up, I would always stay up late on Monday nights for WWE Raw is War and then on Thursday for WWE Smackdown. 

It wasn't until I hit high school that I first learned a little bit of ASL (American Sign Language). My friends would fingerspell anything they were saying by their side, and I thought that was awesome. So I signed up for ASL at my high school and have been signing ever since (around 6 years or so). 

Sign language and the Deaf community have been such a big part of my life that I even went to college to become an interpreter, finishing up classes in June of 2011 when the college dropped the program.

I have a good number of Deaf friends and a good 75% of them love wrestling, but when the DVDs come out for a PPV, they miss out on the commentary and the promos due to the DVDs not having a subtitles option. 

This is important because the WWE is not producing their wonderful product so that everyone can enjoy it. They are only specified on hearing people, and without captioning/subtitles, the Deaf portion of the WWE Universe end up missing out on key parts of stories and character development of any given WWE Superstar. 

Please contact me at WrestlingWithSubtitles@gmail.com 

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    • Stephanie G MASSENA, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Everyone should be able to watch wrestling .

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    • Aleck Radovanovics BANCROFT,ONTARIO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      My mother is a deaf mute!

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    • Stephen Townsley GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Equality in all things for all people

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    • James Jackson CLACTON-ON-SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Wrestling is in my opinion the best form of entertainment in the world! Everyone should be able to enjoy it!

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    • Jack Evans IPSWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It's crucial for the enjoyment of the product by those who are deaf! Make it happen!

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