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Petition to WWE, Vincent K. McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque, Tara Carraro, Mary Ellen Curran, General Contact

Induct Chyna into the WWE Hall of Fame

The purpose of this petition is to support an international grassroots campaign to see former WWE superstar Joanie "Chyna" Laurer inducted into WWE's prestigious Hall of Fame. Immediately upon her debut in February 1997, Chyna was dubbed the "Ninth Wonder of the World," a one-of-a-kind mix of villainess and fan favorite with an unmatched display of pure domination. Chyna's impressive physique and her naturally commanding presence allowed her the rare ability to go toe-to-toe with some of wrestling's most legendary male performers including Stone Cold, Kane, Mankind, Eddie Guerrero, and Chris Jericho. Up until that point, a female actively competing with men (and winning) was something the wrestling industry had never seen before. This was just one of many "firsts" Chyna accomplished for women superstars. In October 1999 at WWF's No Mercy, Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the Intercontinental Championship. That night she became a bonafide icon and went on to enjoy two more successful runs as Intercontinental Champion. In WWE's 35 year history, Chyna is still the only female to hold the Intercontinental Championship. Apart from that record-setting accomplishment, Chyna was also the first female to compete in the Royal Rumble match and qualify for the King of the Ring tournament. She is also the only female to ever be named the #1 contender for the biggest prize in sports entertainment: the WWE Heavyweight Championship. With a rich and detailed history facing men in the ring it's often overlooked that Chyna is WWE's only undefeated Women's Champion - having battled remarkable female performers like Ivory and Molly Holly and Hall of Famer's like Lita and Trish Stratus. We understand any criticism or hesitation to induct Joanie Laurer into the Hall of Fame. Despite this, we want WWE to know that the Chyna we remember is a woman who defined history, defied stereotypes and created a legacy that is as fresh and curious as the day she left in 2001. Sadly, I am updating this petition to account for the fact that Joanie "Chyna" Laurer passed away at her home in California in April 2016. Our goal now with this petition is for WWE to finally celebrate Chyna's triumphs and stand with us in full support and encouragement to add this trailblazing wonder into the WWE Hall of Fame. In late 2015, a kickstarter campaign was successfully funded to help shoot a documentary titled "The Reconstruction of Chyna," detailing Joanie's life and career; although she did not live to experience it, we would love to see this documentary include Chyna's induction into the Hall of Fame. Please sign this petition, tweet @WWE and @VinceMcMahon, email fanservices@wwecorp.com, or call WWE Headquarters directly at (203) 352-8600! We have waited 15 years+ to see this electrifying icon recognized and the time is now. Long live the 9th Wonder of the World. #Chyna #RIPChyna #ChynaHOF #TeamChyna

Equal Rights King
8,193 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Marvel

Marvel Comics should bring back New X-Men Academy X

New X-Men is an X-Men title that was written in 2004 as a continuation of DeFilippis and Weir's New Mutants Vol. 2, focusing on the lives of students at Xavier's School for the Gifted. It would later be taken over by writers Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost in 2005, where it would continue until 2008 when the 'Messiah Complex' event lead to mass changes in X-book titles. It has since then become a cult favorite among X-Men fans and is very dear to several readers hearts. Marvel Editor in Chief, C. B. Cebulski recently appeared on 'CBS in the Morning', talking about Marvel's commitment to diversity. Myself and many other fans feel that New X-Men would fit into that commitment and be relevant for readers to current events. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0tjNqZCxE (Video was taken off of YouTube; here's an article/transcript of the video from CBS News:) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marvel-comics-push-to-diversify-universe-c-b-cebulski-japanese-pen-name/  Some of the issues touched on in this series or with the characters in other X-book appearances were: Racism, bullying, classism and privilege, homophobia and LGBTQ representation, Islamophobia, homelessness and drug abuse, school shootings, abandonment and neglect, disability and ablism, PTSD and other mental illnesses... The series mainly focused on: • Wind Dancer- A foreign exchange student from Venezuela, who could control the molecules in the air. • Surge- Leader of the New X-Men, with electricity based powers and super speed. • Prodigy- The New X-Men's tactician, possessing the ability to copy knowledge temporarily from the people around him. • Elixir- A former Reaver with the ability to give life or take it. • Hellion- An arrogant telekinetic, who grows past his privileged upbringing. • Mercury- A former cheerleader whose skin is made of malleable, non-toxic metal. • Dust- A devout Muslim with the ability to turn into a dust storm. • Rockslide- Wrestler and living pile of rocks.  • Anole- The pragmatic one of the group: with reptilian physiology, enhanced agility and speed, camouflage, and the ability to crawl on walls. • Pixie- Possessing insect-like wings, teleportation, and illusion creating 'Pixie Dust'; Pixie quickly became a fan favorite of the series.  •X-23- A clone of Wolverine and former child soldier of the Facility. Other characters include:Gentle, Indra, Loa, Match, and Trance. Sadly in CBR's recent X-Positions it was mentioned by current X-Men editor Jordan D White, that Marvel currently had no plans of bringing back New X-Men; despite mentioning that this series has a loyal fanbase. Myself and other fans are very disappointed by this choice, especially since Marvel hasn't found a replacement young adult X-book since cancelling 'Generation X Vol. 2'. Several of their LGBTQ and more inclusive titles were also cancelled in 2017, leaving a severe gap in Marvel's representation. https://www.cbr.com/x-position-return-x-men-editor-jordan-d-white/ New X-Men had successful sales numbers during its run and still has a popular fan base to this very day. Several characters like X-23 and Pixie became breakout stars, with the ability to carry a mini series or solo title. There is little evidence that New X-Men would not be sellable to current readers. Currently very few of the New X-Men characters appear regularly in X-titles, with the exception of X-23 and Gentle. We are simply asking Marvel to give the New X-Men an Ongoing or Mini-Series. Marvel: Bring Back the New X-Men. Tumblr page @  https://newx-menfan.tumblr.com

Theodora Dirrim
216 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Maroon 5, adam levine

Maroon 5: Drop Out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Click here to tell the artists to #TakeAKnee during their halftime set in solidarity with Kaepernick. Rihanna has reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform in front of over 100 million people at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Why? She supports Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been exiled from the NFL because of his decision to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick risked his career to take a knee for equality, and the NFL punished him for it. Until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL. Join me in asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna is not the first major artist to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show. Jay-Z turned down a request to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl, and even addressed it in his 2018 song “Apesh*t.” The lyrics say, “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you. Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too," while the music video shows a line of men on one knee. Comedian Amy Schumer has also weighed in, praising Rihanna and encouraging Maroon 5 to follow her lead and step down. Schumer also said that she will refuse to do any commercials that would air during the big game. “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them," she said. Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar — all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same. The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history. If they don’t, they will be remembered for choosing to side with the NFL over its players. The band’s lead singer, Adam Levine, has not shied away from politics in the past. He has been a strong supporter of same sex marriage and LGBT rights. The band even changed the location of a show because the venue supported anti-gay marriage laws. If the band can take a stand for LGBT rights, they should do the same for these players. Colin Kaepernick has sacrificed his NFL career to call out violent racism in America, and players across the country have followed his lead. Rihanna, Jay-Z, Amy Schumer and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand. Sign to tell Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Kaepernick and players who #TakeAKnee.  

Vic Oyedeji
117,389 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, Gary Marsh, Lakeitcha Thomas

Bizaardvark Wizard of Oz Episode

Since the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark was renewed for a 3rd season this year, I figured I should cooperate with an episode which would make progress. Here's the story for this petition. When I've watched both seasons, they were really amazing and somehow I had a thought after seeing one of the episodes. That thought was: A special episode of Bizaardvark with a spoof on The Wizard of Oz and I already got the name Ozaardvark last year with the characters from the show [like in the picture above] for the roles. It would be funny & enjoyable for viewers and fans everywhere. We see that in some TV shows past and present has some references to the movie [quotes, themes, etc.] and such because it's legend in movie history, but this one would be great for fans of both Wizard of Oz and Bizaardvark to watch whether a half-hour or 1 hr. special like they’ve never done before. If I can help Disney Channel make that happen, then so can you. I don't care what people say about the show or its stars, it's a great one and we can hope for an episode like this to occur unless we do something about it together. This would also work without 2 of the show's main creators Josh Lehrman & Kyle Stegina since I've learned that they left, but it'll be okay without them 'cuz we can always remember that in the first place, it was they who made the show from the beginning. Just imagine Amelia, Paige, Frankie & Bernie going somewhere over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road. If they're going to make some videos, Oz is the perfect place to do it and there's no place like home for Bizaardvark. Sign this petition, support and share! Good luck. #Ozaardvark

Alex Dillard
502 supporters