That doesn’t fit. One of the most controversial decisions that WWE has made in the last fifteen years has been their shift towards a PG product. The move has caused a variety of changes in the promotion, including a change in their on-screen product. Certain things do not take place any longer and certain things are not said. This time around, WWE has edited something out.
The WWE YouTube account has edited out a line from Roman Reigns’ promo on John Cena from last week’s SmackDown. While criticizing Cena’s return, Reigns said that everything was the same with Cena, describing it as “missionary position”. That statement is edited out, though it is still present on the WWE On FOX YouTube account. Cena vs. Reigns has yet to be made official.
Cena and Reigns do have a history of words. Check out some of their promos against each other:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised by this, though it is a fairly tame line. As annoying as it might be to have edited versions of what was said, it isn’t like it changed the nature of the exchange. Hopefully WWE does not edit out that many of them, but it would hardly be the first time. WWE has made a lot of money by sticking with the PG material and it would make sense to stay that way for a long time to come.
What did you think of the promo? Did it need to be edited? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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