Changing history. WWE has been around for a very long time and as a result, there are a lot of things that have happened to the company. Some of these things may not be as fondly remembered as others and that can create a problem. Things have changed a lot over the years and what once was completely accepted might be frowned on a bit now. That means some historical edits can take place, though they may not be so popular.
There may never again be a star like Stone Cold Steve Austin. While his time on the top of the company did not last very long, Austin became one of the biggest names in the history of wrestling and turned into a pop culture icon. That is the kind of thing that has earned him a lot of praise over the years, but there are a few things about him that WWE would rather leave in the past.
The WWE Network Twitter account has posted a clip of Austin and Brock Lesnar from 2004. In the video, Austin is wearing his “F*CK FEAR, DRINK BEER” shirt, which featured a skull in place of the U in the first word. However, the imagine is blurred out in the clip, suggesting that the wording was too adult for WWE’s current standards. Austin responded to the clip via his own Twitter account.
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 23, 2020
I can’t believe you blurred out that Tshirt…
Bah Gawd I got a family dammit!
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) February 23, 2020
It’s quite controversial. Here’s the uncensored clip:
Opinion: This is going a bit far isn’t it? I mean, the word is already censored so now we’re censoring the censoring? That’s quite a bit of a leap even for WWE as Austin might as well be erased from existence given some of the things that he said and did. I can understand that some things may not be as acceptable today, but the word was already censored. Isn’t that a bit more than necessary?
Do you agree with WWE censoring the word? Are they going too far? Let us know in the comments below.
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