What’s the word? There are some very interesting quirks in WWE and a lot of them come from Vince McMahon. Every now and then, he comes up with a new group of words that the company is not allowed to say, with some of them being a lot more of a stretch than others. Now though, there is another name that the company isn’t going to use and it makes a little more sense.

According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is no longer calling the Codebreaker by its signature name. The change comes now that Chris Jericho is one of the top stars in AEW rather than WWE and WWE does not want to give the other company attention. While Jericho did not invent the move, the name is the best known of all the versions of the move.

The Codebreaker is still a popular move. Check out a rapid fire countdown of the best of the move:


Opinion: At least this one makes sense. A lot of these moves make next to no sense, with things like belts not being allowed. In this case at least, Jericho working somewhere else is a good excuse to do something else. It also helps that the announcers can just say “knees to the face” or something like that to keep everything from sounding ridiculous. This could be a lot worse and that’s better than a lot of the situations for WWE as of late.

Should WWE have banned the word? Will this make any difference? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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