Can’t say what? Wrestling has changed a lot in recent years, with all kinds of new wrestlers getting the chance to enter the wrestling business. A lot of that has come from various wrestling training schools popping up, some of which are more well put together than others. There are some rather famous wrestling schools out there, but one of the most famous is not being mentioned so often these days.
Viktor, formerly part of the Ascension in WWE, was a guest on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. During his appearance, Viktor mentioned that he was not allowed to mention being trained in the Hart Family Dungeon when he arrived in FCW in 2011. It was not clear why Viktor was not allowed to reference the school, though he thought the Chris Benoit tragedy might have had a hand in the change. Viktor was not alone though, as William Regal was also told to not use the term. Natalya is still mentioned as the only woman to graduate from the Hart Family Dungeon.
It’s a weird thing to ban. Check out some of the school’s graduates and the Dungeon itself:
Opinion: This is one of those “only in WWE” things and I don’t want to know what their deal is with it. WWE will get on these weird kicks where they don’t want a name mentioned but then will make random exceptions. They have had no problems with the Dungeon before, even having a match on pay per view there before, but maybe something happened to change it. Maybe it is Benoit, but that is a bit of a stretch, even for WWE’s standards.
What do you think of the WWE rule? Should they continue the ban? 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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