That isn’t in the script. WWE has a lot of different things going on at any given moment, but WrestleMania season is even more complicated than usual. The company has to put on the biggest wrestling show in the world and that is not exactly an easy thing to do, including getting the world out. They have a little help, but that help has to follow some rather detailed rules.
One of the weirdest quirks in WWE is their list of words and terms that are not allowed to be said. They have almost an entire lingo of their own, with various weird choices being swapped in for things that are used in regular conversation. It is something that you can recognize from any source and now we know just how far WWE goes to keep things sounding the way they like.
Fightful Select has revealed a group of rules and banned words that they requested promotional partners follow and not use during the build to last year’s WrestleMania 36. WWE was to always be presented in a positive light and the partners were not allowed to respond to fan comments. They were also told to “not use messaging that enables or encourages fans to speak negatively about the product.”
Here is the list of banned terms:
Needs a push
To be over
That is quite a detailed list. Check out what it was building towards:
Opinion: This is one of those things that is pure WWE and I can’t say I’m surprised in the slightest. At the same time though, it makes sense for WWE to want to put their best foot forward with everything. They would not want negative things being brought up on the way towards their biggest event of the year and that is what they tried to cover here. It might sound a bit harsh, but this does make good sense.
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 30 wrestling books.
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