WWE is well known for having its own specific wording used within the company, and a new list of some of the banned phrases has seemingly been revealed.
Some of the more common phrases you’ll hear are the likes of “sports entertainment” rather than “professional wrestling”, and their competitors are referred to as WWE Superstars instead of professional wrestlers. Another phrase which has been used plenty of times in the past is Diva, but the latest report from Dave Meltzer claims this is something we won’t be hearing in the future.
According to Meltzer, this is the list that was circulated in the buildup to WrestleMania in Tampa.
On our podcast we talked about WWE banned words. The latest list, from 2020, reported on at that time that WWE gave to those in Tampa who were helping promote WrestleMania, were : blood, choke, belt, strap, diva (a word they for years used in place of women), head shot, trauma, kayfabe, Mofos, house show, DQ, The Anti-Diva, spinal injuries, victim, violence, violent, wrestling, wrestlers, WWF, wifebeater, curb stomp, phrases including the word “push” and being “Over,” babyface, heel, job, jobber, card, strangle, kill and murder.
Since debuting in AEW, CM Punk and Bryan Danielson have both made reference to the fact WWE doesn’t class itself as professional wrestling. Punk spoke in his inaugural AEW promo of the fact he left professional wrestling in 2005 when he joined WWE instead of re-signing with Ring Of Honor, and has now returned.
Danielson spoke of the fact he will always class himself as a professional wrestler as that’s what he is, whether a company wants him to call himself that or not.