During a recent episode of Cornette’s Drive Thru, Jim Cornette spoke on the words that he was banned from using in the WWE. Here’s what he had to say:
Now they actually have an entire handbook of phrases that you cannot use, and it’s been out on the internet, and you can look it up, but that’s how WWE Universe came about, didn’t want to call them fans, can’t say the fans.
Now you can’t say the referee’s names, I’m told, you’re not allowed to identify the referees. They are there on your screen but they don’t exist in real life because they don’t have names.
Jennifer Good, the producer, said, ‘Stop, can’t say that.’ ‘What’d we say?’ ‘Can’t say wrestling.’ I didn’t even realize what I said, I said, ‘Wait a minute, I can’t say he better concentrate on winning this wrestling match?’ ‘No.’ Goddamnit.
It’s all about trying to remove phrases and terms that he thinks are rasslin’, and he has done a pretty good job removing all the wrestling out of his wrestling program.
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Credit: Cornette’s Drive Thru. H/T 411Mania.