WWE’s complete list of banned words and terms leaked

Archie Blade
|Published April 04, 2021

WWE’s complete list of banned words and terms leaked. The company have a strict policy of what words are unacceptable on their show.

It has been known for long that Vince McMahon likes to run a tight ship in WWE. Apart from the storyline and results, this also includes the verbiage used on the show. There are certain words and phrases that are a complete no-no and are not to be used under any circumstances.

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According to Fightful select, the promotion instructed their promotional partners not to mention rumors or speculations ahead of Wrestlemania 36 last year. They also issued several guidelines regarding how they wanted the event booked in addition to a list of words banned from their shows.

WWE’s complete list of banned words and terms leaked

Some of the words in the list are rather straightforward and are plain to see why they would not want them on their show for obvious reasons such as murder or kayfabe, There are some that are encouraging such as Diva but some nonsensical like Wrestling/wrestlers.

Here are the terms banned by the WWE
  • Blood
  • Choke
  • Belt
  • Strap
  • Diva
  • Head shot
  • Trauma
  • Kayfabe
  • Mofos
  • House show
  • DQ
  • The Anti-Diva
  • Spinal injuries
  • Victim
  • Violence/violent
  • Wrestling/wrestlers
  • WWF
  • Wifebeater
  • Curb Stomp
  • Needs a push
  • To be over
  • Babyface
  • Heel
  • To job/jobber
  • Card
  • Strangle
  • Kill
  • Murder

With Wrestemania 37 around the corner, it can be expected that the WWE have sent similar instructions to their partners ahead of the event, The Show of Shows will take place on April 10 and 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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