Vince McMahon lifts the ban on the word 'wrestler' in WWE


Vince McMahon has shaped WWE in his image over the years, from the way the shows look, to how the superstars talk during their promos in the ring.

Vince has the power to ban a word from being said on his shows and superstars have to abide by those rules whether they like it or not.

One word that has been banned in WWE for many years is the term 'wrestler', as the WWE Chairman doesn't believe it fits his sports entertainment production, but that has now changed.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has confirmed that Vince McMahon has lifted the ban of the word 'wrestler' after being asked about the topic by a fan on Twitter.

WWE's Dash Wilder of The Revival saw Meltzer's comments and chimed in on the situation as well, taking credit for the removal of the ban.

Wilder tweeted: "You’re welcome, everyone."

It's weird that WWE banned the word 'wrestler' for so many years since they are a wrestling promotion, so it's good that they have finally reversed that decision.

Granted, WWE's stars will likely still be addressed as superstars, but at least the term 'wrestler' is no longer a banned term.

We'll have to wait and see how long it will be before the term 'wrestler' becomes common in WWE once again, and if Vince suddenly decides to change his mind in the future and ban the term again in the future.


The word 'wrestler' isn't the only word that Vince has lifted the ban on in WWE over the past couple of months, as the terms 'hospital' and 'belt' are now being said more commonly on WWE programming.

When Becky Lynch won the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles at WrestleMania back in April, WWE pushed hard the word 'belt' with their celebration branding of her victory, referring to her as 'Becky 2 Belts'.

Hopefully, Vince becomes more relaxed on more currently banned words in the future so that superstars have more freedom when they are delivering promos in the ring.

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