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WWE Hall of Famer shares honest take on Vince McMahon banning words

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The former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had a reputation of forbidding the commentators and taletns from using certain words such as ‘belt’ and ‘wrestling’ itself. WWE Hall o Famer Booker T recently stated that he never understood why Vince set rules in place that prohibited commentators from saying those words.

Booker T opens up on Vince McMahon

Booker had stint with WWE as a color commentator from 2011 until 2015. He recalled the time that he was told to say “chagrin” while on the air. He stated that he felt like he was going to lose all of his street credit with fans because the word wasn’t in his usual vocabulary. However, he understood that there are certain things that backstage officials want to be their way.

“I might say the strap,” said Booker on his podcast “Hall of Fame”. “I might say the belt, I might not say the heavyweight championship, I may not say the world title just because I didn’t come from that side of the street. When I get it and I figure it out, I might start talking like that, but until I get it, I want to keep my personality with the crowd.”

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According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the terms are no longer considered “dirty words” and almost everyone backstage in WWE is thrilled by the new policy of lifting up the ban.

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Bishal Roy