WWE has a list of words that they don’t want spoken on television. We have updated you on those words as the company adds to their faux pas phrases, but they recently added a city name to the list.
We previously reported that the list now includes: “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, phrases including the word “push” and “being over,” babyface, heel, job, jobber, card, strangle, kill and murder.”
WWE rolled through Raleigh, North Carolina this week, but announcers didn’t say the city name on television. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that announcers were told not to say the name of the city because they don’t feel the city name “sounds prestigious enough.”
The company will sometimes avoid saying the name of a city if they don’t feel like it is a big enough location for them. They will also sometimes say that they are at a University instead of namedropping the location. It appears that Raleigh got that treatment.
We’ll have to see if WWE comes around and starts saying “Raleigh” again on television, but they apparently stayed away from it this week.
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