Brock Lesnar dropped the WWE Championship to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38 in a title unification match. He was absent for a while but then came back to confront Reigns on Friday Night Smackdown. WWE was also unaware of the USA Network censoring Brock Lesnar’s recent promo.

WWE fans got very excited when news broke that Raw would be moving from TV-PG rating to TV-14. However, that initial report jumped the gun, as the source came from a prematurely leaked memo.

On this past week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Brock Lesnar said in his promo that he would give Roman Reigns a “sh*t kicking” at SummerSlam. However, the USA Network censored the word as well.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that Lesnar’s use of the word “sh*t” was approved by the USA Network but for some reason, it was edited off the show. WWE was also unaware of the promo being censored.


“This last week on Monday’s Raw, very early in the show, Brock Lesnar used the word ‘sh*t’ and it was bleeped out. USA had that in the script. The word was scripted. He didn’t go off script or anything and they approved it and then when it aired they sound edited it.

That was a really weird one because I know people in WWE who had no idea that it was edited out and they thought ‘oh yea, they approved us saying this word.’ They edited it out.”

WWE is also not expected to push the TV-14 rating too far. We’ll have to see how the overall product will change from now on.

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