Former WWE CEO Vince McMahon had an odd dislike for specific words in the company, so much so that he would prevent anyone from saying them on television. This would lead to simple, everyday terms such as “hospital” being replaced instead with “medical facility.” One person who said he benefited from the odd rule was Road Dogg.

On the latest episode of his podcast, Road Dogg explained how McMahon banning certain words and phrases helped expand his vocabulary. The former WWE backstage producer said he was forced to learn new words thanks to McMahon.

People always made fun of Vince banning words. For me, and this is straight from my heart and straight from my brain, he taught me a ton of words, and he extended my vocabulary. Because he would not let you say certain things. So you had to find other ways to say it and I think he thought there was a negative connotation against wrestling, and the wrestling world, and wrestlers.

So he created World Wrestling Entertainment and has WWE Superstars, you know what I mean? There’s nothing wrong with that. I think if it’s your company, you can definitely call your people whatever you want. I think he thought it brought it up to a classier level. I don’t disagree with him.


Vince McMahon announced his retirement on July 22nd before SmackDown. He left the keys to the kingdom to his daughter, Stephanie McMahon, and Nick Khan. After McMahon departed from the company, Triple H was named the new Head of Creative.

What do you make of Road Dogg’s comments about Vince McMahon banning certain words and terms? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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