AEW strives to be an alternative to the product that WWE has been putting out for decades. Tony Khan’s company improved by leaps and bounds in key aspects, but not everything is as well as it should be. Some fans noticed that swearing stopped on Dynamite in terms of the constant S-bombs, but their network isn’t copping to telling them to stop.
One of the biggest differences between WWE and AEW is that AEW has a lot of violent content, which usually involves a lot of blood. The company has received criticism for the same, and they are also known to drop a lot of cuss words.
It was said that AEW was instructed to tone down the amount of swearing they have by Warner Bros Discovery. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the network told Tony Khan’s company to cut down on the swearing.
Word has gotten to the promotion from WBD that they’d like the language toned down. As best we can tell, they have said nothing about the blood.
According to Fightful, the entire thing was taken out of context from a previous meeting. They followed up with a report to say that the network has no issues with AEW’s television product.
A source inside Warner Bros. Discovery talked to us briefly about their current relationship with AEW and noted that while they still have a significant amount of time left on their contract, AEW programming in its current form “makes no negative waves” and overall holds up their end of the deal quite well, particularly when it comes to ratings performance.
The point was to stress that they could get network heat if they “fly too close to the sun” but it was not a firm edict of any sort. Therefore, it seems things in AEW when it comes to cussing will not be changing anytime soon.
It’s interesting that Ace Steel paid a fine for swearing on Dynamite. Also, the stream of S-bombs seems to have subsided. We’ll have to keep listening closely to hear if the dirty words come back.
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