It's no secret that WWE has been banning professional wrestling terms for a while now and it's something WWE Chairman Vince McMahon strictly enforces. WWE commentators and talent alike are expected to follow WWE adopted terms on screen and during interviews.
In a report from The Tampa Bay Times, local officials before the recent press conference announcing that WrestleMania 36 will be heading to Tampa, Bay Florida in 2020 were given a list of "Do's and Don't's"
Check out the list below.
- When referring to our talent, we ask that you refer to them as WWE Superstars both for the men and women and NOT as “professional wrestlers.”
- As of March 2016, our female Superstars are NO longer referred to as WWE Divas, so please call them WWE Superstars.
- Please refer to our company as WWE and NOT World Wrestling Entertainment.
- Please do not refer to our company as “the WWE,” but rather just “WWE.”
- Please do NOT use the term “professional wrestling,” instead using WWE or Sports Entertainment to describe our brand (E.G. “We have many WWE fans in the Tampa area” or “I have always been a fan of sports entertainment.”)
- The WWE Championship or WWE Title are appropriate names for the title. It is not called a “belt” or a “strap.”