WWE gave Tampa Bay officials list of words not to use during WrestleMania 36 press conference
For years now, WWE officials have been known to be careful with the words that they like to be used in order to represent their brand. This comes straight from WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon to the point that there a list of banned words to not be used.
That was no different during the WrestleMania 36 press conference which was held this week to announce that the biggest event of the year for the company would be hosted in the city.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, before the presser, WWE gave a list of “WWE Do’s and Don’ts” to local officials which contained certain terms to not be used.
The list recommended that officials to never use terms such as “professional wrestler” but rather use “WWE Superstar” to refer to their talent. “Divas,” and “belt” are also not to be used but rather “WWE Superstars” and “WWE Championship/WWE Title” are to be used instead.
Another term was to be referred to as just “WWE” and not “World Wrestling Entertainment” nor “the WWE.” The company also wanted to be described as a sports entertainment company and officials not to say they were fans of pro wrestling but rather a sentence like “I have always been a fan of sports entertainment.”
WWE will hold WrestleMania 36 on April 5, 2020, which is going to be held at the Raymond James Stadium.