WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has a list of banned words, which cannot be used in the programming. Now it seems he has added another word to that list and it is a city’s name. Vince McMahon has reportedly banned the name of North Carolina’s capital city Raleigh from being used in WWE programming but it is for a bizarre reason. This past week’s edition of Monday Night RAW aired live from Raleigh, North Carolina. The commentary team usually mentions the city’s location where the show is taking place multiple times on air. However, in this case, they did not mention the name of Raliegh.
Why did Vince McMahon ban the city’s name?
As per the reports of Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the commentary team of RAW was not allowed to say the name of the city Raleigh. The reported reason behind this is that WWE thinks Raleigh doesn’t sound prestigious enough.
“According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the Raw commentary team was not allowed to say the city name “Raleigh” during this week’s broadcast even though that’s where the show emanated from in North Carolina. WWE thinks Raleigh “doesn’t sound prestigious enough,” so it is now the latest entry on WWE’s list of banned words,” the report said.
It is not an unknown fact the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is very selective about picking up the words he wants the commentary team not to use during their programming. Some of the banned words on WWE’s list include blood, choke, belt, strap, diva, headshot, trauma, kayfabe, mofos, house shows, DQ, anti-diva, spinal injuries, babyface, heel, job, jobber, card, strangle, to name a few.
This week’s edition of Monday Night RAW in Raleigh, N.C., was a huge one as the fans witnessed the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, who made an appearance on the red brand and had a couple of massive matches. The Bloodline also took on The New Day in the opening match of the show and defeated them.
The show’s main event saw Roman Reigns compete against Bobby Lashley and the WWE Champion Big E in a high-profile triple threat match. It was ‘The Tribal Chief’ who delivered a spear to Lashley and pinned him to win the bout to conclude the show.
- Vince McMahon bans the commentary team from mentioning Raleigh, North Carolina
- The reason reportedly being it doesn’t sound ‘prestigious enough’