In 2008, it was revealed in a leaked WWE document that the word “belt” along with many others like; strap, backstage, feud, fans, pro wrestling, pro wrestler, title, war and the title is on the line had been banned from the company.
Speaking on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has reported that over ten years later, WWE has dropped their ban on the word ‘belt’ and is now using it in their advertisements for championship titles. Meltzer added that he is not sure if the change was made as a result of Becky Lynch referring to herself as “Becky Two Belts”.
Chris Jericho on his Talk is Jericho podcast revealed in early 2019 that Vince McMahon has banned certain terms and was very strict about it. On the topic, Y2J said:
“‘Hey Vince, I don’t know if I should lose the belt.’ [Imitating McMahon] ‘The what?’ ‘Sorry, the title,'” Jericho said. “You couldn’t say ‘belt’ because a belt is what you use to hold up your pants.
“You couldn’t say ‘fans’ because it’s the ‘WWE Universe’,” Jericho added. “And never say ‘marks’ because [imitating McMahon] ‘they’re not marks – they’re our fans!'”
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