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Vince McMahon lifts ban on word that was not allowed on WWE TV

WWE is now allowing the use of a word that has been banned for years now.

Dave Meltzer reported on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE has dropped the ban on the word, “belt,” which has been just one of many words banned by the sports entertainment company.

As of this writing, there’s no word yet on exactly why WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is okay with using the term once again. It could be because of WWE Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch due to her referring to herself as “Becky 2 Belts.” The company is now allowing the use of the term in advertising for products involving championship belts.

Back in 2008, there was a leaked document that revealed nearly two dozen banned terms. Some of these words include belt, strap, title changing hands, the title is on the line, backstage, feud, fans, pro wrestling, pro wrestler and war.

Lynch is slated to make her next title defense as Raw Women’s Champion against Lacey Evans at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view event on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Hartford, CT at the XL Center.

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