It was noted several months ago that WWE has told their announcers that the name of a certain move is not to be said on TV.
It was noted in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the move that is commonly referred to as the Codebreaker still cannot be called by that name. It’s a Double Knee Facebreaker but Jericho popularized it and renamed the Codebreaker in 2007 when Jericho returned to the company after several “Crack The Code” vignettes.
Asuka has been using the move since her days in NXT and she hit it this week on Monday Night Raw when she teamed with Lana against Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax.
Ricochet also uses the Codebreaker during matches. Back in June, Jericho said that Ricochet reached out to him to ask for permission to use the move.
Asuka runs at Banks… CODEBREAKER!! Kairi follows with a NECKBREAKER!! Followed by Asuka's SLIDING KNEE!! Asuka covers 1.2.KICKOUT!
@jdwwe2005 @thempressofsane @Sashasxbank @bayIeytobankss pic.twitter.com/QtekPPoWQ8
— EMPIRE (DM to join) (@EmpireWRESTLlNG) December 30, 2019
AJ tags herself in and runs at Kairi..SANE CATCHES HER WITH A CHOP! Kairi tags out to Asuka who runs in…CODEBREAKER! And a flurry of moves by The Kabuki Warriors! @ASUKASMOX @IICONICBILLIE @BoujeeJordan @undeniable_q @DarkStarBliss @KellysIIconic @HerChickKick @jjthestan pic.twitter.com/SfQGXQEGj8
— The Dancing Queen (FAN ACCOUNT) (@SummerNotRae) May 18, 2020