Before he retired, former WWE CEO Vince McMahon was known for banning certain words and phrases on television. Everyday words and phrases such as “hospital” were changed instead to “medical facility.” It led to a lot of confusion and frustration amongst fans and WWE talent.
During the latest episode of his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, former WWE backstage producer and Hall of Famer Road Dogg commented on how McMahon’s ban forced him to learn new words and phrases. In his opinion, McMahon banning specific words and phrases helped the Hall of Famer expand his vocabulary. He said,
“People always made fun of Vince banning words. For me, and this is straight from my heart and straight from my brain, he taught me a ton of words, and he extended my vocabulary because he would not let you say certain things. So you had to find other ways to say it and I think he thought there was a negative connotation against wrestling, and the wrestling world, and wrestlers. So he created World Wrestling Entertainment and has WWE Superstars, you know what I mean? There’s nothing wrong with that. I think if it’s your company, you can definitely call your people whatever you want. I think he thought it brought it up to a classier level. I don’t disagree with him.”
Vince McMahon announced his retirement on July 22nd before SmackDown. Vince’s daughter, Stephanie McMahon, and Nick Khan were then named co-CEOs of the company.