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Leaked WWE Memo Reveals Several Directives

– An internal WWE memo from a few years back recently leaked and stated a few things of interest:

* Vince McMahon no longer wants “Granddaddy of them all” using to describe WrestleMania because he feels it makes WrestleMania feel old and dated.

* Nobody can use the phrase “choke” for a submission move. Undertaker’s Hell’s Gate move was named Triangle submission hold.

* Producer Kevin Dunn stated that announcers can no longer use the phrase “title changes hands.”

* Vince banned the use of terms “five star match” and “match of the year.” As part of the memo banning those terms, Vince also wanted all announcers to “stop reading the dirt sheets” with the idea that it influences what they say.

* Stephanie McMahon sent a memo for announcers to never use the phrase “the referee didn’t see it” when a heel is doing something behind the referees back. She wrote that it makes it seem like the announcers are treating the fans like they are in grade school. Stephanie prefers “the referee’s vision was impaired” or “the referee’s vision was blocked.” Also, never use the word “hatred” or “hate” when describing a feud and the announcers should never say a talent doesn’t care about winning a match.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

    Wrestlemania is 29 years old next year (1985), how is it to not feel old? No using the word hate? What is the point of these changes? It’s dumb, dumb, dumb. Controlling maniac.

  • JH

    Don’t say the ref didn’t see it? But his vision was impaired? That’s stupid. Sounds worse, like putting down the refs for having bad eyes.

    Also this new comments thing is lame, can’t stay signed in and can only see a couple comments on the page itself? No I don’t want to click to an entirely new page to view a discussion.

  • fj2305

    What!? “Granddaddy of them all” What!? “five star match” and “match of the year”What!? “title changes hands” What!? “hatred” or “hate” What!? “the referee didn’t see it” What!? “She wrote that it makes it seem like the announcers are treating the fans like they are in grade school” What!? well since the WWE is PG and I think most of the viewers are children and they are in grade school… LOFL…

  • Jacob’s Verbal Fist

    This is the kind of stupid crap CM Punk spoke out against in 2011, which is why he got so hot in the first place. Because this nonesense not only attacks common sense, it is designed to make wrestling fans feel ashamed. HOW DARE YOU LIKE WRESTLING! THIS IS AN ENTERTAINMENT ORGANIZATION, DAMMIT! So stupid.

  • jcice13

    I guess the rose bowl should stop saying they’re the grand daddy of all bowls too

  • YoungAngryMan

    Damn. I don’t work there and i feel like i have a leash on.

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