A Reddit user uploaded 8 pages of what purports to be instructions and rules given to WWE announcers back from 2008-2010 about how they should dress and certain phrases and words they should avoid. Deadspinpicked up on the post and uploaded the pages in a file that you can read below:
As you can see, there are notes from Stephanie McMahon and Kevin Dunn, among others per Vince McMahon. One of the notes states that, “Vince wants to talk to the announcers and tell them to STOP reading the dirt sheets,” when explaining to not use references of “5 Star Match” or “Match of the Year.” Notice per a 2008 edict from Vince McMahon the term "Sports Entertainment" is banned in favor of "Entertainment." Wrestlemania shouldn’t be called the “grandaddy of them all” because it “makes Wrestlemania feel old.” The words “pro wrestling” and “pro wrestler” are not to be used in favor of “superstar,” “star,” or “athlete.” CLICK HERE for coverage by Deadspin. CLICK HERE for the original post on Reddit. Add A Pro Wrestling Insider To Your Facebook Feed - Friend Richard Gray Now!