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* Crossed with a BilingualBonus: In 1988, the Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel]] and sided with manager [[Wrestling/JimmyHart "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart]] and renamed themselves the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers. They claimed to be from Hart's hometown of Memphis, TN and carried little American flags around. Their self-sung theme song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn701jXWtkE "All American Boys"]], included the lyrics,"''On peut pas les sentir/Dans le monde ils sont les pires/On aime les faire facher quand qu'on dit'' We love the USA" The French lyrics translated to "We can't stand them/They are the worst in the world/We like to anger them when we say 'We love the USA'." This elevated what may have appeared to be a standard FunnyForeigner act to something nastier for the benefit of French-speaking fans.
* [[Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet "Exotic" Adrian Street]] was a master of this trope. MANY examples could be given, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNBOWLP7rrk this]] is a very good place to start.
* WWE may have gone PG in 2008 but that hasn't stopped them from pushing the limits every now and then. For instance, some fights now tend to have some blood spilled (Wrestling/BrockLesnar getting a huge gash in his head from getting rammed headfirst into the steel cornerpost and having blood drip down all the way to his chest in 2013 was a highlight), and there are quite a few uses of profane words such as "ass" and "bitch".
* Wrestling/SantinoMarella to Wrestling/BethPhoenix: "When we were together, I faked every organism!"
* When Santino tries to do the splits (attempting to copy Melina's entrance) and fails, Beth can be heard screaming "Why there, God! Of all places, why there!"
* The Divas' Costume Contest at ''Cyber Sunday'' 2008 took place just after the PG switch, featuring Wrestling/KellyKelly dressed as a sailor saying "I'll let you sail my boat any day" and Tiffany [[NaughtyNuns as a nun saying]] "I will personally take you to heaven".
* Even before the PG switch {{Kayfabe}} [[UnrelatedBrothers brother and sister]] Paul and [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Katie Lea Burchill]] had a debut promo with Katie calling Paul the most beautiful man in the world and Paul saying "it's every brother's dream to make his little sister happy. And whatever Katie wants, Katie gets". The angle got dropped before it could get out of hand.
* The [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] segment in 2010 had Wrestling/KellyKelly saying she was pregnant but when Santino was sleeping she needed someone to ''finish the job''. And Jerry Springer says to Wrestling/JerryLawler "don't you usually pick up your girls during Recess?" (an ActorAllusion to Lawler's reputation with underage girls).
* Wrestling/AliciaFox and Wrestling/{{Melina}} actually ''kissed'' in front of a PG audience. Ditto for Wrestling/WilliamRegal and Wrestling/ZackRyder, though this was PlayedForLaughs. Similarly, on the 2009 ChristmasEpisode of Raw, December 22, 2009, guest host [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon]] found himself under the mistletoe with wrestling's all-time DrillSergeantNasty Wrestling/SgtSlaughter, who said, with a completely straight face though in a more subdued tone, "Don't ask don't tell."
* From another Divas' Halloween costume contest:
---> '''Wrestling/AJLee:''' I am a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Ninja Turtle]].
---> '''Matt Striker:''' Well, you're certainly giving me a Splinter.
** And earlier we have Striker flirting with Maxine in an Ice Queen costume saying "you can certainly melt that outfit" and Maxine says "do you know what cold water does to a man, Striker?" and Matt then shuffles away with his hands cupped around his area.
* The NXT kissing contest had Matt Striker sarcastically say to Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} "Yes, I know this is the first time [[ReallyGetsAround you ever kissed two people in the same night]]." Kaitlyn begins wailing, "It is! Please believe me!"
** From the same episode she and Wrestling/DolphZiggler get caught making out in an equipment case.
*** Raised to HilariousInHindsight because of Dolph's later [=on-screen=] relationship with Kaitlyn's future ex-[[Wrestling/{{Chickbusters}} [=Chickbusters=]]] tag team partner AJ Lee.
* During an I Quit match between Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/RandyOrton, Cena got handcuffed and announcer Wrestling/MichaelCole remarked "I think he likes it that way".
* From Wrestling/TripleH, in re Wrestling/{{Chyna}} joining the Spanish announce team at ''King of the Ring 1998'' during the tournament final between Ken Shamrock and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]: "I'm bi a lot of things but lingual ain't one of em. Wait, [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud did I mean to say that?,"]] to which announcer Wrestling/JimRoss responded, "Probably not, but we're live." However, this WAS during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, ''and'', Wrestling/ShawnMichaels HAD kissed Wrestling/TripleH on the lips on the November 3, 1997 Raw when both were in the original {{Heel}} version of [[Wrestling/DGenerationX DeGeneration X]], who pioneered this kind of outrage for outrageousness' sake.
* Holy hell, Wrestling/{{Aksana}} embodies this trope. She's a FunnyForeigner who likes to show up in Teddy Long's office with some slow jazz music playing while she spouts all sorts of sexual innuendos. The highlights:
** "Would you like to watch me with twenty men?"
** "Would you like to do me with business?"
** "I also know how to ride stick."
** "Announcing isn't the only thing I can do with my mouth."
** "I want my first time to be special as well, Teddy Bear."
** "I only land on black."
** "Do you need a hand with your job?"
** "Growing up, I wasn't so good [at video games]. But as I got older, I learned to become an expert at handling a joystick."
* Wrestling/CMPunk gives us this little gem during the Divas' season of NXT:
---> "Right now I'm not wearing pants and that's how I like to watch NXT every week."
* The blatant [[HoYay Les Yay]] between Wrestling/{{LayCool}} was especially glaring for a PG show and it reached a new level when the two attended '''Couples' Counselling'''.
* Layla has blatantly dry-humped Wrestling/KellyKelly and [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] in matches. How any of them kept a straight face is anybody's guess.
* Maxine's old catch phrase took new meaning during an exchange with Wrestling/AliciaFox:
---> '''Alicia:''' "I think you're more comfortable on your back."
---> '''Maxine:''' "Really Alicia? I prefer to be on top!"
* The Wrestling/BellaTwins made a bet to see which of them could be [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]'s "first". This one didn't actually get completely past the radar, as according to Wrestling/GailKim, the network decided the storyline was heading into a non-PG direction so she was brought in as his girlfriend. Though they did manage to imply that the twins confused the word "vegan" with "virgin". Thus, they ''slightly'' elevated the Bellas' image from [[ReallyGetsAround Really Get Around]] to {{The Ditz}}es, since being seen as stupid is not quite as potentially harmful to one's image than being seen as slutty.
* On ''Raw'', Wrestling/JohnCena pretty much accused Wrestling/EveTorres of being full of [=STDs=] (I'm disease-free and I wanna keep it that way).
* Continuing with Cena getting crap past the radar, how can we not forget his rap against the Rock? It was awesome, by the way.
** It's less getting stuff past the radar and more [[http://youtu.be/b1jfaLwrR-s shooting the poor thing point blank then taking a flamethrower to the remains]].
* In 2012 The Riot of [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance ECCW]] were revealed when the members threw up a hand symbol, which happened to be identical to "[[{{Filth}} The Shocker]]".
* On the 5/14/12 episode of RAW, while having a long antagonistic conversation with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Evil General Manager]] Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, talking about the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Pittsburgh Penguins]], Cena told Laurinaitis to "go puck himself."
* While Cena's now changed move names from the STFU[[note]]A name coined, InUniverse, by commentator Wrestling/JoeyStyles[[/note]], to the STF and the FU to the Attitude Adjustment, his fist drop move is still called the [[ADateWithRosiePalms Five Knuckle Shuffle]].
* The 6/11/12 episode of RAW saw the return of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who (among other things) made fun of Daniel Bryan's short ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' match by telling him backstage, "...I don't think I've ever finished ''anything'' in 18 seconds." To cap it off, he then says that he'll leave Bryan to "think" about what that means...at which point the DoubleEntendre registers and Bryan does a DoubleTake.
** For a different kind of radar-dodging, he also mocked Wrestling/JimRoss and his Bell's Palsy in a moment full of DudeNotFunny while hanging out with Hornswoggle in his office.
* On the 9/10/12 RAW, Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} has a segment in an attorney's office with [[AmoralAttorney David Otunga]], Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio's ButtMonkey Ricardo Rodriguez, and a couple of other suits. (Yes, ItMakesSenseInContext.) Otunga asks the female suit (presumably a judge of some kind?) to swear in Sheamus. When Sheamus is asked to swear, his answer is:
--> '''Sheamus:''' "[[ExactWords Swear?]] I'd be happy to." *turns to Otunga* "Otunga, you are the biggest [[CurseCutShort di-" *lawyer and Otunga cut him off*]]
** But ''then'' WWE stops trying to get around the radar and just plain Brogue Kicks it down in one shot. Sheamus gives his surname as "Lipschitz" (stating that his mother was Irish and his dad was Jewish), and rounds off this explanation with the joke:
--> '''Sheamus:''' "If you're Lipschitz..."
--> [[{{Beat}} *cue VERY long pause and Otunga looking appalled*]]
--> '''Sheamus:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "...what does your arse do?"]]
* There's this exchange between Wrestling/EveTorres and Teddy Long...
--> '''Eve:''' So you really think I'm a witch?
--> '''Teddy:''' [[WitchWithACapitalB We're just one letter off]].
* The [[MilestoneCelebration 25th anniversary]] of ''[=SummerSlam=]'' has a segment where [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] [[FlippingTheBird flips the birdie]] right in front of the camera, and instead of making the video blank, the audio was accidentally turned off for a moment. Or, as [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt115x_botchamania-212_sport Botchamania 212]] kindly puts it, his "middle finger is ''audio censored''".
* A segment of ''[[Wrestling/TheMiz Miz]] [[TalkShowWithFists TV]]'' ended with Miz proposing to the crowd that Team [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Rhodes]] [[Wrestling/DamienSandow Scholars]] - because of Sandow's trunk color and Cody's new [[PornStache mustache (which apparently smells bad)]], be nicknamed... wait for it... "The Pink and the Stink." Anyone who's heard of the 'shocker' hand gesture got this ''immediately.''
* Sunny first made her name in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as the manager of Skip (Wrestling/ChrisCandido), first as a singles wrestler in 1995 then as 1/2 of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champions]] the [=Bodydonnas=] with Zip (Dr. Tom Prichard). She also managed the [[Characters/WWETagTeams Godwinns (Henry O. [Mark Canterbury] and Phinneas I. [Dennis "Mideon" Knight]) and the Smokin' Gunns (Bart and Billy)]] to the belts as well, mainly due to her switching allegiances at unexpected times. Once while doing commentary with [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] and Wrestling/JerryLawler, she said, "Do you think ''[[ExactWords two men]]'' are all that it takes to satisfy Sunny?"
* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] to Wrestling/AJLee: "With Wrestling/DolphZiggler, you should be used to things lasting 18 seconds."
* When the Wrestling/BellaTwins returned to WWE in 2013, JerryLawler tried to inform MichaelCole and JohnBradshawLayfield that Nikki was [[BuxomIsBetter "bigger"]] than Brie. [[note]]Nikki Bella got breast implants during the twins' hiatus [[/note]]
* Daniel Bryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} talking backstage. Daniel Bryan says he is "on Team Daniel Bryan, Team DB". To which Kane responds "that's fitting, seeing as you're acting like a DB right now".
* If you saw Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/ScottHall, and [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman Syxx-Pac]] standing together while all wearing shirts with green pool balls back in the original days of the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]], you probably quickly noticed [[NumberOfTheBeast the number on those balls]].
* One recent match between Wrestling/DolphZiggler and Wrestling/TheMiz - dubbed 'the Battle for Cleveland' because of taking place in Cleveland, which happens to be both men's birthplace. As such, both of them (both Faces at the time) came out in Cleveland team jerseys. Miz opted for [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns]]. Meanwhile, Ziggler came out with a customized [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Cleveland Cavaliers]] jersey. The name on it was [[RedBaron "Show Off"]]... the number on it was '''69.''' Given that most of his current gear features DoubleEntendre already, there's little doubt as to where Ziggler was aiming with that one.
* The [[TheImmodestOrgasm beginning of]] [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels HBK's theme]] continued to be used well after WWE became PG.
* Wrestling/LukeHarper of Wrestling/TheWyattFamily wears a black handkerchief in his back pocket. In the outdated handkerchief code used by the gay community, this identified one as a BDSM top. It isn't entirely clear whether the use is deliberate or if WWE isn't aware of the handkerchief code, but it does add another layer of creepy to Harper's creepy hillbilly gimmick.
* A much more mild example would be Wrestling/SamiZayn's Helluva Kick (pronounced heh-LOO-vah) move, which is the official name of the move according to commentators. In a TV-PG setting that WWE is in, it's impressive Sami got away with having that as the name.
* On the September 29 edition of ''Raw,'' after Wrestling/SethRollins got his Money in the Bank briefcase back from Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (who mentioned he keeps some [[NoodleIncident sick stuff]] in there), everybody in Wrestling/TheAuthority is standing around arguing about the tag team main event Wrestling/TripleH just booked when they hear a buzzing. After checking and realizing it's nobody's phone, they realize the vibrating sound is coming from the briefcase. Rollins quickly snatches it up and snaps, "It's an electric razor!" Rollins has a full beard, which at the very least means it's not his face he's shaving with that thing, and at the very most, it's not a razor.
* The 3/9/15 RAW ended with a handicap match between Wrestling/RomanReigns and the [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Authority]] team of Wrestling/RandyOrton and Wrestling/SethRollins (keep in mind, Orton had just returned, and last we saw of him, he was getting his head curbstomped into steel stairs). Seth, who is getting his ass kicked by Reigns a la RickyMorton, tries to tag in Orton, who decides this is the perfect moment to let Seth know that he's 'number one' on Orton's hit list. Either by a camera screw-up or the cameraman not knowing this was coming, Orton's [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Austin-]]esque [[FlippingTheBird hand gesture]] made it onto PG programming unblurred for a second before the cameraman suddenly panned down and they cut to another camera - which had a fan in the first row imitating the gesture enthusiastically. For added hilarity, Wrestling/MichaelCole is forced to acknowledge the gesture without actually acknowledging it, referencing Orton's "emphatic statement." Of course, an ass-kicking ensued a few seconds later.
* On WWE.com's "5 Things" series, one episode has the host discussed people who won titles in WWE, ECW, and WCW and at #2 was Lance Storm and his "[[FunWithAcronyms Saskatchewan Hardcore International Title]]" (from the WCW Hardcore Championship). The host, not so subtly, says to "[[DeadpanSnarker abbreviate that]]".
* ''Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam'': The Golden☆Lovers Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi call their finishing move the "Golden Shower".
* For a good part of 2015, WWE's Wrestling/{{Paige}} was in a stable with Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch called "Team PCB"... eventually, after WWE realized that their original team name [[NamesTheSame was already taken... by a porn website.]] [[FailedASpotCheck Whoops.]] In any event, Paige turns her back on Charlotte and Becky and begins competing against them. At one point after beating Becky in a match and being interviewed by Renee Young, she says something to the effect of, "I've just beaten the 'B' of Team PCB..." (turning around a similar wordplay used by Becky herself earlier) "...now, all that's left is the 'C'." Now, 'B' and 'C' are obviously initials for Becky and Charlotte, as far as the ten-year-old viewer is aware. Adult viewers will catch on to the double meaning pretty quickly - particularly Paige's stress on the [[CountryMatters second one.]]
** Less subtly Becky had already said something in a promo "The B of PCB can be a real B when she wants to."
* On the Februaury 1, 2016 edition of RAW, Wrestling/TheNewDay were cutting a promo about their opponents Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns. At one point, they made an off-hand mention of the swathes of {{Slash}} FanFiction with the two as a couple that's on the Internet (going as far as to name-drop their PortmanteauCoupleName "Ambreigns"). While they (thankfully) did not go into detail, mentioning it all was enough for most fans to declare it more explicit and non-PG than anything ''Wrestling/TheRock'' (who utterly destroys the radar whenever he makes an appearance) has said ever since he returned.
** To make matters worse, Wrestling/KofiKingston didn't even know what his partners were talking about with that. [[https://twitter.com/TrueKofi/status/694404589832048640 He's sorry he asked.]]
* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].
* Speaking of the Bullet Club, several members swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''. AJ's own personal theme also very prominently features the line "Fuck your dreams, fuck your life" as one of its main lyrics.

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* Crossed with a BilingualBonus: In 1988, the Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel]] and sided with manager [[Wrestling/JimmyHart "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart]] and renamed themselves the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers. They claimed to be from Hart's hometown of Memphis, TN and carried little American flags around. Their self-sung theme song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn701jXWtkE "All American Boys"]], included the lyrics,"''On peut pas les sentir/Dans le monde ils sont les pires/On aime les faire facher quand qu'on dit'' We love the USA" The French lyrics translated to "We can't stand them/They are the worst in the world/We like to anger them when we say 'We love the USA'." This elevated what may have appeared to be a standard FunnyForeigner act to something nastier for the benefit of French-speaking fans.
* [[Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet "Exotic" Adrian Street]] was a master of this trope. MANY examples could be given, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNBOWLP7rrk this]] is a very good place to start.
* WWE may have gone PG in 2008 but that hasn't stopped them from pushing the limits every now and then. For instance, some fights now tend to have some blood spilled (Wrestling/BrockLesnar getting a huge gash in his head from getting rammed headfirst into the steel cornerpost and having blood drip down all the way to his chest in 2013 was a highlight), and there are quite a few uses of profane words such as "ass" and "bitch".
* Wrestling/SantinoMarella to Wrestling/BethPhoenix: "When we were together, I faked every organism!"
* When Santino tries to do the splits (attempting to copy Melina's entrance) and fails, Beth can be heard screaming "Why there, God! Of all places, why there!"
* The Divas' Costume Contest at ''Cyber Sunday'' 2008 took place just after the PG switch, featuring Wrestling/KellyKelly dressed as a sailor saying "I'll let you sail my boat any day" and Tiffany [[NaughtyNuns as a nun saying]] "I will personally take you to heaven".
* Even before the PG switch {{Kayfabe}} [[UnrelatedBrothers brother and sister]] Paul and [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Katie Lea Burchill]] had a debut promo with Katie calling Paul the most beautiful man in the world and Paul saying "it's every brother's dream to make his little sister happy. And whatever Katie wants, Katie gets". The angle got dropped before it could get out of hand.
* The [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] segment in 2010 had Wrestling/KellyKelly saying she was pregnant but when Santino was sleeping she needed someone to ''finish the job''. And Jerry Springer says to Wrestling/JerryLawler "don't you usually pick up your girls during Recess?" (an ActorAllusion to Lawler's reputation with underage girls).
* Wrestling/AliciaFox and Wrestling/{{Melina}} actually ''kissed'' in front of a PG audience. Ditto for Wrestling/WilliamRegal and Wrestling/ZackRyder, though this was PlayedForLaughs. Similarly, on the 2009 ChristmasEpisode of Raw, December 22, 2009, guest host [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon]] found himself under the mistletoe with wrestling's all-time DrillSergeantNasty Wrestling/SgtSlaughter, who said, with a completely straight face though in a more subdued tone, "Don't ask don't tell."
* From another Divas' Halloween costume contest:
---> '''Wrestling/AJLee:''' I am a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Ninja Turtle]].
---> '''Matt Striker:''' Well, you're certainly giving me a Splinter.
** And earlier we have Striker flirting with Maxine in an Ice Queen costume saying "you can certainly melt that outfit" and Maxine says "do you know what cold water does to a man, Striker?" and Matt then shuffles away with his hands cupped around his area.
* The NXT kissing contest had Matt Striker sarcastically say to Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} "Yes, I know this is the first time [[ReallyGetsAround you ever kissed two people in the same night]]." Kaitlyn begins wailing, "It is! Please believe me!"
** From the same episode she and Wrestling/DolphZiggler get caught making out in an equipment case.
*** Raised to HilariousInHindsight because of Dolph's later [=on-screen=] relationship with Kaitlyn's future ex-[[Wrestling/{{Chickbusters}} [=Chickbusters=]]] tag team partner AJ Lee.
* During an I Quit match between Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/RandyOrton, Cena got handcuffed and announcer Wrestling/MichaelCole remarked "I think he likes it that way".
* From Wrestling/TripleH, in re Wrestling/{{Chyna}} joining the Spanish announce team at ''King of the Ring 1998'' during the tournament final between Ken Shamrock and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]: "I'm bi a lot of things but lingual ain't one of em. Wait, [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud did I mean to say that?,"]] to which announcer Wrestling/JimRoss responded, "Probably not, but we're live." However, this WAS during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, ''and'', Wrestling/ShawnMichaels HAD kissed Wrestling/TripleH on the lips on the November 3, 1997 Raw when both were in the original {{Heel}} version of [[Wrestling/DGenerationX DeGeneration X]], who pioneered this kind of outrage for outrageousness' sake.
* Holy hell, Wrestling/{{Aksana}} embodies this trope. She's a FunnyForeigner who likes to show up in Teddy Long's office with some slow jazz music playing while she spouts all sorts of sexual innuendos. The highlights:
** "Would you like to watch me with twenty men?"
** "Would you like to do me with business?"
** "I also know how to ride stick."
** "Announcing isn't the only thing I can do with my mouth."
** "I want my first time to be special as well, Teddy Bear."
** "I only land on black."
** "Do you need a hand with your job?"
** "Growing up, I wasn't so good [at video games]. But as I got older, I learned to become an expert at handling a joystick."
* Wrestling/CMPunk gives us this little gem during the Divas' season of NXT:
---> "Right now I'm not wearing pants and that's how I like to watch NXT every week."
* The blatant [[HoYay Les Yay]] between Wrestling/{{LayCool}} was especially glaring for a PG show and it reached a new level when the two attended '''Couples' Counselling'''.
* Layla has blatantly dry-humped Wrestling/KellyKelly and [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] in matches. How any of them kept a straight face is anybody's guess.
* Maxine's old catch phrase took new meaning during an exchange with Wrestling/AliciaFox:
---> '''Alicia:''' "I think you're more comfortable on your back."
---> '''Maxine:''' "Really Alicia? I prefer to be on top!"
* The Wrestling/BellaTwins made a bet to see which of them could be [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]'s "first". This one didn't actually get completely past the radar, as according to Wrestling/GailKim, the network decided the storyline was heading into a non-PG direction so she was brought in as his girlfriend. Though they did manage to imply that the twins confused the word "vegan" with "virgin". Thus, they ''slightly'' elevated the Bellas' image from [[ReallyGetsAround Really Get Around]] to {{The Ditz}}es, since being seen as stupid is not quite as potentially harmful to one's image than being seen as slutty.
* On ''Raw'', Wrestling/JohnCena pretty much accused Wrestling/EveTorres of being full of [=STDs=] (I'm disease-free and I wanna keep it that way).
* Continuing with Cena getting crap past the radar, how can we not forget his rap against the Rock? It was awesome, by the way.
** It's less getting stuff past the radar and more [[http://youtu.be/b1jfaLwrR-s shooting the poor thing point blank then taking a flamethrower to the remains]].
* In 2012 The Riot of [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance ECCW]] were revealed when the members threw up a hand symbol, which happened to be identical to "[[{{Filth}} The Shocker]]".
* On the 5/14/12 episode of RAW, while having a long antagonistic conversation with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Evil General Manager]] Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, talking about the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Pittsburgh Penguins]], Cena told Laurinaitis to "go puck himself."
* While Cena's now changed move names from the STFU[[note]]A name coined, InUniverse, by commentator Wrestling/JoeyStyles[[/note]], to the STF and the FU to the Attitude Adjustment, his fist drop move is still called the [[ADateWithRosiePalms Five Knuckle Shuffle]].
* The 6/11/12 episode of RAW saw the return of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who (among other things) made fun of Daniel Bryan's short ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' match by telling him backstage, "...I don't think I've ever finished ''anything'' in 18 seconds." To cap it off, he then says that he'll leave Bryan to "think" about what that means...at which point the DoubleEntendre registers and Bryan does a DoubleTake.
** For a different kind of radar-dodging, he also mocked Wrestling/JimRoss and his Bell's Palsy in a moment full of DudeNotFunny while hanging out with Hornswoggle in his office.
* On the 9/10/12 RAW, Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} has a segment in an attorney's office with [[AmoralAttorney David Otunga]], Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio's ButtMonkey Ricardo Rodriguez, and a couple of other suits. (Yes, ItMakesSenseInContext.) Otunga asks the female suit (presumably a judge of some kind?) to swear in Sheamus. When Sheamus is asked to swear, his answer is:
--> '''Sheamus:''' "[[ExactWords Swear?]] I'd be happy to." *turns to Otunga* "Otunga, you are the biggest [[CurseCutShort di-" *lawyer and Otunga cut him off*]]
** But ''then'' WWE stops trying to get around the radar and just plain Brogue Kicks it down in one shot. Sheamus gives his surname as "Lipschitz" (stating that his mother was Irish and his dad was Jewish), and rounds off this explanation with the joke:
--> '''Sheamus:''' "If you're Lipschitz..."
--> [[{{Beat}} *cue VERY long pause and Otunga looking appalled*]]
--> '''Sheamus:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "...what does your arse do?"]]
* There's this exchange between Wrestling/EveTorres and Teddy Long...
--> '''Eve:''' So you really think I'm a witch?
--> '''Teddy:''' [[WitchWithACapitalB We're just one letter off]].
* The [[MilestoneCelebration 25th anniversary]] of ''[=SummerSlam=]'' has a segment where [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] [[FlippingTheBird flips the birdie]] right in front of the camera, and instead of making the video blank, the audio was accidentally turned off for a moment. Or, as [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt115x_botchamania-212_sport Botchamania 212]] kindly puts it, his "middle finger is ''audio censored''".
* A segment of ''[[Wrestling/TheMiz Miz]] [[TalkShowWithFists TV]]'' ended with Miz proposing to the crowd that Team [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Rhodes]] [[Wrestling/DamienSandow Scholars]] - because of Sandow's trunk color and Cody's new [[PornStache mustache (which apparently smells bad)]], be nicknamed... wait for it... "The Pink and the Stink." Anyone who's heard of the 'shocker' hand gesture got this ''immediately.''
* Sunny first made her name in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as the manager of Skip (Wrestling/ChrisCandido), first as a singles wrestler in 1995 then as 1/2 of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champions]] the [=Bodydonnas=] with Zip (Dr. Tom Prichard). She also managed the [[Characters/WWETagTeams Godwinns (Henry O. [Mark Canterbury] and Phinneas I. [Dennis "Mideon" Knight]) and the Smokin' Gunns (Bart and Billy)]] to the belts as well, mainly due to her switching allegiances at unexpected times. Once while doing commentary with [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] and Wrestling/JerryLawler, she said, "Do you think ''[[ExactWords two men]]'' are all that it takes to satisfy Sunny?"
* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] to Wrestling/AJLee: "With Wrestling/DolphZiggler, you should be used to things lasting 18 seconds."
* When the Wrestling/BellaTwins returned to WWE in 2013, JerryLawler tried to inform MichaelCole and JohnBradshawLayfield that Nikki was [[BuxomIsBetter "bigger"]] than Brie. [[note]]Nikki Bella got breast implants during the twins' hiatus [[/note]]
* Daniel Bryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} talking backstage. Daniel Bryan says he is "on Team Daniel Bryan, Team DB". To which Kane responds "that's fitting, seeing as you're acting like a DB right now".
* If you saw Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/ScottHall, and [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman Syxx-Pac]] standing together while all wearing shirts with green pool balls back in the original days of the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]], you probably quickly noticed [[NumberOfTheBeast the number on those balls]].
* One recent match between Wrestling/DolphZiggler and Wrestling/TheMiz - dubbed 'the Battle for Cleveland' because of taking place in Cleveland, which happens to be both men's birthplace. As such, both of them (both Faces at the time) came out in Cleveland team jerseys. Miz opted for [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns]]. Meanwhile, Ziggler came out with a customized [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Cleveland Cavaliers]] jersey. The name on it was [[RedBaron "Show Off"]]... the number on it was '''69.''' Given that most of his current gear features DoubleEntendre already, there's little doubt as to where Ziggler was aiming with that one.
* The [[TheImmodestOrgasm beginning of]] [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels HBK's theme]] continued to be used well after WWE became PG.
* Wrestling/LukeHarper of Wrestling/TheWyattFamily wears a black handkerchief in his back pocket. In the outdated handkerchief code used by the gay community, this identified one as a BDSM top. It isn't entirely clear whether the use is deliberate or if WWE isn't aware of the handkerchief code, but it does add another layer of creepy to Harper's creepy hillbilly gimmick.
* A much more mild example would be Wrestling/SamiZayn's Helluva Kick (pronounced heh-LOO-vah) move, which is the official name of the move according to commentators. In a TV-PG setting that WWE is in, it's impressive Sami got away with having that as the name.
* On the September 29 edition of ''Raw,'' after Wrestling/SethRollins got his Money in the Bank briefcase back from Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (who mentioned he keeps some [[NoodleIncident sick stuff]] in there), everybody in Wrestling/TheAuthority is standing around arguing about the tag team main event Wrestling/TripleH just booked when they hear a buzzing. After checking and realizing it's nobody's phone, they realize the vibrating sound is coming from the briefcase. Rollins quickly snatches it up and snaps, "It's an electric razor!" Rollins has a full beard, which at the very least means it's not his face he's shaving with that thing, and at the very most, it's not a razor.
* The 3/9/15 RAW ended with a handicap match between Wrestling/RomanReigns and the [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Authority]] team of Wrestling/RandyOrton and Wrestling/SethRollins (keep in mind, Orton had just returned, and last we saw of him, he was getting his head curbstomped into steel stairs). Seth, who is getting his ass kicked by Reigns a la RickyMorton, tries to tag in Orton, who decides this is the perfect moment to let Seth know that he's 'number one' on Orton's hit list. Either by a camera screw-up or the cameraman not knowing this was coming, Orton's [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Austin-]]esque [[FlippingTheBird hand gesture]] made it onto PG programming unblurred for a second before the cameraman suddenly panned down and they cut to another camera - which had a fan in the first row imitating the gesture enthusiastically. For added hilarity, Wrestling/MichaelCole is forced to acknowledge the gesture without actually acknowledging it, referencing Orton's "emphatic statement." Of course, an ass-kicking ensued a few seconds later.
* On WWE.com's "5 Things" series, one episode has the host discussed people who won titles in WWE, ECW, and WCW and at #2 was Lance Storm and his "[[FunWithAcronyms Saskatchewan Hardcore International Title]]" (from the WCW Hardcore Championship). The host, not so subtly, says to "[[DeadpanSnarker abbreviate that]]".
* ''Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam'': The Golden☆Lovers Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi call their finishing move the "Golden Shower".
* For a good part of 2015, WWE's Wrestling/{{Paige}} was in a stable with Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch called "Team PCB"... eventually, after WWE realized that their original team name [[NamesTheSame was already taken... by a porn website.]] [[FailedASpotCheck Whoops.]] In any event, Paige turns her back on Charlotte and Becky and begins competing against them. At one point after beating Becky in a match and being interviewed by Renee Young, she says something to the effect of, "I've just beaten the 'B' of Team PCB..." (turning around a similar wordplay used by Becky herself earlier) "...now, all that's left is the 'C'." Now, 'B' and 'C' are obviously initials for Becky and Charlotte, as far as the ten-year-old viewer is aware. Adult viewers will catch on to the double meaning pretty quickly - particularly Paige's stress on the [[CountryMatters second one.]]
** Less subtly Becky had already said something in a promo "The B of PCB can be a real B when she wants to."
* On the Februaury 1, 2016 edition of RAW, Wrestling/TheNewDay were cutting a promo about their opponents Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns. At one point, they made an off-hand mention of the swathes of {{Slash}} FanFiction with the two as a couple that's on the Internet (going as far as to name-drop their PortmanteauCoupleName "Ambreigns"). While they (thankfully) did not go into detail, mentioning it all was enough for most fans to declare it more explicit and non-PG than anything ''Wrestling/TheRock'' (who utterly destroys the radar whenever he makes an appearance) has said ever since he returned.
** To make matters worse, Wrestling/KofiKingston didn't even know what his partners were talking about with that. [[https://twitter.com/TrueKofi/status/694404589832048640 He's sorry he asked.]]
* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].
* Speaking of the Bullet Club, several members swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''. AJ's own personal theme also very prominently features the line "Fuck your dreams, fuck your life" as one of its main lyrics.
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9th Aug '16 11:43:59 PM Gravityman
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* Speaking of the Bullet Club, several members swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''.

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* Speaking of the Bullet Club, several members swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''. AJ's own personal theme also very prominently features the line "Fuck your dreams, fuck your life" as one of its main lyrics.
30th Jul '16 8:59:26 PM Gimere
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* WWE may have gone PG in 2008 but that hasn't stopped them from pushing the limits every now and then.
** For instance, some fights now tend to have some blood spilled (Wrestling/BrockLesnar getting a huge gash in his head from getting rammed headfirst into the steel cornerpost and having blood drip down all the way to his chest in 2013 was a highlight), and there are quite a few uses of words such as "ass" and "bitch".

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* WWE may have gone PG in 2008 but that hasn't stopped them from pushing the limits every now and then.
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then. For instance, some fights now tend to have some blood spilled (Wrestling/BrockLesnar getting a huge gash in his head from getting rammed headfirst into the steel cornerpost and having blood drip down all the way to his chest in 2013 was a highlight), and there are quite a few uses of profane words such as "ass" and "bitch".



* Wrestling/LukeHarper of Wrestling/{{The Wyatt Family}} wears a black handkerchief in his back pocket. In the outdated handkerchief code used by the gay community, this identified one as a BDSM top. It isn't entirely clear whether the use is deliberate or if WWE isn't aware of the handkerchief code, but it does add another layer of creepy to Harper's creepy hillbilly gimmick.

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* Wrestling/LukeHarper of Wrestling/{{The Wyatt Family}} Wrestling/TheWyattFamily wears a black handkerchief in his back pocket. In the outdated handkerchief code used by the gay community, this identified one as a BDSM top. It isn't entirely clear whether the use is deliberate or if WWE isn't aware of the handkerchief code, but it does add another layer of creepy to Harper's creepy hillbilly gimmick.



* Speaking of which, several members of Bullet Club swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''.

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* Speaking of which, the Bullet Club, several members of Bullet Club swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''.
8th Jul '16 11:29:25 AM SomeoneElse17
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* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].

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* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].Club]].
* Speaking of which, several members of Bullet Club swore frequently enough in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that it would get just about any Western TV show flat out canceled. Yet somehow this got past the radar with their TV network executives. How? Key word: ''Japan''.
22nd Jun '16 9:31:09 PM thecarolinabull01
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* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRosyPalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].

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* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRosyPalms [[ADateWithRosiePalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].
22nd Jun '16 9:30:15 PM thecarolinabull01
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* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRoseyPalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].

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* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRoseyPalms [[ADateWithRosyPalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].
22nd Jun '16 9:29:45 PM thecarolinabull01
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** To make matters worse, Wrestling/KofiKingston didn't even know what his partners were talking about with that. [[https://twitter.com/TrueKofi/status/694404589832048640 He's sorry he asked.]]

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** To make matters worse, Wrestling/KofiKingston didn't even know what his partners were talking about with that. [[https://twitter.com/TrueKofi/status/694404589832048640 He's sorry he asked.]]]]
* On the June 6th, 2016 ''Raw'', John Cena is cutting a promo on Wrestling/AJStyles and mentions that AJ's a member of the [[ADateWithRoseyPalms "Pull it"]] [[Wrestling/BulletClub Club]].
16th Apr '16 5:26:59 PM SomeoneElse17
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* On the Februaury 1, 2016 edition of RAW, Wrestling/TheNewDay were cutting a promo about their opponents Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns. At one point, they made an off-hand mention of the swathes of {{Slash}} FanFiction with the two as a couple that's on the Internet (going as far as to name-drop their PortmanteauCoupleName "Ambreigns"). While they (thankfully) did not go into detail, mentioning it all was enough for most fans to declare it more explicit and non-PG than anything ''Wrestling/TheRock'' (who utterly destroys the radar whenever he makes an appearance) has said ever since he returned.

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* On the Februaury 1, 2016 edition of RAW, Wrestling/TheNewDay were cutting a promo about their opponents Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns. At one point, they made an off-hand mention of the swathes of {{Slash}} FanFiction with the two as a couple that's on the Internet (going as far as to name-drop their PortmanteauCoupleName "Ambreigns"). While they (thankfully) did not go into detail, mentioning it all was enough for most fans to declare it more explicit and non-PG than anything ''Wrestling/TheRock'' (who utterly destroys the radar whenever he makes an appearance) has said ever since he returned.returned.
** To make matters worse, Wrestling/KofiKingston didn't even know what his partners were talking about with that. [[https://twitter.com/TrueKofi/status/694404589832048640 He's sorry he asked.]]
21st Mar '16 7:32:33 PM Hugpocalypse
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* On the September 29 edition of ''Raw,'' after Wrestling/SethRollins got his Money in the Bank briefcase back from Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (who mentioned he keeps some [[NoodleIncident sick stuff]] in there), everybody in Wrestling/TheAuthority is standing around arguing about the tag team main event Wrestling/TripleH just booked when they hear a buzzing. After checking and realizing it's nobody's phone, they realize the vibrating sound is coming from the briefcase. Rollins quickly snatches it up and snaps, "It's an electric razor!" Rollins has a full beard, which at the very least means it's not his face he's shaving with that thing.

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* On the September 29 edition of ''Raw,'' after Wrestling/SethRollins got his Money in the Bank briefcase back from Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (who mentioned he keeps some [[NoodleIncident sick stuff]] in there), everybody in Wrestling/TheAuthority is standing around arguing about the tag team main event Wrestling/TripleH just booked when they hear a buzzing. After checking and realizing it's nobody's phone, they realize the vibrating sound is coming from the briefcase. Rollins quickly snatches it up and snaps, "It's an electric razor!" Rollins has a full beard, which at the very least means it's not his face he's shaving with that thing.thing, and at the very most, it's not a razor.
5th Feb '16 8:44:32 PM Nyame
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* On the Februaury 1, 2016 edition of RAW, Wrestling/TheNewDay were cutting a promo about their opponents Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns. At one point, they made an off-hand mention of the swathes of {{Slash}} FanFiction with the two as a couple that's on the Internet (going as far as to name-drop their PormanteauCoupleName "Ambreigns"). While they (thankfully) did not go into detail, mentioning it all was enough for most fans to declare it more explicit and non-PG than anything ''Wrestling/TheRock'' (who utterly destroys the radar whenever he makes an appearance) has said ever since he returned.

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* On the Februaury 1, 2016 edition of RAW, Wrestling/TheNewDay were cutting a promo about their opponents Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/RomanReigns. At one point, they made an off-hand mention of the swathes of {{Slash}} FanFiction with the two as a couple that's on the Internet (going as far as to name-drop their PormanteauCoupleName PortmanteauCoupleName "Ambreigns"). While they (thankfully) did not go into detail, mentioning it all was enough for most fans to declare it more explicit and non-PG than anything ''Wrestling/TheRock'' (who utterly destroys the radar whenever he makes an appearance) has said ever since he returned.
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