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Bowdlerise: Professional Wrestling
  • In WCW during the turn of the century, the term "foreign objects" (random objects usable as weapons in matches that don't allow them) was deemed racist by Turner Broadcasting standards and practices. They were renamed "international objects".
  • When 'asshole' chants first became a thing in professional wrestling, Turner Broadcasting tried very hard at first to figure out a way of censoring the chants. Since there was no way to get the fans to stop and trying to mute the chants without muting whoever was talking was impractical, they gave up after a couple months.
  • During the early 2000s, UPN forced WWF to rename two of its wrestlers.
    • "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn's name was deemed problematic because of the gun reference. He went by Mr. Ass for a few years.
    • Val Venis' name was deemed unacceptable because it rhymed with penis. One of his nicknames had been 'The Big Valboski', and that briefly became his real name.
  • WWE's Divas Undressed special. Even though it aired during the graveyard block, they still spent a lot of time cutting away to judge reactions during particularly racy bits.

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