Have you ever heard your favourite non-wrestling TV show refer to a hospital as a “local medical facility?” Better yet, have you ever heard another professional wrestling company refer to a hospital as a local medical facility? Chances are, probably not. Chances are likely very high that most other wrestling promotions actually use the words “wrestling” and refer to talent as actual “wrestlers” while promoting their product.
Let’s be real here. If someone were to be slammed through a flaming table or smashed through a windshield in a backstage brawl anywhere else in the world, no one is going to be saying “they are on their way to a local medical facility.”
The fact that Vince McMahon is apparently so adamant about avoiding words such as “hospital” and “wrestling” while running a wrestling company is ridiculous. While there could be an argument made that Michael Cole should be banned from yelling “Boss Time” or “Big Dog” at least once per show due to the cringe-worthy nature of it, there is no arguing with Vince McMahon about words he doesn’t approve of. It’s safe to say that likely as long as Vince McMahon is in charge of the WWE, you will likely never hear any commentator ever say a Superstar was “taken to the hospital after challenging for the WWE title.”
Dropping Storylines Without Apparent Reasoning
Now, this one isn’t always a bad thing.
Despite some of the bad content that WWE churns out every once in a while, even the powers that be in WWE realize when something is really bad and needs to be ditched immediately. A perfect, recent example of this would be the very much-hyped return of a new and improved Liv Morgan last year, complete with intriguing vignettes and an apparent new look and character for the bright, young Riott Squad member.
In the end, Morgan returned in bizarre fashion as part of a four-way love affair between Lana, Bobby Lashley, and Rusev and also managed to offend a lot of people in the process. The angle was almost immediately dropped and Liv Morgan eventually returned as part of a semi-reunited Riott Squad with Ruby Riott.
Obviously, certain factors often play into why a storyline may be dropped, but oftentimes, fans are left wondering what happened with no sort of explanation. Some questions over the past few years include why was Shayna Baszler biting Becky Lynch on the neck in early 2020? Who was behind the infamous “GTV” segments in the late 90’s? Whatever happened to the “Emmalina” gimmick? Surely, there was some sort of reasoning for all of these being subsequently dropped, but fans deserve to be treated better than this.