Report: Warner Bros. Discovery Cracking Down On AEW Profanities

Warner Bros. Discovery wants less profanity from AEW

As part of their mission statement to be seen as an alternative to WWE, All Elite Wrestling have from day one been liberal with their use of profanity, with foul-mouthed exchanges fairly common across AEW TV.

However, it seems AEW will be looking to tone down their language going forward, as Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported that Warner Bros. Discovery have implemented crackdowns on bad language on AEW broadcasts, and want 's***' said less on TV.

This report follows on from the news that Saraya was allegedly fined for calling the fans 't****' on the March 15 edition of AEW Dynamite, whilst the likes of MJF, Jon Moxley, and Ace Steel have dropped f-bombs on past live editions of Dynamite, with Steel fined for his comments in 2022 amidst an initial clampdown from the broadcaster.

AEW Dynamite is rated TV-14 in the USA, meaning that ‘parents are strongly cautioned’ against letting those aged 14 and under to watch. 

The TV Guidelines website suggests that a TV-14 rated show “contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V)”

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