WWE's R-Truth: Why Vince McMahon Hates The Term 'Belt'
No belts in WWE
While every champion in professional wrestling wears a title belt, WWE's Vince McMahon famously hates the term 'belt' and it is featured on the WWE chairman's list of banned words which also includes 'wrestling', 'DQ', 'violence' and other terms. Instead, title belts in WWE have to be referred to as just titles or championships.
Speaking with Bally Sports' Brandon Robinson, R-Truth reflected on his numerous WWE 24/7 Title reigns and he revealed why Vincent Kennedy McMahon hates the word 'belt.'
"I mean, I'm an accepting guy. I'll take ANY belt and take it to the highest of beltstivity [laughs]. That's what I do. Whether if it's WWE - and it's not called a belt. It's called a championship or a title. Vince McMahon prevents a belt is something you use to keep your pants up. So it's a championship title, you see what I'm sayin'? [laughing]... but I would take any of those championship titles because they're all prestigious titles and it's an accomplishment. If you win one of the Tag [Team] Titles, it's an accomplishment. So I think that any one of 'em I think that you would be honoured to have," Truth said.
R-Truth has held many title belts during his WWE career and the 49-year-old is a former 24/7 Champion, United States Champion, Hardcore Champion and Tag Team Champion.
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