Vince McMahon has apparently lightened up when it comes to his Superstars referring to titles as belts.
Criticizing Vince McMahon is extremely common among wrestling fans. However, whenever we catch ourselves doing so, we always think "well he must be doing something right, just look at what he's done." That's why when we hear seemingly insane things like him banning certain words from WWE television we question whether it's us or the chairman who's crazy.
We're not talking about swear words and the obvious either. We mean words such as fans, feud, strap, and backstage. If an announcer dare utter those words on the air you will likely hear them go silent seconds later. That'll be due to them having to endure an earful from the boss through their headset. The same goes for Superstars except they have to wait until they get backstage. Sorry, back to the locker room.
That's why Becky Lynch labeling herself "Becky 2 Belts" has been somewhat surprising. It isn't something she said accidentally one week, it is something she has been saying on every show. There is even merchandise with the phrase scrawled across it available on WWE Shop. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Mr. McMahon has shockingly had a change of heart when it comes to the word belt.
We're not sure what exactly brought about this change. Whether Lynch used the word and it changed the boss's mind, or Mr. McMahon told The Man to start saying it on TV. It could have a lot to do with the fact that Conor McGregor coined the term. We imagine that the chairman is a big fan of The Notorious One and believes that the more references there are to him in WWE, the more likely McGregor will be to join the company.
One thing is for certain. Mr. McMahon has not eased off on his rules regarding other words he doesn't want to hear in WWE. That is currently being exhibited via The Viking Raiders' weekly name changes. Mr. McMahon hates the word war and doesn't want a tag team with it in their name. Odd considering Raw was called Raw Is War for a long time during the Attitude Era.