Prior to the WWE press conference in Tampa, Florida earlier this week to formally announce the fact that WrestleMania 36 is coming to Raymond James Stadium on April 5, 2020, an interesting memo was handed out to officials and other personalities.
Those who were scheduled to make speeches at the press event this past Thursday afternoon were given a list of “WWE Do’s and Don’ts” in terms of phrases and words that the company would prefer people say in public.
The list that was handed out prior to the WrestleMania 36 press conference read as follows:
- • When referring to our talent, we ask that you refer to them as WWE Superstars both for the men and women and NOT as “professional wrestlers.”
• As of March 2016, our female Superstars are NO longer referred to as WWE Divas, so please call them WWE Superstars.
• Please refer to our company as WWE and NOT World Wrestling Entertainment.
• Please do not refer to our company as “the WWE,” but rather just “WWE.”
• Please do NOT use the term “professional wrestling,” instead using WWE or Sports Entertainment to describe our brand (E.G. “We have many WWE fans in the Tampa area” or “I have always been a fan of sports entertainment.”)
• The WWE Championship or WWE Title are appropriate names for the title. It is not called a “belt” or a “strap.”
For those who missed it, check out a complete video archive of the WrestleMania 36 press conference.
WrestleMania 36 is scheduled to emanate from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, April 5, 2020, airing via pay-per-view and streaming live on the WWE Network.