• Popular Attitude Era Segment Removed From The WWE Network
The Attitude Era ended 20 years ago on April 1, 2001, at WWF WrestleMania X-Seven.
Fans still like to watch that era on the WWE Network, but now they’ll have to deal with some popular segments of that era being cut off.
As we have noted before, Peacock is removing WWE content that’s considered offensive in 2021. These changes are being made to the normal version of the WWE Network is well (which is still available in other countries).
WWE has removed the popular DX’s parody of The Nation segment from the Network, and the episode of RAW (July 6, 1998) on which this segment aired isn’t available on Peacock yet.
When you scroll through through this episode on the Network, the thumbnail of this segment is still visible, but the actual footage in gone.
This segment was likely removed because of X-Pac portraying Mark Henry by using a blackface.
You can watch this segment below:
In 2017, X-Pac (who’s now a 2-time WWE Hall of Famer) said the following about this segment during an interview with Uproxx:
“Actually, the only thing that I can honestly say I really regret now is the blackface thing. I did not understand.
Here’s the thing: I consider myself pretty well, for somebody that didn’t go to high school, pretty well educated. I know a lot of things, but I never saw an actual minstrel show, blackface thing. Recently, I saw something about it and I was horrified, horrified at how mean-spirited all that stuff was.
I look at it way different now.”
Other edits that were noticed by fans on the WWE Network were Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown being cut off from WrestleMania 6 because of Piper painting half of his body black (Piper’s promos leading up to this match have been removed as well, due to the same reason) and Vince McMahon’s backstage segment with John Cena from Survivor Series 2005, where Vince called Cena the N-word in front of Booker T.
The Wrestling Observer noted that Peacock will continue editing WWE content that’s considered offensive in 2021:
“Peacock is pushing itself as a family friendly service and anything that doesn’t meet standards will be edited out.
There are a number of RAWs from past years not uploaded. A lot of the other television shows, notably Saturday Night Live, has tons of edits from the original show based on things that were considered funny at the time but would be considered poor taste at this time.”
NBCUniversal and WWE issued the following statements regarding this:
NBCUniversal: “Like with other shows on the Peacock platform, (we are) reviewing WWE content to ensure it aligns with Peacock’s standards and practices.”
WWE: “Peacock and WWE are reviewing all past content to ensure it fits our 2021 standards.”
These changes (edited footage) will be made on all versions of the WWE Network on all platforms.
WWE signed a 5-year deal with Peacock, which is worth a total of $1 billion.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 1, 1990) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Capital Combat 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Samu vs. Ranger Ross
– Interviews w/Lex Luger & Ric Flair
– Road Warrior Hawk vs. Butch Reed
– Kevin Sullivan & Cactus Jack vs. Mike Rotunda & Norman The Lunatic