WWE has a habit of not mentioning some people or terms on TV and now we are learning how they told their staff to not say the name, Sable.
WWE Does Not Want Sable Mentioned On TV
Before being called female superstars, WWE would group these women under the title of diva. The two biggest divas from the mid 1990s to early 2000 was Sunny and Sable.
There were was no great inside the ring, but they were there for the sex appeal. And, they had no problems getting the attention of an entire arena.
Then, WWE started brining in female talent that were more interested in wrestling. That generation was highlighted by Trish Stratus and Lita. Nowadays, females are presented as equals to men and we seen numerous wrestlers excel in WWE.
Going back to Sable, her in time WWE was mixed. She had two runs, that were total opposites.
First, she left WWE in June 1999 filed a lawsuit over sexual harassment and an unsafe working environment. She was asking for $110 million, but she lowered the amount and settled with WWE out of court.
About four years later, Sable make a shocking return to WWE. Considering the lawsuit and allegations, it felt like her time in WWE was over.
The second time around, she worked Vince McMahon and then Torrie Wilson. The pair even appeared together in Playboy and worked a match together at WrestleMania XX.
During a virtual autograph signing, Wilson mentioned how she was told not to mention Sable’s name during her Hall of Fame speech.
“You’re not even allowed to mention her name,” said Wilson. “I mentioned her name in my Hall of Fame speech and right before they told me, ‘Oh by the way, you’re not allowed to mention her name.’”
Then on Friday’s SmackDown, Edge briefly stated on her name while cutting a promo. We will have to see if there are repercussions for Edge.
Since leaving WWE again in 2004, she has not returned. She did marry Brock Lesnar and “The Beast” said she is busy being a mom.
So, is WWE going overboard by not allowing their staff to mention the name, Sable?