Peacock Reviewing All Historical WWE Footage; Will Edit Out Any Controversial Segments
-- With WWE now transitioning their network to NBCU's Peacock streaming service, all 17,000 hour of content are being reviewed "to ensure it aligns with Peacock's standards and practices" according to a report via The Hollywood Reporter. Two changes have already been identified with a WrestleMania 6 match between Bad News Brown and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper where Piper painted half his body black and a backstage segment during WrestleMania 19 where Vince McMahon used the N-word to John Cena with Booker T in the vicinity. Content continues to be reviewed and WWE is being kept updated on any edits and there will surely be more to come.
This is one of many things I was concerned with when it was announced wwe network would be moving to a mainstream streaming site owned by another company. The editing of the past and not a true wwe vision of the company or product. Sure every entertainment company has had its share of controversial content that doesn't fit the woke culture of today. Including Disney. It just makes me sad to have a watered down version of wwe network under peacock/nbc universal's vision.
The two you mentioned aren't horrible edits as the Piper/News match wasn't great and the Vince line was nothing in the grand scheme of the show but I'm curious what else they'll decide they don't want.