The Hollywood Reporter has a story regarding Peacock editing and making modifications to WWE content that is being uploaded to the streaming service, censoring controversial moments that took place over the years.
A source told THR that all the 17,000 hours that are being ported from the WWE Network to Peacock are being reviewed to ensure they align with Peacock’s standards and practices. WWE was informed of the decision.
PWInsider.com reported earlier that Peacock removed the Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Bad News Brown match from WrestleMania VI already. That match featured Piper sporting blackface, something which is not accepted in today’s society.
Another moment which was deleted is when Vince McMahon uttered the N-word to John Cena in a backstage segment at the 2005 Survivor Series and then walked straight past Booker T.
There have been a lot of racist and controversial moments over the years, especially in the Attitude Era, so you can expect a lot of content to be removed.
THR adds that Peacock’s goal is to have all the classic content reviewed and available to stream on demand before SummerSlam in August.