Peacock pulls racist WWE segments from streaming service

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It’s been just over a week since WWE Network moved into Peacock’s streaming service, but some wrestling fans are already unhappy with NBCUniversal for removing a few segments from WWE’s past that were objectively in poor taste.

Viewers have noticed that the version of WrestleMania 6 on Peacock no longer includes an interview and match where one side of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s body was painted black. Another short clip where WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon’s on-screen character used a racist term has been completely cut from Survivor Series 2005.

WWE, particularly in the late ‘90s when the “Attitude Era” made pro wrestling a cultural phenomenon, aired plenty of questionable segments that only come off worse when viewed through a 2021…

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