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WWE British broadcaster Sky warned over Barrett promos

Ofcom – the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications – warned WWE’s broadcaster in the UK, Sky, after they received complaints over the broadcast of violent material, specifically the Wade Barrett “bare knuckle” fighter promos. Ofcom received complaints after the promo aired during a Saturday morning showing of Superstars on November 10 of last year. Most of the complaints were over whether the promo was suitable to be broadcast to an audience of which 50% were under 16 at 9AM. Sky have said that they’ll edit out these types of scenes in future, and noted that they do already edit out headbutts and mild language. The full complaint and verdict is up on page 23 at (pdf document).

(thanks to Colin Vassallo and Ian Hamiliton)

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9 Responses

  1. mackdeezy says:

    -.- PC at its finest

  2. Why do they edit out headbutts? The guys head hits his hand. -_-

  3. dave says:

    So ridiculous.

  4. deathedge says:

    I can’t even remember the last time they showed one of those promos…

  5. Fisha695 says:

    And y’all thought PG was bad, from everything I hear I could stand living in the UK or Australia when it comes to stuff like this. Don’t they do a lot of editing (or used to) on the Canadian broadcasts too?

  6. cool arrow says:

    These people are aware that wrestling is a work, right?

  7. Jamie says:

    @cool arrow – welcome to the UK….

  8. Steve Cold Stone Austin says:

    Whoever made this complaint is an idiot.

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