Talk to Your Kids
We at WWE have families of our own, so we understand how important it is for parents to take an active role in their children's free time. We encourage all parents to help their children select suitable entertainment, and to understand the differences between fantasy and real life.
If parents make the decision to allow their children to watch our programming, we encourage those parents to watch with their children. We urge parents who allow younger children to watch our programming to explain that what our Superstars do on television should not be emulated or attempted in real life.
WWE also encourages parents to review below our guidance on issues that have been brought to our attention.
WWE Encourages Use of Common Sense
WWE is adamantly opposed to young people undertaking unsupervised activities that could lead to serious consequences. Any attempt by our fans to emulate our Superstars physicality is extremely dangerous and irresponsible.
Our WWE events are conducted in a safe environment and executed by highly trained athletic professionals, and still there are incidents of injury. We encourage parents to take a proactive role in the activities of their teens and children to ensure their safety. WWE has sponsored a public service announcement, Don’t Try This At Home, during our programming to alert and educate children, teens and parents about the dangers of emulating trained professional performers. Click here to view our PSA and feel free to show and discuss with your kids.
WWE's Stance on Drug and Steroid Use
WWE is opposed to the non-medical use and associated abuse of illegal drugs, prescription medications and performance enhancing drugs, such as steroids. WWE encourages those looking to emulate the fitness levels of our Superstars to live a healthy and active lifestyle. This includes a proper and nutritious diet along with consistent exercise. It is important to check with your physician or certified medical practitioner before beginning any new diet and exercise routine so that the proper plan for your health, age, activity requirements and goals can be professionally designed.
WWE's Stance on Backyard Wrestling
WWE is adamantly opposed to the concept of "backyard wrestling" because of the risk of injury to untrained amateurs.
Our events are conducted in a safe environment and executed by highly trained athletic professionals. Any attempt by our fans to emulate our Superstars physicality is extremely dangerous and irresponsible. Parents should let their loved ones know that practicing "backyard wrestling" is not a path to WWE Superstardom. When we receive videotapes from backyard wrestlers, the tapes are returned, unviewed.
We encourage parents to take a proactive role in the activities of their teens and children to ensure their safety. WWE has sponsored a public service announcement during our programming to alert and educate children, teens and parents about the dangers of re-enacting the athletic moves of our professional performers. We intend to continue promoting safety by recording and broadcasting similar public service announcements in the future. Click here to view our PSA and feel free to show and discuss with your kids.
Our performers are highly trained athletes. Many of them have played collegiate or professional sports. They are successful entertainers, who have mastered the art of bringing their WWE characters to life.
If young adults and teens are sincerely interested in a possible career in the ring, they should consider participating in organized athletics to develop superb athletic skills. Some good activities to consider would be amateur wrestling and gymnastics. They should also consider participating in theater to receive some on-stage experience. A high school or college education is a must in today's WWE. (Virtually all of our Superstars have graduated either high school or college). Finally - after completing high school or college-young adults should pursue professional training from many of the credible "professional wrestling" organizations around the country. These organizations should be carefully evaluated to determine their expertise in training and safety.
Undertaking aggressive "backyard wrestling" activities that could result in serious injury is the way to the hospital and permanent disability, not to WWE Superstardom. Instead, WWE encourages children to participate in organized athletic teams under the supervision of trained athletic coaches.
We receive a number of complaints about Superstar imposters online.
Anyone who feels that they have been notified by a Superstar imposter – or who is aware of such contact – is asked to ignore the writer and contact us. We will turn the information over to the proper authorities for review and follow-up. We cannot overemphasize the need to ignore such unsolicited and potentially dangerous e-mail. Appearances by our Superstars can only be arranged through the Talent Relations department for WWE. Superstars do not directly make arrangements with third parties for personal appearances. If you do not book a Superstar through WWE, you likely are being approached by an imposter. This also goes for third parties who offer to provide WWE talent for fundraising events. These arrangements can be made only through WWE. Our thanks to all our fans who have taken the time to write and alert us about this disturbing matter.