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Puts the Squeeze on

Man Nipples

3/28/2008 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nipplegate 2008 has broken out in Florida! Wrestlers John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton and Big Show are all proudly baring their nipple-free chests on a huge banner in downtown Orlando. Wait, what?


City officials met with some WWE suits to figure out how to keep the wrestling poster from looking "too provocative." The outcome - the WWE slammed, er, airbrushed the nipples into oblivion. Billboard malfunction!

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Mayor Buddy Dyer liked the nipple-free poster and added that there was some sort of city ordinance that banned public display of male nipples. For the love of Janet Jackson! But according to the city's press secretary no such ordinance exists.

Only one banner was targeted for nipple eradication. However, buses all over town are still cruising the streets baring the original posters of the wrestlers --male nipples and all. Flaunt 'em if you got 'em! For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Jordan    

That billboard is as fake as the show!

2379 days ago
17.

CoolGirl2008    

Sounds like Mayor Buddy Dyer gets nervous around man nipples.

That's not gay at all.....

2379 days ago
18.

deezeey    

I've hear it all now!!! They're worried about nipples when they have stations like "MTV" demoralizing everthing and everyone from parents down to the stupid teenagers that watch that crap. I think the censors should take example from Europe!!! they are less stringent with sexual "issues" there and no one seems to be offended!!!

2379 days ago
19.

EYOTA    

That sounds stupid. Mayor Buddy Dyer sounds like a sex-starved weirdo with too much time on his hands.

2379 days ago
20.

Wish I had her money    

Ok welcome to Florida the Land Of Idiots. I have lived here for 11 years there is a strip club on every corner but a wrestlers nipples are offensive .. god whay do I even stay here I think the stupid is contagious

2379 days ago
21.

H B Rider    

Poor Harvey Levin! Everyone knows how much he loves those sweaty man-nipples and those 'roid ragin' men running around in their little tights punching air for a living. He must be heart broken.

2379 days ago
22.

Josh    

Its like saying we should airbrush the state of Florida because it looks like a penis.

2379 days ago
23.

FlBiker    

I didn't notice the no nipples on the billboards, too funny.
There must be a bunch of hillbillys coming for this thing, the citrus bowl has been getting set-up for a week.

2379 days ago
24.

Kate    

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ah, yes - Florida. Home of Jeb Bush... Anita Bryant... and all the southern-fried phonies that equate
male nipples with eroticism... que the elevator music, folks! The zealots are at it AGAIN!!



2379 days ago
25.

FlBiker    

Florida, God's waiting room......

2379 days ago
26.

Car Guy    

Nice Going Bible Thumpers!!!!

2379 days ago
27.

Sean    

Nipples....is that an issue at the top of the mayor's list? There are people hungry, children not educated, drugs, crime, civil issues and the issue of nipples is front/center?

I am a proud American who has lived all over the country and overseas and I have to admit we are too uptight about the human body. Lets put it in perspective...boobs feed kids and are pleasent to look at, maybe not WWE boobs but come on people.

...and we ask breast feeding moms to cover up as tables of ugly people stuff thier fat faces in malls around America???

2379 days ago
28.

NW    

Mayor Buddy Dyer huh. WOW what geniuses voted for that jack ass.

2379 days ago
29.

John in San Diego    

I like sweaty man nips!

2379 days ago
30.

Popsmart    

Oh my God. That has to be the most retarded thing ever. I think that's more traumatizing that leaving the nipples on there. What's next? Will men be forced to wear shirts on Florida's many beaches?

2379 days ago
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