WWE remained a PG-rated product since 2008, as they stopped catering to the TV-14 demographic. Fans were frustrated by this, as they felt the lack of edgy content made the product a waste of time. Eric Bischoff also believes WWE going TV-14 might save their product.
Vince McMahon’s company got fans very excited when news broke that Raw would be moving from a TV-PG rating to TV-14. However, that initial report jumped the gun, as the source came from a prematurely leaked memo.
While speaking on a recent episode of his Strictly Business podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff stated that he believes WWE going TV-14 might save their product, which had gone soft.
“Some of [the implications] may be real and tangible and others subtle and possibly not so significant. I think it’s going to create a lot of anticipation, right?
I think there’s going to be a lot of people who maybe have tuned out over the years because the product has gotten soft since 2008, meaning it needs to be palatable for children to keep the advertisers and the network happy.”
WWE is also not expected to push the TV-14 rating too far. It remains to be seen how the overall product will change in the coming months. If anything, Easy E will be watching closely along with the rest of us.
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