WWE fans got very excited when news broke that Monday Night Raw would soon be switching to TV-14 rating. The show has been rated TV-PG since 2008. Unfortunately, the news was little premature, but a new tidbit shows that the change could be coming very soon.

Peacock, the streaming home of WWE, currently lists SummerSlam as a TV-14 show. The discovery was made by Andrew Zarian, who announced it via Twitter. That could be the night the latest era in WWE history kicks off.

Fans have long complained about the kid-friendly content of the PG era. An entire generation of fans grew up watching a raunchier, edgier product during the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras. The switch has been widely welcomed by the WWE Universe.

Pat McAfee went so far as to mention the upcoming change on a recent episode of SmackDown. Thus far, all WWE programming has been rated TV-PG since. SummerSlam looks like the turning point.


WWE has been quiet about the news other than Pat McAfee’s mention on SmackDown. It does appear that the company is going forward with the change. There is no word on whether SmackDown will also move to TV-14.

The PG era could be officially coming to an end next weekend. It has been a long time coming for many fans. Time will tell what the changes could look like as WWE makes the transition to a more mature product.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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