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Fuck PG: WWE Censorship Protecting You From Reality

Fuck PG: WWE Censorship Protecting You From Reality


I’m officially sick and tired of WWE’s PG programming. It’s come to the point where I question why I’m even a WWE fan anymore since they don’t seem to give a rat’s ass about the 18-34 demographic I represent. Sure, every once in a while there will be a glimmer of hope, a throwback to the glory days of wrestling that made me a fan to begin with, but that never last as long as I would like it to. WWE’s PG rating has forced me to get my wrestling fix by watching Impact Wrestling. While WWE has a better production value and more coherent storylines, Impact Wrestling feeds my need for chaos and sexy slutty bitches. WWE used to have that market on lock, but they changed. For the worse if you ask me. The comedy segments suck, the promos lack the RAW emotion of yesteryear, the matches feel a bit too choreographed and the appeal of professional wrestling is almost non-existent when it comes to mainstream pop culture. Ratings are only a fraction of what they used to be and numbers dictate that WWE has lost more fans than it has gained in the last 5 years. So how did it get to this? My hypothesis comes down to one abbreviation, PG. The WWE has taken their lifetime fans for granted and left them behind just so they can make a few marketing dollars by catering to the under 15 demographic and that just pisses me the fuck off.

I grew up on wrestling since the late 80’s, early 90’s, when the WWE was known as the WWF. While they were PG’ish back then, the storylines were more creative than they are now and the larger than life characters were able to draw viewers in regardless of age. Once the older fans started to grow out of wrestling, wrestling grew up right along with them by ditching the gimmicks and giving their program a much-needed touch of realism. The real world can be a cold harsh place where the majority of the population is rude, disrespectful and only care about themselves and wrestling was no longer afraid to display this behavior on their television programs. And guess what? It fucking worked. WWF and WCW started registering the highest ratings in the history of professional wrestling based programing. It was cool to be a wrestling fan once again. Merchandise sold way better than it does now and the overall product was just better since people could now related to the characters like never before. The regression of the WWE in the last 5 years has been sicking to watch and it’s time for a fucking change. The PG movement led by WWE poster boy John Cena must die and it must die NOW! Read more…