16-time WWE Champion John Cena, in his recent interview with The Independent, adressed the situation of why a certain number of fans miss the Attitude Era and why WWE went PG – while promoting his new Ferdinand movie.
WWE Switching to PG from Attitude Era.
Back in the days during the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras, WWE was an all-round Matured Audience Only show (TV-MA), which featured exquisite scenes specifically for audiences of the ages of 18years and above (Adult & Matured Audiences only). These days it’s a different ball game.
In 2018, WWE deviated from producing a Matured Only content to a Parental Guidance program popularly known as PG.
Their sole goal was to remove age restrictions and produce a content suitable for everyone in all age ranges. In other words, in the WWE’s Parental Guidance Era, the use of corossive languages, innapropriate clothings and bloody conflicts were completely eliminated.
So, that’s the reason why in the WWE today, it’s impossible to see matches with the Ring of Fire stipulations (Inferno Match), as well as First Blood, Bra and Panties Match, Fans Bring Weapon Match and many more archived matches.
John Cena talks the PG switch.
Cena, in his interview with The Independent, addressed the issues to why the fans miss the Attitude Era compared to the PG; stating that, he is merely a carpenter who works with the tools provided to him.
The Cenation leader added that the major reason why WWE went PG was to expand globally and extend its reach in nations such as India, Japan, The United Arab Emirates and other South American regions.
He continued, stating that ever since the WWE went PG, the company has significantly expanded its follower base. Today the WWE Universe now comprises of people of all ages, races and walks of life.
Furthermore, the 16-time WWE Champion explained that he was still 21 years of age when he got drawn to the WWE in the Attitude Era and all he wished irrespective of his victories and losses over the years was to promote the company as best as he could.
He also stated that, if the WWE does decide to transit into a Matured Audience TV programming (TV-MA) in future, he’d be glad to partake in it, but until then WWE is still going to remain PG-rated product.
What next for John Cena?
While on the interview, Cena promoted his newly released movie, Ferdinand; stating his delight in conquering a milestone in Hollywood.
Also, not long ago, WWE announced that the likes of John Cena and current Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will feature in the 25 years anniversary celebration of Monday Night RAW.
It is, however, unknown if both Superstars would be scheduled to perform against each other. Meanwhile, more facts are to be released in the coming weeks.
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