Re: What would your reaction be if TNA turned PG?
I would stop watching. PG limits the storylines, the matches and characters. Of course, bad writing is the main factor for WWE being dull, but PG (and WWE is more like G nowadays) is not meaningless to the quality.
You can't compare it to PG WCW days (wrestling was at its peak back then, the internet didn't really exist) or pre Attitude PG WWE days (they still had blood & more swearing than nowadays). Also TV-14 wasn't established in these eras.
TNA has to do everything to not be a WWE ripoff. TNA won't get better ratings, if they start catering to kids. I guarantee that. The little kids have their WWE, they won't watch minor league.
It's not really about catering to kids. It's about assuring the audiences that you can bring your families to our show. Whether you've realised it or not, the product is already PG. Storm would appeal to a younger demographic as well, and Jeff Hardy already does. Roode is the kind of heel that kids would just hate, as is Bully Ray. No one or nothing right now really crosses the line in terms of being more adult-oriented. It's a pretty clean show.