Originally Posted by Cactus
I really wish people get it through their heads that PG isn't the problem. It's pro-wrestling, it's predominately for children. It's meant to be PG.
TV-PG is not the problem but professional wrestling is more popular with 30+ year olds than it is with children & it always has been. Children will watch anything that they perceive as "cool" or popular. Right now, wrestling isn't either, so...
There's no doubt that WWE is trying to pander to a different group of people nowadays, including children, but that's bad business. Hulk Hogan appealed to everyone, not just kids. Steve Austin appealed to almost everyone, & kids got on board.
Kids don't have money. They can't buy tickets or PPV. They have to talk their parents into it. What parent is going to buy a $50 PPV where their kid has to stay up until 11 PM on a school night? Who is going to buy tickets to a show where you have to sit there for, what is it, five hours now? Since they tape RAW & NXT & Superstars & Smackdown & Main Event & the Saturday morning show all over the course of two days (Monday & Tuesday) every week? So you can get home at like 11:30 to midnight on a Monday when you probably have to be up the next morning at like 6?
I can't pinpoint exactly what the problem is but I can guess!