A video I found on Youtube, which was posted back in 2008 shortly after they changed the rating back to PG:
Now, it's exaggerated sarcasm obviously, but frightingly it's also pretty prophetic.
Raw has had plenty of things recently as bad as Doink The Clown ever was (ie. Santino's glove puppet Cobra), Bret Hart and Shawn Micheals DID end their feud and shake hands live on Raw, Randy Savage and WWE WERE on better terms again (one of the last things Savage did before his death was a promotional advert for the WWE All Stars game), that nonsense with Triple H at 0.41s reminded me worryingly of a Brodus Clay match, and this year we've had the whole Kane/Daniel Bryan 'hug it out' bullshit
on top of WWE introducing a show that is actually G rated as well (Saturday Morning Slam).
Whilst I'm not a 'PG hater' as such, it's obvious that Creative, in terms of characters and storylines at least, have been putting a show together for the most part as if aiming for a G rating rather than a PG one.
To add to what I said before, why aren't the lower card guys being used in storylines more in order to give them more exposure and meaning on the show. Take Monday's Raw for instance. What good does it do them to have Cena involved in that AJ/Vickie storyline. Cena's as over as he'll ever get, it won't help his career or the show at all in the long run. But if, say, they put a mid carder who could do with a little bit more of a push like...Kofi Kingston (just an example, there's other guys who would benefit from the same spot as well), it could really elevate him. Cena doesn't need to be involved in any complex storylines in the same way that Stone Cold didn't...his popularity's pretty much peaked already. Give the undercard a chance to develop properly and get comfortably over with the audience before pushing them into main events out of nowhere (*cough*Ryback*cough*) Focusing everything on the same 2 or 3 guys week in, week out (whoever they are) is helping to kill ratinss even if those guys are capable of working a 5 star match.
I dunno. I'm really running out of ideas to save this mess. It doesn't seem to matter what anybody posts on the internet, and I've seen a lot of seemingly great ideas from a lot of different people (both here and elsewhere), might as well accept that they're gonna carry on putting the same shit out regardless now