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Triple_h.JPGThere have been rumors spreading around the internet this week – ones that we have intentionally refrained from posting about until now – that WWE would be transitioning its programming back to TV-14 starting this year, and continuing into 2016.

So far as we can tell, the rumor began with a false report (claimed to be from Dave Meltzer) on the Squared Circle Reddit community. It stated that the move back to TV-14 was something Triple H had been wanting to do for some time, but had been continually shot down by Vince McMahon. It was also said that Triple H believed the three former Shield members – Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins – would be the major stars to carry the product into a new TV-14 generation.

Meltzer explicitly stated in today’s F4WOnline.com daily news update, “I never reported it, and there’s nothing to it.”
 

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I knew it was too good to be true especially with Cena active.
 

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As I said, the credibility killer of the hoax was that it listed Dean Ambrose as one of the people who'll carry the company. As soon as you read anything like that, close the window, you're reading horseshit. No sensible person needed Meltzer to de-confirm this, it speaks for itself. It might as well have just said "CM Punk expected to be the big surprise in the Royal Rumble match, and he'll go on to win". Ambrose in a top position in WWE is that level of credible.
 

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Well it was never going to happen any time soon, that doesn't mean that HHH wouldn't want to create a more edgy product years down the line where wrestlers aren't (Quoting Punk loosely here) creatively shackled.


Even if HHH doesn't make it TV-14, to me he seems like he has a good sense of humour judging by how he winds people up on TV and how he talks in general, so I doubt he'd carry on with Vinces idea of humour I.E midgets running around or Santino wearing a snake puppet and being 'charmed' with flutes, shit like that is just as if not more harmful to the show than the lack of hardcore blood and messed up storylines.
 

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It's more of a challenge to stay compelling in a PG environment.
This. While they can (with good writers) put on a decent show with pg restrictions, a tv-14 rating would make it easier on the jabronis they have writing now. Story lines can go a little deeper (and edgier) since they'll be targeting an older audience rather than pg cena 5 year old fruit loop kids.
 

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Did the period 2001-07 not exist?

WWE was TV-14 then and we got wrestlers kissing vinces ass, Kevin federline maineventing raw, the spirit squad as tag champions, Khali and bobby lashley maineventing ppvs, donald trumps hair as the main focus of wrestlemania, big show sumo wrestling, hornswoggle as cruiserweight champion and the mainstoryline on tv as vinces son...
 

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I'll take them worrying about logic and consistency and long term booking over blood and tits and all that. Just give us NXT on the main stage basically!
 

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people that think tv 14 means it will improve the product should be shot.
I think they just want the women in skimpier outfits and couldn't care about actual better shows.. I wouldn't say shot, but..



A little bit of this going around might do the trick.. I wouldn't mind skimpier outfits hell, but then again, if you want porn, it's all over the internet. :)
 
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