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Its safe to say the WWE of today is nothing more than a shadow of its former self, with very little to offer a genuine die-hard fan of the true art of wrestling, hoping for some sort of revival or return of the Golden Age of wrestling.

Where the in-ring action was always overshadowed the now ever so lengthy pre-rehearsed promos and attempts at comedic segments blatantly aimed at a much younger generation.

This was a time where the WWE was more than just a wrestling company, but rather a controlled, high paced, intense form of violence which showcased the modern day equivalent to the gladiators of ancient Rome.

Bloodshed at one point was necessary in order to reinforce the animosity and hatred between competitors with wrestlers welding chairs with the intent to cause one thing and one thing only, harm.

A Golden Age of heroes came and went leaving in its absence a void of inexperienced, underused and unconvincing “superstars” led by a few veterans burdened with the task of carrying the company’s credibility and reputation on a scale that reached beyond the interests of the wrestling world.

Inevitably a change was needed in order to recuperate the company’s lack of big-name talent.

Investing heavily in restructuring its product and how it would be portrayed and delivered.

Later a figure head would be needed as a focal point for this new product, someone who would act not only as performer himself but as an ambassador for the product he would represent (John Cena).

The same thing happened with Austin in the 90’s.
The entire company was literal altered to suite the rattlesnake’s gimmick, look and attitude.

Reinforcing to the fans who the top star was as well as increasing popularity of their most valid asset.

The same thing has happened with Cena, only due to the WWE realising that it would be more beneficial investing in a younger audience then to try and please a generation that’s pretty much seen it all, means fans of the in-ring ability of yesteryear are constantly jumping from brand to brand such as TNA, ROH, AAA, CZW, OVW, PWG, 1PW, UPW or UWF.

The children who grow up with this WWE will view this period of time in years to come with the same amount of nostalgia that children who grew up watching Hogan do.

Cena isn’t the first nor will he be the last Face to grace our screens and doesn’t get a unanimous pop when entering an arena. People need to realise that since we entered the “PG Era” that the WWE have clearly stated who their target audience is.

In the long run children equal big bucks through merchandice and that along with the odd good match here and there to help wet the apatite of any old school fan still sat on the fence should just be enough to keep the company above the competition.

(P.S) if you've gotten this far give yourself a big pat on the back. lol
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70% of WWE's weekly audience is over the age of 18.

The WWE changed their product in an attempt to have Linda McMahon appear as a legitimate politician. It had nothing to do with pandering to kids, nothing to do with merchandise sales and absolutely nothing to do with John Cena.

Mark my words, the WWE will once again be an edgy product by the time the year is out. It's what makes the smartest sense financially, and let's face it, that's all Vince should care about.
 

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How dare you even mention that piece of shit CZW in the same sentence as WWE.
 

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the WWE went PG because of Mattel (I think) the figurines company. So to attract children. For us dieharders who are dying for the realism and blood and art of wrestling to come back are in for a long wait I am afraid
WRONG. Mattel has little to no say in what the WWE chooses to show on TV. The whole Mattel=PG theory started when Daniel Bryan was fired, and for some reason it still persists despite Mattel confirming that they had absolutely nothing to do with it whatsoever.

Mattel is a company with conservative beliefs, but that hasn't stopped them selling figurines based on blood sucking vampires or serial killers from the DC Universe. Not only that but Mattel actually lists WWE toys in their ages 13+ section.

The WWE is PG because of Linda's campaign. That's it.
 

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WRONG. Mattel has little to no say in what the WWE chooses to show on TV. The whole Mattel=PG theory started when Daniel Bryan was fired, and for some reason it still persists despite Mattel confirming that they had absolutely nothing to do with it whatsoever.

Mattel is a company with conservative beliefs, but that hasn't stopped them selling figurines based on blood sucking vampires or serial killers from the DC Universe. Not only that but Mattel actually lists WWE toys in their ages 13+ section.

The WWE is PG because of Linda's campaign. That's it.
That's true, but that's only part of it. The reason WWE is PG is because there is no competition. They don't need to risk the health of their performers when, either way, they're going to be successful. People are still going to buy tickets and they're still going to watch it on TV. That and the fact that the kids love it caused them to pull in the reins.
 

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tl;dr but decently structured write up besides the fact that you are completely wrong on almost everything.

The WWE "PG SUX!" thing is getting extremely old and is completely unfounded.

But other than that, cool story bro!
 

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I said WWE, not TNA.
 
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