Originally Posted by Dean Klebonas
The edginess makes the show better
I agree completely
I happen to love the fact that it's getting edgier. I think there was just a point, one show, don't remember when, when I was just like "this crap is for like 5 year olds". Then there was a show, I think it was Rock and Cena concert and rap, where I was like "HELL YEAH This is what I want to see!!" The edginess make the show better
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I agree with some of your counter points, and fully understand the need for The Rock to be The Rock.
I in no way with this article was trying to say I don't like the the things they are doing that are edgier, I said at the bottom that I DO like them. I loved the attitude era. I also still like how things are now. I was only trying to point out that so many other people complain about how bad it is now, and how we need a new attitude era, complaining about two letters "PG" when we already have a lot of edgy stuff going on.
Programs are rated by either the FCC(Federal Communications Commision), the broadcaster or by the content producers themselves (most common), in this case WWE rates them "To assist parents in making these decisions, WWE voluntarily rates its television programs. These ratings are based on existing Federal Communications Commission TV Parental Guidelines."-1
They can later change the rating if it a complaint is put fourth to the FCC stating the content is not as listed. Furthermore, the The Parental Guidelines system for the United States is a voluntary-participation system-2
Source 1- http://corporate.wwe.com/parents/tvshows.jsp
Source 2- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Televis...#United_States
You said Vince won't change the ratings. Vince isn't the one who rates the program PG. The same people that give movies their ratings, G, PG, PG13 and R make the ratings for television programming.
There's a few things on here that I'm not sure I fully agree with.
Rock's Return....The thing is, they couldn't have The Rock return and not do his best to be, The Rock. Which means they had to be somewhat lenient to how they could control the situation. The Rock had to be The Rock, which means Cena had to cross the barrier in order to make the feud mean something. Once Wrestlemania was over, they didn't really cross that PG barrier again for a while...most notably, after the election was over.
Bullying...as far as this is concerned, you have to understand that the anti-bullying campaign and Be A Star, and Rise Above Hate are WWE being true as a corporation being active within the community and contributing to good causes. What you see on TV, is just that. A Show. Law and Order SVU depicts all kinds of horrible situations, but NBC contributes to the community from a company standpoint. And people involved in these causes are able to separate them as a company and an entity, from the fictional shows they produce. Wrestling is a fictional show for viewer's entertainment. What they depict on their shows is completely separate from what they, as a company, get involved in. I understand your point about how many overweight kids got called "twinkie tits" after Rock said it, but what about the wrestling moves that take place in the matches? How many kids tried a Shell Shock and got hurt? How many have gotten back injuries from trying the Walls of Jericho? WWE can only do so much. It's up to people to make the choices to do something or not. Do a bunch of kids jump of a cliff and land on their face just because Spongebob Squarepants does it? I haven't read any reports on it.
Stop taking it so seriously. If you don't like the fact that they aren't sticking to their PG, then don't watch. If you do like that it's starting to get a bit edgier, without going completely all out with no barriers, like in the Attitude Era, then just chill and enjoy it.
I do agree with what you said about the mockery of Lawler's heart attack. I didn't like it one bit...but you know they ran it by Lawler first and got his okay to do it.
Just putting this here AGAIN:
TV PG - Parental Guidance Suggested
This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance and/or the program contains one or more of the following: moderate violence (V), some sexual situations (S), infrequent coarse language (L), or some suggestive dialogue (D).
"Programs rated TV-PG contain material that parental guardians may find inappropriate for young children" it can have inappropriate stuff on it....... And kids are post to watch it with a parent. Also the sex references most kids wont get.
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