The WWE's decision to turn into a more family oriented show, PG, in my opinion was and remains to be a good move, IF they would only follow the basic guidelines of what a PG show is all about without greatly diminishing the appeal of the product to wrestling fans or people who just want to be entertained. I will now elaborate.
The PG era should stand for a creative attempt to attract a wider audience through toned down use of blood, sex and excessive violence and shifting more attention to new talent that kids can relate, rolemodels they can look up to and more kid friendly superstars.
Unfortunetly, this isn't the case.
Instead, the PG era stands for appeal to 12 year old kids, pointless promos, new talent that get a push for a few months then go to being jobbers, "Hustle, Loyal, Respect", "Never Give Up", boring diva's matches, predictable storylines, giving pushes to the wrong new talent or if to the right one, way too early, garbage ring announcing, constant advertising, banned moves, gimmick PPV's and the deterioration of the tag team division.
I don't care if there is less blood. I don't care is there isn't cussing every five seconds. I don't care if a diva doesn't take off her top.........wait a minute. Scratch that last one. I think the PG move is great if they would actually play it the way like it sounds. I know that if the kids like it, their parents follow, but I feel like I'm not watching wrestling anymore. I'm only watching now when I get the occasional back and forth match between two youngsters who really out their heart, soul and necks out on the line. It makes me sad when I know that it's virtually for nothing. I mean, take a look at Evan Bounre and Mark Henry vs. John Cena and Michael Tarver. That is the only way or only time that I feel Evan Bourne, a truly deserving person to be a main eventer or at least mid card champion, will beat Cena at this right.
Forget the sex, blood and 30 minute promos/skits. I know it has Entertainment in its name, but I want to believe I'm watching an actual wrestling show again when I watch WWE and not some Saturday Night Live skit.
That's what I believe PG should stand for.
Actual wrestling, new talent and fun for the kids, but not up to the degree of leprechauns with helmets or bouncing pecs.