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Report: Massive Change Coming TO WWE TV – Maybe

According to reports we are in for a big Monday Night Raw change. Well maybe, it depends. Ask again later.

Wrestling insider Andrew Zarian sent WWE’s online fanbase into a frenzy today with a stunning report in a now-deleted tweet. WWE was abandoning the TV-PG label for Monday Night RAW. The PG era was dead, and TV-14 was back!!!

But a few hours after he posted this…something changed. 

And two hours was a “crazy situation,” and the jump wasn’t happening but was “still in consideration for a later date.”

Well, that was a lot for a lot…nothing. So we went from a confirmed “this is happening, RIP PGA era” to “well it might maybe happen in the future, maybe”

What’s The Difference Between TV-PG & TV-14

The most straightforward answer is the difference between a movie rated PG and a movie rated PG-13, but what exactly does that entail? 

The textbook definition for TV-PG is: (Parental Guidance Suggested) This program contains material 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 may contain one or more of the following: mildly suggestive dialogue (D), infrequent coarse language (L), brief sexual content (S), or mild violence (V). Equivalent to PG for movies and E10+ for video games.

While TV-14 is: (Parents Strongly Cautioned), This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 13 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 13 watch unattended. This program may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong language (L), intense sexual content (S), or intense violence (V). Equivalent to PG-13 for movies and T for video games.

Here We Go Again

If there’s one thing I beat into the ground, it is the fickleness of wrestling journalism and a lack of basic standards. Zarian likes to consider himself a scooper and a breaker of news. If he had exercised just a bit of primary journalistic practice, he wouldn’t have sent the wrestling world on a giant roller coaster today. 

If he had reached out to WWE for comment, he would have probably gotten a “no comment,” or maybe he would have gotten a “WWE is not planning on changing our rating in the near future.” And he could have as quickly gone with “WWE non-commital on Raw rating change.” 

I am once again asking wrestling journalists to practice just a bit of the standard of the industry they pretend to be involved in. 

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