“Bring Back the Fake Blood”: Fans Take Twitter by Storm as WWE Brings Back the Attitude Era

Published 07/15/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

The WWE programming in the 90s was one of the most memorable times for professional wrestling. The fans got to see content that was never used in professional wrestling previously.

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Vince McMahon had ushered the attitude era by defeating WCW in the Monday Night Wars. The same programming ran for a few years until 2008. In mid-2008 WWE announced the company will go PG-14 by cutting down excessive violence and less edgy content.

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A few hours back, the news of WWE making Monday Night RAW to TV-14 broke. Although WWE did not publish the news on the official media platform, it is said that the rumors to be true.

Andrew Zarian posted on Twitter about next week’s RAW going TV-14 on USA Network. However, he deleted the tweet and posted another tweet in which he clarified the TV-14 change is in talks for another date and not for the July 18th, 2022 episode.

Zarin shared one more tweet in which he stated the USA Network sent the memo of WWE changing RAW to TV-14 prematurely. WWE has not fixed yet the dates for the change yet.

It remains to be seen how noticeable RAW’s shift back to TV-14 would be. In recent years, WWE has criticized its competitor, AEW, for its use of blood on TV.

WWE Universe is excited for RAW to become TV-14 again

WWE’s PG Era began in July 2008 with the company moving away from TV-14 to market itself as family-friendly programming and attract better sponsors. Some fans had stopped watching RAW over this decision from the company.

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However, the news revolving around RAW becoming TV-14 has made the WWE Universe excited. Many of them shared their reactions and expectations on social media.

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They previously rated RAW as TV-14 from 1997 to 2008, which included the infamous Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era. The change to TV-14 was made at a time when edgier and more mature programming was gaining popularity. This change gave rise to stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.

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TV-14 programming contains some material that many parents will not find suitable for children under 14 years of age. The programming may include strong coarse language and other edgier content.

Monday Night RAW is one of the two major shows of WWE for a long time. WWE SmackDown, which airs on Fox every Friday, is TV-PG since the show premiered in 1999.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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