The Undertaker has suggested that it would be a “good move” for WWE programming to return to a TV-14 rating.
On July 14th it was reported that there are discussions taking place that would see WWE programming drop it’s current PG rating and return to being TV-14.
This led to significant excitement among a number of fans who believe that an edgier on-screen product would improve the quality of WWE’s content.
During an appearance at Comic Con San Diego, WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker was asked about the potential switch. The Deadman explained that he thought such a move would be a positive.
“I think it’s a good move,”
“with their main demographic being 18-34-year-old males.” The WWE Hall of Famer believes that “the way that WWE will do it, it’ll mean much more” and that it won’t mean someone backstage saying, “‘ok, we’re gonna use a cuss word because it’s gonna get a cheap pop,’” a philosophy that Taker described with an “eh, ok, whatever.”
The veteran added that “WWE are smart” hinting that it could be “a chance to touch that Attitude Era”
“I think it’s going to take the handcuffs off a lot of people,” Undertaker continued, “and let them be their real selves. I’m excited. I think it’ll be nothing but positive.”
Cody Rhodes was also on hand at Comic Con San Diego, and during the unveiling of a new action figure said that not even a fine from WWE will stop him using the word “belts” on television.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.