Peacock scheduling has indicated that this year’s WWE SummerSlam will be rated TV-14, marking the first premium live event with the rating in over a decade.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Wrestling podcast reported just last week that WWE was slated to change to a TV-14 product on 18 July. News of this was quickly retracted, though Zarian reaffirmed that WWE was to change its product rating, it just wouldn’t be happening on the originally-planned date.
Now, it’s been revealed that SummerSlam could be a potential starting date for WWE’s new programming rating. Andrew Zarian posted a Peacock screenshot to Twitter, showing that the 30 July premium live event is scheduled to be a TV-14 event:
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) July 20, 2022
WWE’s initial move to the PG Era was announced on 22 July 2008; interestingly, that year’s SummerSlam was the first major event to carry the rating. Now, it could repeat that feat in the move back to TV-14.
SummerSlam this year will take place on Saturday, 30 July from Nissan Stadium in Nashville. This continues WWE’s approach to hosting both more Saturday premium live events and stadium shows. Last year’s SummerSlam emanated from Nevada’s Allegiant Stadium, which was due to host this year’s Money in the Bank before the card was moved.
Thus far, there are eight matches confirmed for the event. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar’s latest clash over the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship will headline, which could be particularly interesting given its Last Man Standing stipulation and TV-14 rating.