Now this could be interesting. As you probably know, SmackDown Live is moving to the FOX Network later this year, giving WWE their biggest platform for television in decades, if not ever. It means that things could be changing in a hurry, and it’s not clear just how much those changes are going to mean. If FOX has its say though, it could mean one of the biggest changes of all.
According to Rajah.com, FOX may be looking for WWE to stop being as politically correct and moving towards an edgier product. While no specifics are being given, it seems that FOX wants things to be a bit more adult, which could include a variety of things that are closer to the Attitude Era than the current PG style. WWE set themselves up as a PG promotion, meaning the only thing that would need to be done to change things is a self imposed change.
It could be an interesting mixture of both eras. Check out this very cool SmackDown Live Attitude Era intro with modern stars:
Opinion: I’m not sure if this is going to wind up being the case or not, but it’s certainly something worth mentioning. There is a chance that this could be a huge game changer and if WWE actually makes this change, it could be interesting to see how things go. WWE has certainly been financially successful under being PG, but that was the case in the Attitude Era as well. I don’t know if WWE is going to pull the trigger, but it’s going to get some attention.
Do you think WWE should make such a change? Will they go through with it? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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