Report: Are Changes Coming to WWE Monday Night Raw?

Erik BeastonFeatured ColumnistDecember 12, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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According to (by way of, there is potential for major changes coming to WWE's flagship show, Monday Night Raw.

WWE officials are looking to be more edgier with RAW. The feeling is that Vince McMahon isn't behind the new push but obviously is on-board with it. Vince realizes that numbers are down and it's said that he is open to suggestions.

With the low ratings, WWE officials want to put out a product that's a little different than what we've seen over the past year or so. We can also expect to see more wrestling-heavy WWE programming.

For years, fans have been pining for an edgier product, believing that the so-called "PG Era" had alienated some of the older WWE fanbase. It appears, with ratings down across the board, they may finally get what they want.

Whether such a change will help or not, however, is the real question. There has been a major issue over the years within the company and a PG rating is not it. Poor booking and lazy writing have created lackluster programming that fans cannot find it within themselves to get behind.

Making the show edgier and adding more wrestling content is most certainly a step in the right direction, but if Raw does not become a more coherent program, with identifiable characters and stories, then all of the work to take it in a new direction will be for naught.