Is TNA Taking Advantage of WWE's PG Rating?

The Jaden SmallingsContributor IMarch 9, 2010

Last night, wrestling fans from all over the world witnessed history as we all saw the rebirth of the Monday night wars.

Both of last night's episodes bring up so much interesting topics, but I'm only going to talk about one that really caught my attention.

Last night on Impact, a few things we saw was swearing and lots of blood.

TNA knows that if they want to beat WWE, they have to find one thing that WWE fans are unhappy about.

WWE's one weakness, and that weakness would be their current PG rating.

Although I think that WWE is much better off with a PG rating, many others disagree.


Most wrestling fans grew up during the attitude era, which was meant for more of an adult audience.

Many fans want to see blood, swearing, and explicit material, but due to WWE's increasing kids fanbase, WWE decided to turn PG.

Which means no more blood, no more swearing, and no more explicit material.

Whatever was WWE's loss is now TNA's gain.

Since TNA is head to head with WWE each Monday, their weapon against WWE is their TV-14 rating.

For TNA, WWE fans who are tired of that same PG stuff on Raw would switch channels to see what TNA has in store for them.

Which was probably exactly what TNA thought last night, but unfortunately I think TNA took it a little too far.

Honestly, how much unnecessary blood did we see last night?

Ten minutes going into the show, we already saw Hulk Hogan and Abyss busted open, but no the blood didn't stop.

At the end of the night Hogan was busted open again and Ric Flair was busted open for the second week in a row.

I don't really mind the swearing because there wasn't as much of it, but there's one thing everybody in TNA needs to remember.

Swearing and blood will not draw ratings.

A good product, phenomenal matches, and amazing storylines/rivalries will. 

TNA has every right to book swearing and blood into their show, but only to a certain extent.

Now, on TNA attempting to steal WWE ratings with their TV-14 rating, although I commend TNA for attempting to exploit WWE's weakness, I'm sure WWE fans will remain loyal to WWE whether WWE is rated PG or not.