WWE is fully invested in the PG era, and their new Saturday Morning Slam show is evidence that it is not going to die anytime soon.
Rather than continually bash the PG era as others do, I have decided to attempt to come up with new ways to make it successful, starting with an idea that fully embraces PG programming, a cartoon.
I have been a WWE fan since the '80s, and back then they actually did have WWE cartoon segments which were successful with children.
These days it is much easier and cost effective to produce a cartoon than it was in the '80s. South Park can churn out a new episode in a week thanks to computer-generated animation, and the time to make episodes of shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy has gone down drastically.
As someone who grew up on cartoons, it sometimes pains me to see what passes for a quality children's cartoon these days.
No longer do children get to watch Wile E. Coyote hurt himself in new and interesting ways because people are afraid kids will go out and hurt themselves trying the same thing.
The closest thing to any kind of action or violence in today's cartoons is contained in cartoons about superheroes.
Despite the constant watering-down of children's shows, there will always be a demand for superheroes, and television networks respond by producing numerous shows based on comic book material to meet that demand.
This is why WWE would be smart to get their foot in the door.