Linda McMahon Election Loss Won't Affect WWE Programming

Jack Windham@wr_revealedAnalyst INovember 3, 2010

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The election is over and Linda McMahon is not in the Senate. However, don't assume that's going to cause major changes to the WWE product.


There's a misconception going on right now within the internet wrestling community regarding McMahon's loss in the election yesterday. Many are under the assumption that WWE programming is going to be reverted back to the raunchy style that helped the Attitude Era become the success that it was.

Well, that's not going to happen.

Many are making this assumption because the belief was that WWE toned down some of their programming in order to prevent McMahon from being an easy target for her opponent, Richard Blumenthal. It is typical for politicians to attack their opponents in order to get an edge in popularity. Considering some of the things that WWE has done in the past, Blumenthal and his staff would have had a field day.

However, the political campaign wasn't the biggest reason why WWE toned down their product.

The majority of professional wrestling fans forget that WWE is a business. The people who run the company do so with intentions of generating as much revenue as they possibly can. While it's true that there is a desire to entertain people, it simply is not greater than the desire to make a lot of money.

One of the biggest ways that WWE makes their money is through advertisers. These companies that pay big money to McMahon and her company have a lot of stroke when it comes to influencing things. Ask Bryan Danielson, who was released when advertisers weren't uncomfortable when he used a necktie to choke someone out.

WWE started catering to the younger audience over the last few years because they realized that they were able to generate more money with companies that had a younger demographics for their products.

Hence, the PG era is here to stay.


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