WWE Monday Night Raw Old School: The Death of the PG Era?

John KindelanAnalyst IIINovember 15, 2010

The Monday Night Raw three-hour special has begun, and it is old school tonight: Mean Gene Oakerland is starting the show with an interview with Cowboy Bob Orton!

The Red, White and Blue Ropes are back along with the old WWF logos, and referees are donning the blue shirts and black bow ties. We are back in the 80s ladies and gentlemen.

I saw comments on other articles about hopefully bringing back JR to do commentary, but those were clearly made by you youngsters who don't know the greatness that was the ring announcing team of Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Vince McMahon. When I saw Cole in Vince's old jacket but no Jesse "The Body," I was greatly disappointed.

We've had Dolph Ziggler defend the Intercontinental Title against Mark Henry, who came out to his Sexual Chocolate ring music, they aired his old video and he was wearing his own ring attire. Are we going with Sexual Chocolate because it's old school or because we're in Hershey PA? Either way, the name Sexual Chocolate is definitely not PG.

And now a tag team match?! Clearly we are going old school. Sadly Nexus is still a part of the show, and we have to watch Justin "Peter" Gabriel and the girl from Wendy's in a match.

Tonight's show could be a huge game-changer: We could see a return to less of a PG era. It's possible that the entire PG path that the WWE has taken on Monday Nights may have been planned for the past couple of years based upon Linda McMahon running for political office. They may have planned to clean up the programming to allow for an easier election process.

But now that the election is over and Linda did not walk away the winner, maybe we can slip away from this overly PG show. What better way to get back to the way things used to be than by doing it on a thee-hour special?