Save the most controversial slide to last.
Well, we can all speculate why WWE turned PG. Linda McMahon political campaign? Chris Benoit homicide? Well, Vince McMahon himself states it's because an MA rating turns sponsors away.
This is a true fact, but that's not the reason WWE wanted to turn PG. If it was, then they must've had no idea of all the PG sponsors WWE could get and deals with family friendly companies like Mattel who wouldn't want to be associated with a company that locks two men in a giant steel cage and records as they fight to a bloody pulp.
That's the reason I choose to believe that WWE saw an opportunity to clean up their programming for the sake of some lucrative sponsorship and business deals. Vince McMahon is a smart man.
So why are they right to stay PG? Because to be honest, I'm not one of these fans who pine for the Attitude era. It had its time and was fun to watch, but so is the WWE we have now. Also, what has WWE done to turn PG?
Banned chair shots to the head? Ohh no! Seriously though, that's a good thing.
I don't want to see any more superstars get concussions and have their lives ruined. No more swearing or nudity? That's juvenile, anyway. Besides, we still get the odd bit of swearing if that's what you care about. Just like in a PG film.
Also, I'm not a fan of the Divas being used as objects, but on the other hand at least back then they were being used.
No blood? I admit blood can add another level to a great match, and it does suck that a match sometimes has to stop so that trainers can stop the blood flow, but when you see a man with his face covered in blood like Ric Flair used t...still does—Triple H used to do it too and Shawn Michaels—it can make uncomfortable viewing.
As a kid it didn't bother me, but it did desensitize me to things like blood and gore that I'd later see in horror movies. Now is that good? For me, yes it was, but for somebody else, who knows? That's why I understand why WWE doesn't want kids to see blood anymore because pro wrestling isn't a bloodsport, simple as that.