It’s an interesting time to be a wrestling fan, as there’s a lot going on right now and today Vince McMahon spoke about WWE’s new direction during the Second Quarter Earnings Report Conference Call.
Vince noted that the WWE product will be getting edgier, but WWE shows will remain PG.
“We’re gonna be a bit edgier, but still remain in the PG environment. We won’t come anywhere close to going into another level. That will be something we do in terms of the direction of content, more controversy, and better storylines. At the same time, we’re not going to go back to the Attitude Era. We’re not gonna do blood and guts, such as being done on perhaps a new potential competitor. We’re not going to go back to that gory crap that we graduated from. It’s a more sophisticated product.”
Vince McMahon also addressed AEW without mentioning the company directly by name, and he said competition is good for everyone.
“As far as competition is concerned, the old adage is ‘competition is good for everyone,’ I think that’s generally the case. We’re hoping that, to the extent that they are competition, they don’t continue with blood and guts and gory things that they have been doing, which would be bad. I can’t imagine, I can’t speak for TNT, but I can’t imagine they would put up with that.”
It was announced earlier this week that AEW’s weekly TV series will premiere on TNT on Wednesday, October 2. WWE is reportedly already discussing plans to counter program the show.
[…] Vince McMahon recently talked about AEW possibly becoming competition for WWE during the Second Quarter Earnings Report Conference Call, and McMahon specifically mentioned “blood and guts” as something he doesn’t think TNT would put up with. […]