Jim Ross Blog: Will WWE Drop PG Rating?, Lesnar/Punk Prediction, SD!

Posted by Matt Boone August 5, 2013 3 Comments

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of his website on Sunday afternoon. Below are some highlights from his latest entry:

On Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown: “Thought Friday night Smackdown was a really solid wrestling show highlighted by Punk vs. Fandango in what I thought was Fandango’s best outing and the Triple Threat match featuring Orton, Christian and RVD. I’m a much bigger fan of a wrestler earning a title opportunity than being granted, willed, decreed, etc a championship match. Yeah, I’m old school. Alex Riley did a really nice job in filling in for the mountain climbing JBL Friday night. Alex has done some commentary down in NXt and I’ve enjoyed working with him there. Riley is a bright young man who has a viable future in WWE and is the son of talentd broacdater Kevin Kiley.”

On CM Punk’s matches: “Does @CMPunk EVER have a bad match? I don’t recall one.”

On if WWE will ever drop the PG rating and go back to TV-14: “You asked…I do not feel that WWE will or do they need to go back to TV14 ratings for their broadcasts. There are lots of reasons but one is simple….advertisers do not covet spending big money on prime time, TV14 rated shows as much as they do PG programming. Plus, the talent, and not the TV rating, made the Attitude Era so successful. Cursing, foul language, edgy gestures, ect did not draw ratings and set WWE on fire but instead it was the talents who brought intensity and created a competitive nature in the locker room where several Type A personalities ‘needed’ to be the top star.”

On his pick for the Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk match: “You asked…Punk vs. Brock prediction at Summer Slam….I love this match and will be in LA to see it live and I think that Lesnar wins thanks to a little diversion from Happy Heyman aka @HeymanHustle. I do feel that this will be a compellingly physical contest between two alpha males who don’t’ enjoy not having the top billing. This match will be challenging to follow. The key to Punk winning, however, may be is feet. More on that soon.”

Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.

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    • P.P. Johnny

      P.P Johnny feels the WWE should return to a TV14 rating. A edgier show would mean higher ratings thus higher ratings = more consumers watching & advertisers will flock to buy time on a high ratings show.

    • Bam Bam

      No WWE is a PG show cause Vince’s wife wants to run for political office and she has failed twice and might try again. The talent did bring big ratings in the Attitude Era but so did the storylines and characters. If it was TV-14 I think the characters and storylines would be better IMO. Of course WWE doesn’t pay me to think cause they don’t pay me at all but I’d rather see characters like Val Venis than Fandango. Also wish John Cena would go back to his rapper gimmick I was a fan of his until he turned to this boy scout guy he tries to be now.

    • bone cold steve asstin

      this is bs jim ross … that is exactly what made the attitude era work

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