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5 Signs WWE is shifting towards edgier content

ANALYST
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04 Dec 2019, 11:21 IST

Is WWE starting to make its product edgier?
Is WWE starting to make its product edgier?

There's something different about WWE. It almost feels as if the company has started to shed its family friendly exterior to slightly reveal itself as the mature content juggernaut that it once was. Of course that doesn't mean every moment of WWE programming has recveived this makeover, but there seems to be more of a focus on edgier content than there has been in quite some time.

In fact, WWE seems to be incorporating certain parts of the Ruthless Aggression era, the Attitude Era, and the PG Era all into one big soup of thrilling content. The best part of all this is that it allows WWE to satisfy every demographic of their fanbase without outright catering to a specific group.

The adults can get into the brutality aspect, teenagers can get into the relationship drama, and younger fans still have superheroes they can believe in. If nothing else, WWE is trying to push its content to several diverse groups of people and is intertwining everything almost seamlessly.

With that stated and WWE seeming to move towards edgier content, here are five big reasons why. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to tell us if you think this is what WWE is going for.


#5 Dirty language

WWE allowing Superstars to curse more has made things more interesting.
WWE allowing Superstars to curse more has made things more interesting.

Although not every single minute of airtime should be filled with unsavory language, it certainly go a long way in making the product feel more realistic when done sparingly and at the right time. Fortunately for the WWE Universe, Superstars have been dropping (the less offensive) four letter words a lot lately and it has resulted in some pretty large pops from fans.

From Kevin Owens calling Seth Rollins's apology bullcrap, to Becky Lynch claiming that her metaphorical testicles would be bigger than Baron Corbin's, the company has gone out of it's way to start peppering in some dirty language again. This direction has been moving forward for quite a bit of time now, because they know it will get a cheap pop and will give people Attitude Era nostalgia; the point is to get ratings

In the end, WWE isn't pushing racy content on a constant basis, so this is almost a subtle change that the company has made to the overall product.


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