WWE used to offer more edgy content during the early 90s, which was known as the Attitude Era. Eventually, the company did away with the TV-14 rating and has been producing TV-PG content since 2008. The company wanted to be more family-oriented and appeal to a wider demographic.
However, with a recent turn to more mature content, fans have been hopeful WWE could be going back to TV-14. AJ Styles certainly has something to say regarding this.
During his Twitch stream, AJ Styles explained that WWE will likely never go back to their Attitude Era days. The general culture of the world has changed significantly since then and there are many people who are very sensitive and get offended easily. Due to this, the company will not be producing edgy content.
“There was a time where obviously the Attitude Era was definitely a lot raunchier, and I know it did better ratings-wise. But that’s tough, that’s tough for me that has 4 kids, you know, and them watching us do certain stuff. And you can get away with a lot more back then that you’ll never, ever get away with again. This world has changed completely since then. There’s a lot more sensitive people out there, so the fact is that you’re going to get away with hardly anything.“Hey, it sounds like SmackDown is moved to TV-14, so I don’t know what that consists of, but I guess we’re trying to get a little edgier. But still though, it’s tough because you wish you could say certain things that you didn’t think would bother people, but it seems like everything bothers someone to a certain degree. So, you have to watch and be clear with everything you say.”