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Cena comments on WWE’s PG programming

comments made by John Cena during a Tribute to the Troops conference call…

“Our programming has changed so much over the years. I started in 2002 and our programming was more TV-14, edgy, anti-hero-based, conflict-hero-based. And, since then, I think our programming has made a turn for the better into more of a PG environment. All of our programming, platform-wise, is PG.”

The reason for that is simply because the people who attend our events. More families began to attend, more children began to attend. When you have those young and youthful eyes looking at you and you know you’re global, you tend to have choices to make. Me being portrayed as a good guy on our programming, it was an obvious choice. I wanted to do my best to use my television time to set a good example.”

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11 Responses

  1. jim says:

    Cena knows he wouldn’t be able to hang 15 yrs ago

  2. -J- says:

    were those “young and youthful eyes looking at you” when you were tonguing eve and aj and flaming the rock mrs cena?

  3. AJ Starr says:

    Jim, Cena would have been the most censored 15 years ago.

  4. Dragon says:

    BULL $#!% the only reason he loves it is cause its the only way he stays on top. ask almost any other superstar and they all long for the days of old. even in the past families went it. the switch to PG all had to do with lindas campaign.

  5. vicvenom says:

    Totally agree. After all, remember when we were in elementary school flipping off each other and then chopping at our groins? Totally, family entertainment at its finest.

    ….Christ I miss WCW (never thought I’d say that)

  6. Jay says:

    That is true in the aspect that i remember classmates who saw Stone Cold as a “hero” constantly got sent to the principal’s office because they were flipping the bird and doing other inappropriate superstar’s signature poses. it is wrestling after all so ppl should only complain if the in-ring action is bad, not if they dun get to see mideon running around in a thong.

  7. Motorhead says:

    i hate to be the one who brings this up, but the change to pg was a direct result of the benoit tragedy. People tend to forget that wwe was under a huge microscope and after much media backlash over continued blading and chair shots to the head and the overall glamourization, if you will, of hard-core violence the company was forced to change. Yes linda’s campaign had a small part to do with it, however wwe made the decision to keep self-inflicted political boners to a minimum. Since then when’s the last time wwe has been featured negetively on a main-stream media program? In fact the last time a drug-related wwe story was covered by cable news was way back when rey and orton were linked to the dirty doc in florida via sports illustrated. They should have been TOAST after benoit, but they pulled it back and turned it around and have pulled off one of the greatest PR and business combacks in history. Compare the stigma surrounding wm 24 and last years. Night and day.

  8. Motorhead says:

    It’s not perfect by any stretch, but it’s safer for the workers. And that, no matter what any of us think about pg, is a good, good thing.

  9. Chunky Lover says:

    PG is wonderful

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