• Backstage News On Which WWE Official Canceled The Decision Of RAW Moving Back To The TV-14 Rating
In July, reports came out that WWE RAW was moving back to the TV-14 rating after being TV-PG for 14 years.
However, that’s not the case anymore.
According to PWInsider, WWE Officials have decided not to make any change for now:
“While there was smoke to the fire at the time, that is no longer the case.
We have learned from multiple sources that there are no current plans to change the company’s TV ratings for their weekly series.”
In an update, Wrestling Observer is reporting that this decision was made by WWE co-CEO Stephanie McMahon:
“That’s not gonna happen now yet. That was one of the new things. Andrew (Zarian) knows the whole story but there were memos and everything. I mean it was planned.
It’s the new regime… Stephanie instead of Vince. You know Vince was considering it. Stephanie’s thing is… we don’t need it. And they don’t.
Before when things were down, things were declining, you kind of go what can we do to reverse the decline. When things are going up and haven’t done it, you don’t have to go like, ‘Hey, you know, we got to come up with some ideas to make things go up. And they’re doing swearing so maybe we got to do that one now. AEW is not going up and we are going up.’
So why do we need to fight them on their own. To do what they did, that stopped working. The trajectory of everything, it’s kind of like…Yeah, that’s probably a decision we shouldn’t make right now. So they didn’t.
I actually congratulate them for reversing course based on analyzing what’s happened in the last four months.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 28, 1994) – WCW Clash Of The Champions 28
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 28, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Clash Of The Champions 28’ LIVE on TBS from the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The main event of the show featured the Rematch of the legendary ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1994’ main event title match between Hulk Hogan and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Only the roles were now reversed and Hogan was the new champion, while Flair was the number one contender.
The results can be found here:
The Nasty Boys defeated Pretty Wonderful
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin (c)
Dusty Rhodes & Dustin Rhodes defeated Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck by DQ
Antonio Inoki defeated Lord Steven Regal
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan (c) via count-out