• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (July 22, 2004) – Vince McMahon Fires Kurt Angle
On this day in 2004, during an episode of WWE SmackDown!, Vince McMahon fired General Manager Kurt Angle, who was caught faking an injury.
This memorable segment can be watched below:
• WWE Became PG 10 Years Ago Today – 5 Non PG Things They Have Done Since Then
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 22, 2008, WWE announced that all its programming will be TV-PG and that this rating will be in effect from the following Monday.
Below is the statement that WWE issued on their website:
“WWE’s family programming has been deemed a PG television rating by their network distributors. World Wrestling Entertainment has been engaging families across all generations with their family programming for more than two decades, and will continue to do so for years to come with all the action on Raw, SmackDown and ECW.”
You can hear former WWE Champion Batista talking about WWE killing the business by going PG below:
With WWE going PG 10 years ago today, let’s take a look at 5 non-PG things that they have done since then (yes, we know there are a lot more):
1. Paige Licks Natalya
2. Lana ‘Wants’ Enzo Amore
3. Eva Marie’s Wardrobe Malfunction
4. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair – Hell In A Cell Match
While the brutality in this Hell in a Cell match was still PG, but Charlotte giving Sasha constant wedgies during the match and Sasha’s butt being visible almost the entire time wasn’t PG.
You can check it out below:
5. Brock Lesnar Shows The Middle Finger To The Undertaker