WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated his blog this Sunday, and answered several fan questions about a potential WWE return to the TV-14 rating, and an exhausted WWE crew following last week's world tour.
The talent put on a lot of miles in the last week, flying to Australia, then to China and South Africa and still managed to make it back in time for Raw tonight in Green Bay, WI.
"When those sitting on the sidelines seemingly over analyze some of what they see on RAW or Smackdown TV this week, remember how many miles the crew traveled to get to work for Monday night's show. Tired or not, I'm confident that no one will phone anything in which is admirable & certainly wouldn't happen in 'Hollywood' but is more likely in a locker room loaded with legit athletes. Real athletes know how to dig deep in the 4th quarter."
"I do not feel that WWE will or do they need to go back to TV14 ratings for their broadcasts. There are lots of reasons but one is simple….advertisers do not covet spending big money on prime time, TV14 rated shows as much as they do PG programming. Plus, the talent, and not the TV rating, made the Attitude Era so successful. Cursing, foul language, edgy gestures, ect did not draw ratings and set WWE on fire but instead it was the talents who brought intensity and created a competitive nature in the locker room where several Type A personalities 'needed' to be the top star."
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