WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle took part in a Q&A session on his Facebook page where he talked about a wide range of topics.
During the Q&A, he was asked whether WWE lost a bit of the “it factor” that made Superstars and performers seem larger than life or a bit more entertaining with the loss of kayfabe or the PG era.
Angle defended WWE’s move to PG programming as he thinks it’s good for wrestling. He elaborated as seen below:
“I think the PG Era is good for wrestling. I understand that we had more creative control over our characters before PG, but the fact that the PG Era came around has helped the wrestlers stay healthier. Drug tests, physicals, doctors, trainers, have become important to taking care of the health of superstars.
The attitude era was special, but the wrestlers did not have the benefits of what these superstars have today. PG Era needed to happen. Plus the fact that WWE is marketing to families instead of young adults.”
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon made the decision to move its programming from TV-14 to PG in order to appeal to sponsors in 2008.
Angle also talked about cinematic matches, his storyline with Jason Jordan, WrestleMania, and more. Check out the full Q&A here.