Belief that the “PG Era” of WWE has officially come to an end

According to Dave Meltzer of, it was said to him that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s recent promos and Paul Heyman’s 2024 Hall of Fame speech are considered to be the official end of the WWE PG Era. Meltzer noted the following in regards to future creative plans…

“This isn’t to say that the TV shows will be changing. That is something talked about but no decision has been made, but I’m guessing a decision will be made at the end of the year when Raw goes to Netflix and NXT to CW, based on what those broadcasters want and also what sponsors will be comfortable with. So that will be determined months from now, but the attempts to keep things PG in the big picture which had been a big thing to the point of the memo being sent out about it several weeks back, such as in social media or in non-television shows, is now no longer the case.”

In recent weeks, WWE’s new direction has been referred to as both “The Renaissance Era” and “The Triple H Era.” As part of this new direction, WWE used blood on television last week on Smackdown for the angle with Kevin Owens being attacked by The Bloodline.