The PG era of WWE Raw may be coming to an end.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men podcast initially reported on Thursday that Raw will be moving from a TV-PG rating to TV-14 beginning with next Monday's episode. Zarian updated his report later with new information.
"There was a memo within USA Network that went out this morning regarding WWE Raw changing to TV-14 on July 18th. Apparently that was sent out prematurely and the day was not finalized," Zarian tweeted.
"This is a wild situation. There’s a lot happening behind the scenes WWE Raw won’t be going to TV-14 on July 18th but still in consideration for a later date," Zarian wrote.
WWE Raw first moved from TV-PG to a TV-14 rating in 1997. The program then shifted back to TV-PG beginning in July of 2008. WWE SmackDown has been rated TV-PG since its first episode on August 26, 1999.
The TV Parental Guidelines describe a TV-14 program as one that "contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age." While a TV-PG rating is given for a program that "contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children."
Monday's edition of WWE Raw will take place from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.