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WWE Raw TV-14 rating on USA Network not finalized

The program has been rated TV-PG since 2008.

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.