I had the kiddo's over last Monday Night and we watched Raw, but much to my chagrin, it turned into one of those "Don't tell your mom we watched this" episodes. We had the bloody beat down with Brock Lesnar and Triple H, a guy telling everyone he was God, some extremist right wing politics, and overall just a much more serious, violent program than what I seen when I first started watching again this time last year.
This, and I notice a lot of the movies that WWE is advertising are targeted towards the adult demographic, as opposed to something you can take the whole family to go see. Movies about kidnappings and Dead Man Down etc.
While this isn't something I would watch with the kiddo's, this is definitely something I'm happy to see happening with the WWE. This doesn't mean the Attitude Era is returning, and this isn't one of those threads. Just because WWE is shifting over to more emphasis on the 18-35 year old demographic doesn't mean we're going to see Attitude 2.0.
Also this is something I've seen gradually happen ever since CM Punk's heel turn on Raw 1000. I've posted it elsewhere, but it really reminds me of the transition WWE went through in 1997.
This has been the first full year of WWE I've kept up with since 99-00, so this may just be something they do around WrestleMania time every year. Has anyone else noticed this though? Has the WWE become much more edgy since Raw 1000, or is it just me?