WWE released their second quarter financial records today, and held a conference call speaking on a variety of topics pertaining to company business.
Vince McMahon addressed reports on the company moving towards a more edgier product, and did speak on “competition”, referring to All Elite Wrestling.
McMahon On WWE’s Edgier Direction
We’re gonna be a bit edgier, but still remain in the PG environment. We won’t come anywhere close to going into another level. That will be something we do in terms of the direction of content, more controversy, and better storylines. At the same time, we’re not going to go back to the Attitude Era. We’re not gonna do blood and guts, such as being done on perhaps a new potential competitor. We’re not going to go back to that gory crap that we graduated from. It’s a more sophisticated product… As far as competition is concerned, the old adage is “competition is good for everyone,” I think that’s generally the case.
McMahon On All Elite Wrestling
We’re hoping that, to the extent that they are competition, they don’t continue with blood and guts and gory things that they have been doing, which would be bad. I can’t imagine, I can’t speak for TNT, but I can’t imagine they would put up with that.
Full audio from the conference call can be heard below.
Quotes courtesy of Uproxx