Wrestling is getting ready to take on its biggest enemy… in a no-holds-barred steel cage match.
They're about to take on political correctness!
Fans have grumbled that the once-edgy WWE has lost its hardcore touch they once loved. Instead, it's gotten softer than a marshmallow, with tamer storylines and careful dialogue that's been workshopped by a roomful of Hollywood-trained writers until it offends absolutely no one.
But that might be about to end as the organization prepares to take one of its signature shows to a TV network that hasn't been afraid to embrace a little edge.
They're moving one of its signature shows, "SmackDown Live," to Fox Sports starting this autumn in a five-year deal worth more than a billion smackers.
And a new report on the wrestling site Rajah.com finds the network wants to get the most out of its money.