Fanhouse.com interviewed TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles where he talks about if TNA would ever possibly shift its current product more towards kids.
“Well, I’m hoping we slow down on the whole blood thing. You know, it was what it was, and I think that we’ve gotten past that. I think we’re going to have to slow down on that stuff, and I think we are, it’s not that big of a deal. And I monitor what my kids watch, I’m not going to let them watch anything too gruesome or too stupid. So some things, I wouldn’t let them watch because it’s pro wrestling, and it’s geared toward the 18-to-30-something-year-old guy, so I have to make sure that we’ll [as parents] watch it first. We’re gonna watch it because my kids love wrestling, they love it, especially my 3-year-old.
I would hope that we actually gear a little bit toward those kids, because whether we like it or not, they are our fanbase. I just think that the 18-to-30-whatever-year-old has slowed down on watching it, they’re probably watching more UFC and stuff like that at this point. But there are always going to be kids that watch wrestling. I think we’ve got to cater to the kids. You don’t want it to get too silly, because we still want whatever adults to watch it, but the kids are our foundation. They’re going to always watch wrestling.
Like I said, we make toys for a reason, WWE makes toys for a reason. Even when they were definitely geared toward that adult rating, they were still making toys. The kids are our foundation.”