(Photo : Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – A basic view of the WWE Monday Night Raw present on the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Nick Khan revealed discussions a couple of potential change within the firm’s flagship weekly program, Monday Night Raw.
At J.P. Morgan’s 51st Annual Technology, Media & Communications Conference, Khan mentioned they intend to maintain the present’s three-hour runtime.
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WWE Plans Content Changes in Raw’s Third Hour
The chief govt added that the corporate is discussing making Raw’s third hour “more adult.”
The firm peaked in recognition amongst popular culture throughout its Attitude Era from the late Nineties to the early 2000s. WWE programming usually confirmed adult-themed content material throughout this time.
The skilled wrestling promotion completely modified Raw’s runtime to 3 hours because it aired its one thousandth episode on July 23, 2012.
The three-hour format was once reserved for particular episodes, with common Raw episodes lasting solely two hours prior.
WWE has tried to rejuvenate the third hour of Raw up to now, which usually suffers from a drop in score in comparison with the primary two hours.
In 2019, they tried to vary the look of the ultimate hour of the Monday night time present, with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley saying that it could develop into “downright mean and nasty” and a “little bit soiled, as per Wrestling Inc.
Many followers and other people within the enterprise have criticized the present’s size, together with former WWE Universal champion Seth Rollins stating that two hours is the right quantity for the weekly present, whereas three hours is “obnoxiously long.”
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