WWE Raw Just Got A Little Bit Shorter, Thank Goodness

Lewis Collier
November 9, 2018

WWE's flagship TV show, Monday Night Raw, has aired in a two hour and three hour format since its inception in the 1990's, and now, the show airs for three hours on USA Network.

This will be the first time since the 1990's that WWE has been given a hard time for its flagship show, with the company previously enjoying a soft end time, meaning the show could have overrun which it tends to do by around 15 minutes. However, those days may be done.

WWE Raw has always been on Monday Night unless there was another event like a dog show or presidential address. "We're told this will begin with next Monday's edition of Raw, and will continue for the foreseeable future. This is already the case for WWE Smackdown Live on Tuesday Nights".

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The move to end Raw's traditional overrun is something likely ordered by NBCUniversal and USA Network, however the exact reason why USA is scrapping the concept remains unknown.

But Bryan Alvarez asked Dave Meltzer during Wrestling Observer Radio about the idea that WWE was doing away with the overrun of Raw which is apparently something that is on the table. With Raw getting an overtime each week, WCW fans could flip over when Nitro finished and catch WWE's final segment.

USA Network signed Raw to a multi-million dollar deal, so there's no doubt that the network values WWE programming.

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