WWE News: Stephanie McMahon Comments on Raw Moving to 3 Hours

Chris Humphrey@@_CBH_Correspondent IMay 21, 2012

Last week, the WWE announced that Raw will be expanding from their traditional two-hour block on Monday nights to three hours on July 23 in celebration of their 1000th episode.

Throughout the nearly two-decade run of Raw, the McMahon family, most notably Stephanie, has played numerous roles on the show from originally being a damsel in distress to an authority figure as general manager of the program.

In an interview with IGN.com, the current Executive Vice President of creative for the WWE made her opinion known about the company’s flagship program going to their new three-hour timeslot in July.

"It's going to be the first-ever regularly scheduled three-hour program on television and I think we've got a pretty good handle on it thus far! You know, we do a three hour show called a Pay-Per-View almost every month and Monday Night RAW, we've done three hours before, so we feel great about it."

With the whole angle of the fans being in control of what happens on the show, it seems as though the WWE is planning on making Raw a weekly edition of their former pay-per-views, Cyber Sunday and Taboo Tuesday, to engage the fans watching from home.

Even though some claim this is a horrible move by the WWE, the addition of the new fan interaction in the program will keep Raw from becoming stagnant with boring storylines and end up having the show return to the current two-hour timeslot.

As I mentioned in previous articles about the move from two to three hours for Raw, do you think the WWE will find success in their latest venture with their flagship program or will it quickly blow up in their collective faces?


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