As reported before, in recent times RAW has found itself subjected to rushed scripting changes and frequent rewrites on the day of the show, as the promotion's beleaguered scribes attempt to appease increasingly demanding and difficult-to-please WWE owner Vince McMahon.
It practically goes without saying that this method of doing things led to a disjointed and erratic television show, which has the strong, pervasive feeling of something haphazardly thrown together at the last minute (which, let's face it, is what it usually is).
Interestingly, in this week's (subscribers-only) F4W Newsletter, Bryan Alvarez notes that McMahon has, ironically, grown frustrated with the thrown-together-at-the-last-minute nature of the RAW product.
According to a source in WWE, Vince McMahon is getting tired of multiple and last-minute booking changes. McMahon, last in the chain of command, regularly demands partial or full re-writes of the Raw script on Mondays. At one point last month a Raw script was not completed until after Raw had gone live.
Assuming Vince sticks to this new line of thinking and refrains from asking for more frenzied rewrites right before RAW goes on the air, this can only be seen as a positive. Indeed, Alvarez's anecdote about the disordered episode of RAW that went on the air without a finished script sounds scarily like something out of the heyday of Nitro, WCW's doomed flagship show.