WWE RAW switched to a three-hour format from the 1000th episode of RAW on July 23rd, 2012. Since then, a lot of fans have expressed their unhappiness about the show being too long. However, the company has no intention of going back to the two-hour format.
On Tuesday, WWE CEO Nick Khan appeared at the JPMorgan Global TMT Teleconference event, where he stated that WWE is considering moving to a three-hour format for SmackDown.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics tweeted what Khan said at the event.
Nick Khan said, “We’re still open to a third hour for Smackdown.”
He talked up Amazon. He said Smackdown as well as Raw “can go on any night of the week.”
Nick Khan said, "We're still open to a third hour for Smackdown."— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 23, 2023
He talked up Amazon. He said Smackdown as well as Raw "can go on any night of the week."
Nick Khan also stated that the company won’t change WWE RAW’s three-hour format. Khan added that they are in talks to shift the third hour of RAW to TV-14.
Nick Khan at JPMorgan TMT now: “Raw is 3 hours. We don’t anticipate that changing.” They’re in discussions about what to do with the 10-11pm hour, whether to make it more “adult”.
Nick Khan at JPMorgan TMT now: "Raw is 3 hours. We don't anticipate that changing." They're in discussions about what to do with the 10-11pm hour, whether to make it more "adult".— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 23, 2023
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