A Hulu rep sent a customer the following statement in response to a request for more information regarding why RAW is cut down to ninety minutes on the service. Hulu is currently airing SmackDown, NXT and Superstars in their entirety, but RAW (which has never been available in its entirety via the likes of YouTube or Hulu) is shortened considerably. The Hulu rep sent the following:
“Thanks for writing. I’m very sorry for any confusion regarding the availability of the full version of WWE Monday Night Raw. Unfortunately, at this time we only have the rights to stream the 90 minute version. I know it’s frustrating to discover that the full episodes aren’t available on Hulu.com as you expected.
Our goal is to bring and keep as many videos on our service as possible. However, content availability and retention depend on several factors, including streaming clearances granted by our content providers. We’re working hard to bring full episodes of WWE Monday Night Smackdown to the site and apologize for the inconvenience. Let me know if there are any more questions I can answer for you.”