Former WWE employee, Jonathan Coachman recently appeared on the podcast Busted Open. In the interview, he said that he believes Monday Night Raw should return to a two-hour format, as the three-hour format overexposes talent, and cutting out an hour would help fix the problem.
“When they decided to go to three hours, now you’re stretching out a bunch of really good talent, maybe using them twice in a show instead of… back when I started, there was The Rock, and Stone Cold, and The Undertaker, and Triple H, and all these big-time stars,” he said. “Guess how many times you saw them in a show, guys. Once and maybe twice if you had an interview and then a main event match, but that’s it, so you were in wait. You were anticipating, ‘man, when I see The Rock, I’d better be tuned in. I’d better be ready.’ And if you could see a guy two or three times, then you’re like, ‘well, I’ll catch him in an hour or two hours later.’
He went on to say, “I think it’s a mistake to do three hours. I think if you go back to two hours, and again, it’s easier said than done because there is a lot of money involved, there [are] TV contracts involved, and I get it. And I know why USA [Network] wants to do it. But for me, for the ability to do the best show possible, I would do two hours on Monday night, then SmackDown Live on Tuesday night.”