In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, former WWE commentator turned ESPN personality Jonathan Coachman offered his opinion on why WWE Monday Night RAW should return to being a two-hour show.
“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. 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. 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.”
The interview is available in full at this link.