All good things must come to an end.
According to a report from Fightful, Monday Night Raw will no longer use overruns as a a part of its weekly broadcast. Beginning with next week’s show, on November 12, Raw will end exactly at 11:00 PM EST/10:00 PM CST and will continue to do this for the foreseeable future.
Last week’s show ended with Kurt Angle competing on Raw for the first time in over a decade. You can see a clip of that match below:
Raw’s overrun has been a staple of the show for years and it having it in place gave WWE flexibility on the show if a segment throughout the show happened to run long. It is being reported that the USA Network is responsible for making this change.
Smackdown Live already does this, as their show ends at 10:00 PM EST/9:00 PM CST each Tuesday night.
I understand why USA is doing this, as it helps keep a strict television schedule for the general public. However, the overrun is what made you always tune in for the final segment of Raw; you never knew when it was going to end exactly. There would always be a possibility of a swerve at the end of the night that you didn’t see coming.
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