Get your watches fixed. WWE has a lot of television to fill every single week and that can create more than a few problems. This includes finding something to do with the time every week, which is a little more difficult than it might seem. Monday Night Raw runs three hours a week and sometimes the planned schedule might not even work out, which was the case this time.

According to, the opening segment of this week’s Monday Night Raw ran eight to ten minutes longer than originally planned. There is no word on what caused the segment to run as long as expected. As a result, various parts of the show had to be changed around to make up for the time difference, though the main event went on as originally planned.

The opening segment of the show was built around MizTV, with Miz and John Morrison talking about Miz being attacked by zombies at WrestleMania Backlash. After Morrison talked about the various precautions he had taken against Miz, Rhea Ripley and Charlotte came to the ring. They were ultimately interrupted by Nikki Cross, who was put into a match against Charlotte with a two minute time limit. The match ended in a two minute draw, which was treated as a win for Cross.

It was a busy night. Check out the opening segment plus some more of the show:

Nikki Cross issues a challenge to Charlotte Flair on “Miz TV”: Raw, May 31, 2021

Shelton Benjamin vs. Cedric Alexander: Raw, May 31, 2021

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that should be relatively easy to control but something similar is going to happen occasionally. The opening segment did feel long and there were a few pieces which seemed to go on longer than needed. Thankfully it did not seem to make a huge difference later on in the show, though a few matches and segments came off like they had been trimmed.

What did you think of the opening segment? What needed more time on the show? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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