Just in case we didn’t get enough material yet. WWE has a lot of content. Like, a lot of content. Between Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, 205 Live, NXT and NXT UK (which leaves out some shows), you have eight hours of television in a week, not counting the occasional pay per view. With that much content, of course there’s room to add even more onto the schedule right?
WWE held its annual conference call this afternoon and according to Tony Maglio of The Wrap, during the call, Co-President of the company George Barrios mentioned that WWE was planning to monetize “six hours of content” a week. While there is a possibility that this is referring to NXT or another show, it is very possible that this is a suggesting that SmackDown Live is going to be expanding to three hours. There have been rumors that SmackDown Live will be expanding when it moves to FOX this October.
OK, so we know #RAW is three…
— Tony Maglio (@TonyMaglio) April 25, 2019
You know, because this went well. Check out the initial announcement of Monday Night Raw expanding to three hours:
Opinion: You know this is coming and there’s no getting around it. WWE loves nothing more than to keep pumping out content because people keep watching their shows. Having three hours of network advertising money is a good thing for the company and there is no reason for them not to run with it. I’m not remotely surprised, though I am rather annoyed that it’s going to happen.
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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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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