John Cena just tweeted the following message regarding a major change to WWE’s flagship Monday night show:
“STARTING Monday Night July 23 @USA_NETWORK WILL BE ADDING A 3RD HOUR TO @WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – PERMANENTLY. #3hourRaw”
The July 23rd show will be RAW’s 1,000th episode.
The announcement of RAW moving to 3-hours every week is now on WWE.com as well.
It was recently reported that WWE’s weekly RAW tapings would be starting close to an hour earlier – and this news explains why. No word yet on whether the extra hour will be the rumored RAW pre-show.