Cutting Raw's length in half would help the product a lot.
Unfortunately I can only buy that in theory. And it's definitely not how they try and promote/sell the PPVs anymore.In theory, Raw gives more time to hype the matches and feature the entire roster, where PPVs are the cream of the crop and only the best make it on the show.
Yep, same here. In theory, they should have time building an event but also utilizing the majority of the roster - Not every feud/happening has to be settled on a PPV match when you have 20 hours of other programming a month - but they don't, which is why Raw's current structure of opening 20 minute promo, interrupted by someone who has first match after a break, backstage segment, random match, 6 man, divas, backstage, announcers, hype packing, back to that first set, rinse repeat.Unfortunately I can only buy that in theory. And it's definitely not how they try and promote/sell the PPVs anymore.
Ultimately, I think it's another component to factor in when it comes to the formatting issues which plague the modern-day product.
This isn't true in the modern era. I made a thread about this actually, as there's an obvious disconnect between Vince talking about sports entertainment (which is what we need) and the fact that Raw is actually a wrestling show. There's always 2 if not 3 20 minute matches, several title matches and so on. What let's Raw down is that these matches need to be ppv and that we need more wildy violent, crazy, funny back stage segments/brawls etc.Vince needs more time to torture us with the crappy RAWs and less time to reward us with some actual quality wrestling on the PPVs. Sports Entertainment baby.