Tonight's WORNo reason these shows should go over 4 hours unless it's WM.
They're not NJPW, they don't have the talent that New Japan has to go 5 and they're trying to limit themselves to 4 hours.
New Japan can go 5 because they have those awesome main events, these guys don't.
3 hours optimum and you can go 4 for a Royal Rumble. I wouldn't go 4 for a regular PPV. They're so insistent on these long shows that by the end of the show people are tired, they're not reacting to the big matches the way they should, it makes for a show that drags. There's so many problems with long shows and yet they keep doing it.
There's no sign of any change, shows are going longer rather than shorter.
After every one of these shows, the big thing after these shows is 'god that show was long'.
The other thing is that they do that 2 and half hour show on Saturday night which is always great and everyone says it's great. One of the reasons everyone says it's great is when you're ready for the say to end - it ends. 2 and half hrs in and you get 5 great matches, maybe 4. You're satisfied, you're happy and then the next day you're exhausted. Wrestling isn't meant to exhaust you, it's meant to entertain you.