Just as a matter of curiosity, if anyone here worked at the top level management for the WWE (both with creative and with the actual business side of things), what would you do differently and why? Personally I would reduce RAW to a two hour show.
You have all been such a great help so far and I really do appreciate it.
You're only looking at it from the creative side. The third hour of Raw brings them enough money to warrant the extra toll it takes creatively. I don't honestly think that the quality of their content would get any better if Raw was shorter. It would just mean we have to waste less time watching it. Its not like Raw is bad because the writers are spending too much time focusing on the low/mid card stories and not enough time on the main event stuff. Raw is bad because creative/Vince are doing a terrible job.
What I would suggest would be to create multiple teams of writers that focus on different segments of the show. You have your main event/top program writers, your low/mid card writers, your divas writers, etc. That way every team has adequate time to focus on their respective stories and aren't all stretched too thin. I would also make sure that each team has a story/character continuity person who keeps track of stories and characters. That way all their stories make logical sense and follow continuity. Same with characters. It would make sure a character never does/say something that doesn't fit. It would just make the show overall more cohesive.