As Triple H begins to put his own stamp on WWE, Kevin Nash has claimed there is one problem that the new Head of Creative won’t be able to fix.
Despite being in the job for less than two weeks, Triple H has already begun to ring the changes on television and in the creative department.
Previously underutilised WWE Superstars such as Mustafa Ali and particularly Ciampa have been given an opportunity to shine, while previously ‘banned words’ are no longer considered taboo. It has been reported that talents are now afforded more freedom in the ring, and in promo segments, on top of commentary being far less structured and rigid.
On top of this, The Game has also brought back previously released stars Dakota Kai, Karrion Kross and Scarlett, all of whom be worked with in NXT. Former NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai (Iyo Sky) has also been moved to the main roster.
However, speaking on his Kilq This podcast, via Raj Giri, Kevin Nash revealed that he believes there is one problem that his long-time friend won’t be able to do anything about. The WWE Hall of Famer pointed to the three-hour run time of Monday Night Raw as something which is creatively holding WWE back. Nash added that he felt the move to three-hours hastened the demise of WCW Monday Nitro in January 1998.
“I think one of the problems is that RAW is 3 hours long. I thought that was the demise of Nitro was when we went 3 hours. 3 hours is too long, it’s like asking your fanbase every Monday to fu****g watch Titanic or Avatar,”
Monday Night Raw made the permanent switch to three hours in July 2012, having previously been incredibly successful as a two-hour show from February 1997.