WWE’s product as of late has gotten stale and so the company has been trying everything they can in order to help with the dwindling ratings. They also have major competition from AEW that makes the situation all the more pressing.
The third hour of Raw as of late has gone through changes. WWE has been experimenting with the lighting in order to give a more grittier feel.
While speaking to ComicBook.com, Mick Foley talked about the direction WWE is taking for the third hour of RAW. The company wants to do something that will keep the fans engaged. Hence it feels like WWE is trying something new.
“The idea is that the third hour is going to get rougher, wilder, and more unpredictable. When I was GM, I knew that people were breaking towards the SmackDown show because it was the darling of the Internet.”
“The idea was ‘why don’t you try [having] a third hour.’ It was like a giant albatross around your neck. The third hour is really difficult. I think it’s an idea to have the third hour more unpredictable and more like the Attitude Era.”
We will get to know in good time whether WWE’s attempts at making the third hour more interesting will result in better ratings.