Jim Ross has discussed the future of AEW TV, and whether or not he sees Rampage being extended to two hours.
Speaking on his Grillin JR podcast, Ross argued that two hours is the longest a weekly wrestling show should be. Believing there’s still a place for 60-minute cards, Ross noted that he doesn’t think AEW President Tony Khan has any plans to change the format of Rampage:
“That one hour show on Friday night seems like it flies by. I think that the one-hour format still has its place. Two would be my absolute limit unless you’re doing a PPV where people are paying more, and you get more on a PPV. I think the one-hour thing still works. I don’t see Rampage going to two hours.
“I don’t see any of Tony Khan’s over the air content ever going to three hours. Who the hell knows for sure, but I would be surprised if that ever happened. I think we’ve all learned good lessons about these three hour RAWs. It’s not done for artistic benefit. It’s done for the money. USA is paying a lot more money for that third hour of prime time television that’s live every week, but to me, it’s a little bit long.”
The beginning of this Friday’s episode of Rampage will clash with the final 30 minutes of the upcoming ‘supersized’ edition of SmackDown. Tony Khan has also announced a Buy In special that will air on YouTube before Rampage, also set to clash with SmackDown.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.Co.