Seth Rollins: “I think a three-hour show is just obnoxiously long every week”

Apr 8, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

“I think a three-hour show is just obnoxiously long every week. Everything gets stretched out, you know, and you’ve got to cram – you got to fill three hours of television, there’s just nothing to be done. You know, that’s just how it is. So I think two hours is a beautiful kind of number for a pro wrestling show. And I think it’s easier to make everything mean a little bit more. You know, on SmackDown when I was there last year, I hardly ever wrestled on television and so it was kind of a big deal.

You look at Roman, he hardly ever wrestles on television, I think maybe a handful of times in the last year. So when he has matches at these pay-per-views, they feel like big deals and on RAW I’ve wrestled in like 26 five-star matches in the last two months. It’s just been wild the amount of actual wrestling that I have to do and I’d love to avoid that but it is what it is. I like the fact that I get a lot more screen time on Mondays because you have the extra hour but yeah it’s a apples to oranges type thing. I do think three hours is just a lot to ask every week of a viewer.”

(credit: SI Media Podcast via for the transcription)

One Response

  1. What? says:

    To be fair, once you take out the recaps of last week’s Raw, last week’s Smackdown, last month’s Raw, the things you literally just watched in the last hour of that same Raw, and half of the pre-recorded “backstage” segments, you’re probably down to around two hours anyway. At least Raw doesn’t usually have a 20-minute Roman Reigns entrance to work around every week whether he wrestles or not.

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