Triple H spoke at length to Stone Cold Steve Austin last night in a podcast interview on the WWE Network.
Many subjects were broached between the two bonafide wrestling legends but one particular answer from HHH will have pricked the interest of WWE's hardcore fans - many of whom have become somewhat disillusioned with the current product.
Quizzing Triple H towards the end of the interview, Austin asked his peer what he wishes he could change about RAW.
Triple H responded with an honest admission - suggesting reigning in RAW to its previous two-hour segment would keep it fresh as well as making it easier from a creative point of view.
"I'd love it to be two hours," Triple H told Austin.
"The third hour of television is so exponentially harder to write I can't even describe (the process) to you."
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Raw first began airing for three hours back in 2012 to celebrate the show's 1,000th episode but the move has placed strains on writers and talent to keep a show relevant and appealing for such a length of time.
Many long-standing WWE fans have criticized the issue as one of the reasons WWE has struggled in recent times to produce high quality storylines. Finding an entire 60 minutes of action and promos is certainly a big ask that doesn't always have the pay off, leaving RAW feeling tired at times.
With criticism of Vince McMahon never too far away, Triple H's comments only further add pressure on the CEO with many hoping the NXT chief soon gets the nod to take charge of WWE's top shows.
Not his call
Triple H though admitted at present Vince holds all the cards:
"That's Vince's call," he replied to Austin when asked if it could ever go back to two hours.
"I try to avoid those meetings. I wish we could take more time for stories. I’m a slow burn guy. When you get the payoff it’s massive, and I like having that time to do it. It’s a bit of a short-attention span theater."
There will be some who will claim Triple H's comments throughout the interview are simply in order to appease frustrated veteran WWE fans but, on the surface, it does sound like there could be positive moves at some point down the line.
What do you think WWE fans? Is a 3-hour RAW simply too much, and does it harm the product as a whole? Ultimately is it time for Triple H to take over from Vince McMahon? Let us know in the comments section below...
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