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Reason the Cruiserweights have ended RAW revealed

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Recent episodes of Monday Night RAW have seen the Cruiserweight division take centre stage when it came to the final segment of the show.

Since winning the Cruiserweight title, Enzo Amore has seen his issues with the rest of the division be the final segment of RAW.

A new approach

Fans have been wondering why the Cruiserweights have been given such an elevated platform as of late while stories like the reformation of the Shield have been taking place mid way through the show.


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A report published on Tuesday suggests that it is all part of the WWE's new tactic to try and defeat the NFL Monday Night Football games in the ratings.

According to the report published by wrestlingnewssource.com, the belief within WWE now is that fans are likely to change the channel mid show when a segment arrives that they are not interested in.

Therefore the new method would see main event talent like Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins appear in the first two hours while the final hour of the show is made up of matches and segments which may not garner a whole lot of interest.

With the main intention being that fans will keep their interest in the top story lines before changing the channel, WWE can keep everyone up to date on the main event matches.

The third hour of RAW has been debated for quite some time and many fans feel that it is largely unnecessary.

The new tactic has not only seen the Cruiserweight division close out the show, but it has also seen moments like the intercontinental title match from Monday night take place earlier than expected.

Creating the more balanced show could be a sign of WWE surrendering some of their airtime to the NFL, but it could also be a sign of them listening to their audience.

A ever changing landscape?

While the new plan has been in effect recently, could it be set to fizzle out once the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar returns?

Lesnar is expected to return following the TLC PPV and when the Beast Incarnate does appear on RAW, it tends to be during the end of the show.

It will be interesting to see if the WWE continues their newest scheduling plan once Lesnar makes his return to RAW ahead of November's Survivor Series PPV.

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