Just watched the "Royal Rumble" the other day- all 5 hours of it! It got me thinking in many areas WWE seem to be too excessive and not follow the phrase "Less Is More". Here are some areas where WWE goes overboard and needs to have less of some of these things:- -PPV Running Times- I once had a tutor who told me that I shouldn't study more than two hours at a time without a break, as he said that after two hours, one's concentration wanes. I have been watching a lot of the old WWF, WCW and ECW PPVs. Many of them clock in around 2hrs 40 minutes. I actually think this is a good length of a PPV. However, I have noticed since WWE got their Network, that PPVs constantly go almost 4 hours or more. Once, only Wrestlemania went that long. Now most PPVs go at least four or more hours. This is too long. Also, the fans at the arena are at the show for 5, sometimes 6 hours, on a Sunday night, with work and school the next day, and some shows don't finish until 12.30-1am. Solution:- WWE needs to cut down their PPV lengths to 3 hours. Any more and people start to lose interest and crowds get burnt out. The length of RAW- SD Live has rated better than RAW over the last year. I think a big reason for that is because RAW goes three hours, and SD goes two. When I watch SD, I feel satisfied. It seems like the right length, not too long, not too short. But I get bored watching RAW because it drags on for three hours. Now, if they had long matches that went 30 minutes each, it could be forgivable, but it seems really padded out to get it to three hours. I think they should go back to two hours, and it would make for a better product. I think this is also because Vince thinks more hours, more commercial breaks, more advertising revenue. It seems a money decision more than anything. Solution- Cut RAW back to two hours a week. The Roster- I think that there are way too many people on the roster. NXT is a good thing. It is vital to the future of WWE, and it is thriving. The problem is, that the roster is getting bigger and bigger every year, and few are leaving. There is talk that some of the talent might leave for AEW, and this has forced Vince to use these people more. say, let them leave if they want. There are far too many people as there is. Consider this. At Wrestlemania, Cena gets a match, Brock gets a match, Undertaker will get a match, Triple H will, and now Shane McMahon has a yearly WM match. Add to that the current roster on RAW and SD, and then add those in NXT, 205 Live and NXT UK. Now, in five years time, a lot of current talent won't get a WM payday, because spots have been promised to these part-timers. I think it is time to future-endeavour some people, mainly those who have not had much TV time. Big Show and Kane aren't used these days, so they should be retired, and put on Legends contracts, that don't pay as much. Some guys like Goldust should become trainers. If the roster keeps growing, the wages bill will be astronomical, and there will be less chances for newcomers to shine, as they have to compete with the current roster, plus part-timers who refuse to retire. Solution- Retire some of the veterans (Undertaker, Kane, Big Show, Cena), tell Brock to piss off back to UFC, have Triple H and Shane put their egos in check and retire from wrestling matches and put more of the focus on the next generation of superstars. WWE needs to be less excessive in how it does things. If it reduced some of these things, it would make things seem more "special", instead of being the norm. Fans can focus on a 2-hour RAW, or a 3-hour PPVS, with matches by those who are the present and the future of the company, and then the 3-hour RAW "specials" (e.g. 25 years of RAW) , a 4 hour Wrestlemania and the occasional Legend appearance will seem more of a big deal, and create more interest.