First, Hunter said in the Austin podcast what we all feel is true, that 3 hours Raws are too damn long and he prefers 2-hour shows. The problem is USA and advertising sales for the third hour. So why doesn't WWE run a 1-hour live pre-show on USA from 8-9 (I know its on the Network) but they can amp it up with interviews and recaps, and then have the actual new wrestling program from 9-11:05. This way WWE programming is on live TV for USA to get their revenue boost, but they're not killing the roster and overexposing the brand.
Wait, so your solution is to add MORE interviews and recaps to the show? I appreciate the thought, but 3 hours of any wrestling each week is just too damn long. The fanbase just doesn't have the attention span or interest to sustain that long of a show. KILL THE THIRD HOUR. KILL IT WITH FIRE.