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Raw expands to three hours starting July 23

NEW YORK – At a USA Network season premiere event in New York City, John Cena revealed on Twitter that Monday Night Raw will expand to a three-hour show, starting with the 1,000th episode on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

"WWE is proud to celebrate this historic milestone with our partners at USA Network," WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said. “Our new three-hour Raw represents the next generation in interactive television where our fans won’t just watch the show, they will help create it.”

Starting with the historic 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23, The WWE Universe will have new ways to get involved in the show through WWE.com and social media by deciding matches, stipulations, Superstar development and more.

"The WWE Universe is one of the most socially active and passionate fan bases in all of television," Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents USA Network, said. "The powerful three-hour block of live TV truly makes USA the year-round destination for young male viewers on Monday nights."

Stay with WWE.com for more on this breaking news surrounding Monday Night Raw.

What do you think about Raw expanding to a three-hour show? Sound off now on Twitter using #3hourRAW.

NEW YORK – At a USA Network season premiere event in New York City, John Cena revealed on Twitter that Monday Night Raw will expand to a three-hour show, starting with the 1,000th episode on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network. ( PHOTOS | WATCH)

"WWE is proud to celebrate this historic milestone with our partners at USA Network," WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said. “Our new three-hour Raw represents the next generation in interactive television where our fans won’t just watch the show, they will help create it.”

Starting with the historic 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23, The WWE Universe will have new ways to get involved in the show through WWE.com and social media by deciding matches, stipulations, Superstar development and more.

"The WWE Universe is one of the most socially active and passionate fan bases in all of television," Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents USA Network, said. "The powerful three-hour block of live TV truly makes USA the year-round destination for young male viewers on Monday nights."

Stay with WWE.com for more on this breaking news surrounding Monday Night Raw.

What do you think about Raw expanding to a three-hour show? Sound off now on Twitter using #3hourRAW.

NEXT PAGE: Superstars react to news on Twitter.

Superstars react to 3-hour Raw announcement

@WWERoadDogg: Well the cats out of the bag! Soon we go 3 hours on Mondays! More entertainment for your viewing pleasure! #3hourRaw #OUDK

@RRWWE: #3hourRAW ?! More time for meeee.. I mean more time for Aaaaalllbbbeeerrrtoooooooo Deeeeeeeeel Rrrrrriooooooooo!

@DavidOtunga: RAW is 3 hours! An additional 3,600 secs @WWEUniverse gets to enjoy looking at the greatest physique in @WWE #3HourRAW

@HEELZiggler: “@JohnCena: STARTING Monday Night July 23 @USA_Network ADDS A 3RD HOUR TO @WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW - PERMANENTLY #3hourRaw” -my time!

@WadeBarrett: I will shortly furnish you with the thoughts of my client, Mr. Barrett, concerning #3HourRaw. Regards, Peter Lazarou, Esq.

@ezekielwwe: 3 hours of Raw..permanently. Domination of Monday Nights by Raw and Zeke...

@WWECameron: More entertainment! More wrestling starting July 23 where there will now be 3 hrs of raw! More time to get funky! Funk yes! #3HourRaw

@WadeBarrett: I have just got off the line with my client, Mr. Barrett, after discussing his thoughts on #3HourRaw. Regards, Peter Lazarou, Esq.

@KiddWWE: Raw moving to 3 hours? I see nothing but great stuff coming from this

@HeathSlaterOMRB: Raw will soon be going 3 hours. Wooo!!! More Heath Slater #3HourRaw

@HEELZiggler: i challenge ANY @WWE #wwe SUPERSTAR to an #IronManMatch July 23rd! #3hourRaw #ShowStolen #AnyTAKERs?

@howardfinkel: On Monday, July 23....#WWE Raw becomes a 3 hour program on @USA_Network!! To me, great news for everyone!! Interested to know ur thoughts...

@WWERawGM: As many of you have noted, the odds of me actually making it to #3HourRaw are slimmer than ever after the Board's decision Monday.

@YoshiTatsuWWE: #3HourRaw #YoshiRevolution

@TitusONeilWWE: Well @WWE #RAW goes to 3hrs in July!! Looks like Me & @DarrenYoungWWE will have 2take Over Raw too!! #TagChampsSoon #MillionsofDollars

@milanmiracle: 3 hrs of Raw!!!! Is that just one hour more of Santino or everyone else too? #3hourRaw

@AlexRileyWWE: Starting July 23rd Monday Night is #GoinA-Ry! Translation- adding a permanent 3rd Hr! If you got a problem with that u can #SayItToMyFace

@ZackRyder: #3HourRaw starting July 23...#SSSIIICCCKKK

@TrueKofi: What do y'all think about the new #3HourRaw?

@mslayel: Whoop whoop!!! So excited for three hour raw on USA #3hourRaw @WWE

@Justin__Gabriel: #3HourRaw yes! Stoked. I hope that my people in Africa will get more than the hour of RAW and SD now!

@TheCurtHawkins: #3HourRaw ...I'm in.

@EveMarieTorres: Spoken like a true leader. RT @WWERawGM As always,trying 2 stand tall in face of adversity.The prospect of #3HourRaw is helping me persevere

What do you think about Raw expanding to a three-hour show? Sound off now on Twitter using #3hourRAW.

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