When the holidays come around most of us are used to reading the taped results for RAW and SmackDown and watching the broadcasts while eating our holiday leftovers. It also marks one of the few times that our favorite superstars get some much-needed rest. The end of 2017 will be a bit different as both Christmas and New Year's Day fall on a Monday and WWE has decided to air RAW Live on both of these holidays instead of a pre-taped episode.
WWE shared the following announcement yesterday announcing the news:
Prepare to celebrate the holidays with WWE this year as Raw broadcasts LIVE on Christmas night, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.
This marks the first time that WWE will present Monday night’s hottest show live on the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. These unprecedented broadcasts aim to best serve you, the WWE Universe, during the holiday season. Additionally, SmackDown will be broadcast live on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
Deck the halls and ring in the New Year with Monday Night Raw, live on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 on USA Network
While I get wanting to take advantage of viewers being home for the holiday break I feel it is unfair that WWE superstars cannot enjoy the holidays with their families especially when most times people aren't even focusing on what's on TV and ratings, for the most part, are pretty mediocre. While SmackDown airing live on 12/26 and 1/2 is not too terrible it still takes away personal time from individuals who are on the road roughly 300 days a year nursing nagging injuries all for our entertainment.
While SmackDown airing live on 12/26 and 1/2 is not too terrible it still takes away personal time from individuals who are on the road roughly 300 days a year nursing nagging injuries and being away from their families all for our entertainment. This announcement is no different than a store opening on Thanksgiving day and depriving employees of quality time with their families.
What do you guys think of WWE's announcement and do you feel the same way we do. Let's hear it in the comments or via social.