Monday Night RAW is the longest-running weekly episodic program in television history with no reruns. RAW used to run for two hours until WWE introduced the third hour on July 23, 2012. Despite the addition of an extra hour, WWE has had to drop segments due to time constraints on numerous occasions.
According to Fightful Select, WWE had planned to include a segment on the episode of RAW this past Monday, but ended up nixing the plans due to time constraints. The plan was for United Stations Champion Theory to have a promo with Mustafa Ali.
The May 23 edition of WWE Raw was slated to have a little bit more on the show. We’re told that WWE United States Champion Theory and Mustafa Ali were set for a segment on WWE Raw, but it ended up getting nixed before the show. The reason that we were given was due to time constraints, and there were no alternative plans made for Ali for the program.
There was a mention of Theory possibly helping the beatdown on Cody, but that didn’t end up happening. We were told that there are still creative plans to continue the Miz/Mustafa Ali on WWE Raw. The Theory/Ali segment was not listed on the rundown as of 7:25 EST, so it would appear the segment was cut before then.
Mustafa Ali returned to RAW on April 25th after months of being absent from WWE TV. Ali could may very well challenge Theory for a U.S. Championship match on a future premium live event. We’ll have to wait and see if that happens.
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