Earlier today, WWE announced that they would be broadcasting live episodes of RAW on Christmas & New Year’s Day this year for the 1st time ever.
Here is the official announcement:
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!
Fans, wrestler’s families & industry insiders are commenting on this via social media. Most fans seem to be very negative on the idea that WWE Superstars on the RAW brand won’t be able to spend the holidays with their family & friends.
Here are some of the comments:
Because nobody wants to spend time with their family/friends on these days 🙄https://t.co/ixF7GKXvCV
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) September 4, 2017
Christmas Day. Really??? Some are sensitive to my “public complaining” so let me NOT publicly complain about our Christmas Day without Jeff😒
— Beth Hardy (@BethBrittHardy_) September 4, 2017
Wrestler: Mr. McMahon, would it be possible to take Christmas Day off to be with my family?
— MaffewBotchamaniaGuy (@Maffewgregg) September 4, 2017
Nobody is going to buy a ticket to watch #RAW on Christmas Day. How idiotic.
— PWM – WWE COVERAGE (@ProWrestlingMag) September 4, 2017