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Live three-hour Raw canceled in Japan

The live 3-hour Raw airing has been canceled by Japan's J Sports network. They will be airing 2-hour Hulu version in English on Thursday mornings at 10 am starting on January 7. They will air the Japanese version at 10:30 pm on Thursday nights.

They will be showing an edited one-hour version of Smackdown in English on Saturday mornings at 10 am and a one-hour Japanese version on Monday nights at 6 pm. They will not be airing any more NXT episodes since the WWE Network will be launching in Japan.

Obviously, some fans that are used to watching the live three-hour Raw will be unhappy about this news.

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