Monday's WWE Raw took on a vastly different feel this week with the first two hours consumed by a Seven-Man Gauntlet Match featuring John Cena, Finn Balor, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Elias, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins. It was recorded as being the longest match to ever take place in WWE. In all, the Gauntlet Match lasted for a total of 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Additionally, Seth Rollins also made history by becoming the first individual in Raw history to spend the longest amount of time competing in a single match. Rollins competed in the Gauntlet Match for a total of 1 hour and 5 minutes, and also pinned both Reigns and Cena.
The person behind the match was reportedly Vince McMahon who suggested the idea of the match "out of nowhere" which surprised many as he's not a fan of such matches normally. McMahon is reported to have approved the whole format from top to bottom.
It seems viewers also approved, as this week's show, drew 3.518 million viewers in the first hour (last week's hour 1 - 3.262 million), the second hour drew 3.509 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 3.216 million) and the final hour drew 2.821 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.837 million).