More questions continue to swirl around the future of WWE Raw.
On January 23rd it was announced that Monday Night Raw will be heading to Netflix from the start of 2025. The new 10-year deal is said to be worth an incredible $5 billion.
The move is of particular interest to fans based outside of the United States with Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and Premium Live Events to be available on the streaming platform.
However, fans were quick to notice that in the official announcement, there was no mention of “Monday Night” Raw, simply “WWE Raw” sparking speculation that the flagship show could move from its traditional slot.
Despite this, during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Nick Khan said there were no plans for the red brand to move, although he was adamant that if Raw did switch nights it would be a success.
“At this moment in time, it remains Monday Night Raw. Keep in mind, we have ten and a half months until this deal is up and running.
We’re looking at what you’re looking at and what everyone else is looking at, you have a proliferation of gambling with Monday Night Football. You have an enhanced Disney package, better games. You have the Manningcast. This year, it was on ABC and ESPN. Last season, the playoff game they got was Tom Brady at the Cowboys.
You also have the college national championships, football and hoops, on Mondays. You have a lot of Mondays where there is stiff competition. That said, even against Alabama-Michigan and Washington-Texans game a few weeks ago, Monday Night Raw did a .6 in the 18 to 49 demo, which is a massive rating against big competition.
If we stay on Mondays, it’ll work, if we move to a different day, we think it’ll work too,”
The Rock Joins TKO Board On Banner Day For WWE
The news of the monster new deal with Netflix came on the same day it was announced that The Rock had been appointed to the TKO Board of Directors.
The star has also secured the rights to “The Rock” name as part of a new licensing agreement between the two parties.
H/t to Fightful