USA Network’s Reaction To WWE Changes

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A new report has shed light on the USA Network’s reaction to the changes seen under the new regime led by Triple H in WWE.

The wrestling world changed forever in July 2022 when Vince McMahon stepped aside after 4o years at the helm of WWE. McMahon’s retirement was somewhat forced as it came amid allegations of sexual misconduct and hush money payments to former employees.

Stephanie McMahon has replaced her father as WWE Chairwoman and she shares CEO duties with company President, Nick Khan. Triple H (Paul Levesque) is WWE’s new Head of Talent Relations and is the creative figurehead of the company, driving the content on Raw and SmackDown each week.

Fightful Select has now issued a report on the feelings within the USA Network – the home network of Monday Night Raw – about the changes.

Ratings have increased under the new regime in recent weeks, with over 2 million viewers tuning in once again to WWE’s flagship show. A long-time employee explained that those figures were in-line with what was expected of Raw when they extended their commitment with WWE.

It was said that it was never thought that Raw would be drawing less than 2 million viewers consistently – as it had been previously – but they conceded that the pandemic had changed everything.

A USA Network source is quoted as saying that Monday Night Raw is now “appointment viewing” and that there is now more talk within the network about WWE programming again. All this should stand WWE in good stead when it comes to the next round of TV rights negotiations.