WWE has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Twitch that sees the official WWE channel return and a new broadcast to accompany Raw launched.
WWE issued a press release touting its new relationship with Twitch and revealed that a new sidecast to accompany Monday Night Raw will air on the streaming platform:
“STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year partnership with Twitch that will see the return of the official WWE channel and popular WWE Superstar channels, featuring live and exclusive content.
“In addition to the launch of the channel, WWE will debut today a companion sidecast to Monday Night RAW, bringing the WWE Universe behind the scenes and closer to the in-ring action. The weekly viewing experience will be led by a rotating cast of hosts and will regularly feature appearances by WWE Superstars, unique and exclusive content such as backstage interviews, and more. Viewers can stream the sidecast live every Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET via https://www.twitch.tv/wwe or the Twitch App.
“Additionally, the official WWE channel will be home to other live productions and will serve as an alternate live streaming feed for all of WWE’s premium live event press conferences.”
The relationship between WWE and Twitch has been somewhat contentious in the past with several WWE stars being told to shut down their own channels on the platform. That decision led to Zelina Vega briefly leaving the company in November 2020.