Latest On WWE Raw TV Deal
Latest on where WWE Raw could land in the United States
A deal for the United States media rights to broadcast Monday Night Raw is close to being finalised, according to the latest reports. WWE Raw currently airs on the USA Network in the United States but the deal is set to expire in October 2024.
Triple H missed the November 27 edition of Raw as he was in Los Angeles with WWE President Nick Khan working on talks over the media rights deal. It is unknown where Raw will land but Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Disney's FX channel was the leader for most of the negotiation period. Other companies talked about were Netflix, USA, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Amazon Prime.
Warner Bros. Discovery was considered an unlikely landing spot for Raw, though, as the network broadcasts AEW programming in the United States across TBS and TNT and people within WWE believe the media conglomerate owns a stake in AEW. The AEW-WBD partnership is also expected to be expanded with a streaming deal in 2024.
This didn't stop Nick Khan from pitching WWE Raw to Warner Bros. Discovery in October, but he was turned down.
WWE is looking for $400 million per year from the Raw TV deal but the belief is the final deal will be closer to $387 million per year. Media rights deals have already been agreed for SmackDown and NXT.