Finally ‘RAW’ is coming to Netflix| WWE & Netflix $5 Billion deal

Finally 'RAW' is coming to Netflix

The transition of WWE Raw to Netflix represents a monumental change for the iconic professional wrestling program. After 31 years on traditional television, Raw is set to make a groundbreaking move to the realm of streaming as part of a deal believed to be valued at $5 billion.

A recent announcement from Netflix and TKO Group (owners of WWE) confirms this significant shift. The three-hour show, which has been instrumental in the rise of wrestling superstars such as Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and John Cena, will now be accessible on a new platform.

TKO President and COO said in a statement. “It marries the can’t-miss WWE product with Netflix’s extraordinary global reach and locks in significant and predictable economics for many years. Our partnership fundamentally alters and strengthens the media landscapes, dramatically expands the reach of WWE, and brings weekly live appointment viewing to Netflix”.

When is WWE Raw coming to Netflix?

Starting January 2025, Netflix is set to become the sole host of Monday Night Raw in the US, UK, Canada, and Latin America, along with other regions. This means that viewers will be able to stream the weekly wrestling show on Netflix, alongside its other top series, beginning next year.

This significant agreement establishes Netflix as the new platform for Raw for a decade, with a provision allowing Netflix to withdraw from the partnership after five years, should the need arise. This information is according to The Guardian.

Which other WWE brands are coming to Netflix?

This new deal is poised to have a significant effect internationally. Under the terms of the agreement, Netflix will also serve as the primary platform for all WWE content outside the United States. This includes weekly shows such as SmackDown and NXT, as well as major live events like WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and the Royal Rumble.

Additionally, starting in 2025, WWE’s acclaimed documentaries, original series, and forthcoming projects will be accessible on Netflix for international audiences.

WWE fans will have to wait for a year to see their favorite superstars on Netflix. But the good news is the deal has been signed, and it is happening. We are hoping to see WWE PPVs like Royal Rumble and WrestleMania also landing on Netflix at an additional cost, but that’s a discussion for another time.

Written by Mickel Clark

Mickel is a streaming aficionado who loves nothing more than to pen down his thoughts about the movies, anime and TV shows he has watched and likes sharing hacks on how to stream them online.