For well over a year now WWE has released well over one hundred members of staff and also Superstars along with them. The company went through a lot of changes and that means disbanding of various divisions as well.

As reported earlier, WWE disbanded their Japanese division, in a move that certainly took many people by surprise. They fired more than 100 employees with the disbandment.

It was also reported that due to the company disbanding their Japanese division, the company will no longer be touring in Japan for the foreseeable future. The reason for all this was due to NXT’s focus on the US and that the idea of running NXT branches all over is less of a priority.

According to J Sports, Monday Night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown broadcasts will end in Japan this year. In addition to that, video on demand will also be ending in January next year.


translation from japanese: Notice of end of “WWE Raw” and “WWE SmackDown” broadcasts and end of J SPORTS on-demand “WWE pack” serviceThank you for watching J SPORTS. December 31, 2021 all 6 programs of English version / Japanese subtitled version / highlight version of “WWE Raw” and “WWE SmackDown” that have been delivered to WWE fans nationwide for many yearsBroadcasting / distribution of the “PPV Tournament” will end on December 27th (Monday).In addition, the video distribution service J SPORTS on-demand paid product “WWE Pack”will end on January 31, 2022 (Monday).

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has watched J SPORTS’WWE programs for a long time.Notice regarding J SPORTS on-demand “WWE pack”J SPORTS On Demand’s “WWE Pack” will end on January 31, 2022 (Monday) and will be automatically canceled, but in January, except for “WWE Raw # 1492 Japanese Subtitled First Delivery”, overlooked delivery content Will be provided only. If you do not wish to watch the content in January, please cancel the contract by the end of December.

Please note that if you do not cancel the contract in December and continue the pack in January 2022, you will be charged the viewing fee for January of the “WWE Pack”.Please check the following notes before proceeding.

Many fans feel NXT’s new direction is a few steps backwards as far as the development of the brand is concerned. Ultimately WWE will do what they want to and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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