One of the biggest stories making the rounds right now is WWE’s new deal with Netflix where the Stamford-based promotion will air Monday Night RAW on the OTT giant starting in January 2025.
This announcement came out of left field because USA Network has been the home for Monday Night RAW for many years. But it looks like the landscape of the WWE is now changing.
This deal offers a lot of benefits to the WWE and its audiences as Netflix has produced so many great original TV shows and movies over the years. Following the announcement, Nick Khan appeared on Bloomberg TV where he hinted at the possibility of a behind-the-scenes documentary like Drive to Survive.
“It would be a mistake by us at WWE to not do that with Netflix. Assume that what you said is exactly what we’re all thinking, we being Netflix and WWE, you saw what Drive To Survive did for Formula One, we think the WWE audience, already big on a global level, only gets bigger with a show like that,” he said.
Nick Khan continued to imply that both companies could team together to produce WWE-related content outside of RAW.
“Keep in mind, at WWE, we have a whole treasure trove of intellectual property that is largely untouched. If you look at what Disney has done, certainly that was through acquisitions with Marvel and Lucas Film; if you look at what Warner Brothers Discovery did when they acquired DC a long time ago, you now have this treasure trove at Netflix that is available to produce. So things like the Undertaker, characters that have been created over time, we’re looking forward to getting all of that with Netflix as well.”
WWE has produced an interactive Netflix film in the past titled “Escape The Undertaker”. Hence, this won’t be the first time that these two companies work together.
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