The wrestling world has shaken since WWE announced their historic deal with Netflix. With a plethora of opportunities opening up along with the company’s deal with the streaming platform, fans have been excited to see what changes might come in with their new partnership. 

However, before moving to Netflix in 2025, WWE Raw might need a temporary home. The red brand’s episodes will stop streaming on the USA Network from October 1. Given that there would be a three month gap before their Netflix deal kicks on, Raw will have to go for a temporary streaming service. 

While the company is working out on their transition from USA Network to Netflix, wrestling veteran Eric Bischoff has made an interesting comment on the same. In a recent episode of Strictly Business, the legend said that Raw going dark for a few months would be the best option before they start streaming on Netflix. 

This would help WWE build anticipation among fans and the opening show on Netflix would turn out to be massive. In the meantime, Bischoff also suggested that WWE could stream the red brand episodes on X. 


“Maybe it goes dark? Maybe they take advantage of that creative time to build anticipation, to promote it heavily, to create awareness, and to get everybody ready for the big move. Treat it like it’s WrestleMania and build up to it so that when it does premiere on Netflix, there’s a built-in anticipation for it.”

“I’m a big supporter of Elon Musk, I think that the platform has grown, it’s becoming better, I think it’s the future in many aspects of social media, and I think that would be a good solution. I’m not sure that it would be a better solution than going dark and building anticipation.”

While WWE Raw going dark might not be a very good option for three months, streaming on X would be a massive opportunity for WWE to enhance their relationship with the platform and increase their fanbase on it. 

What are your thoughts on Eric Bischoff’s plan for WWE Raw’s transition? Drop them down in the comment section below.

Ishaan Rathi

Ishaan has been a follower of wrestling for more than a decade now. His passion to learn new things and enhance his skills has helped him get experience as a writer at websites like GiveMeSport and Fansided. He has also held content manager and editorial roles in FirstSportz before. Apart from wrestling, Ishaan seeks to take time and watch movies and TV shows.

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