What is the relationship between WWE and the Networks?

The WWE Network ended its independent service in the United States on April 4, 2021

by Simone Brugnoli
What is the relationship between WWE and the Networks?

In the last few hours we have done nothing but talk about Draft, with WWE that has been moving for months already, to understand which athlete should be moved from Monday Night Raw to Friday Night Smackdown and vice versa, with the unknown NXT always being present in the WWE organization chart and that this year could also become a key protagonist of this session of the Draft.

For now, only two names have been made of the athletes who could move from the third brand to the main roster and they are those of LA Knight and an entire stable, the Hit Row. Although Isaiah "Swerve" Scott is currently the North American champion of the company's yellow show, which has now become the multicolored show, it seems his name is that of one of the main suspects to have a change in the roster, along with team members of him.

WWE chose to seek out a partnership for the platform

According to what was reported by the well-known overseas site, Ringside News, the WWE would now have clear ideas for the entire Draft and therefore would already know precisely all the moves to be made, both tonight in the episode of the blue show, at Smackdown, and on Monday.

next, in that of Raw. According to the journalists of the well-known US site, even the Networks that broadcast these shows and therefore USA Network and FOX, are said to be aware of all the movements that WWE wants to broadcast and the executives of these broadcasters would have agreed with them on what trips to make in the weeks races.

After the scorching losses of the likes of Aleister Black, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, FOX and USA wanted to make sure that WWE made good moves with this Draft, sending characters of the same caliber from one roster to another, without benefiting or disadvantage one roster over the other.

After reading and hearing the latest rumors about the resentments of the various Networks with WWE, especially those from FOX, the Stamford company wanted to do things right, going directly to the interested parties to resolve the situation, without letting them have nasty surprises in the end when things have already been done.

Peacock Premium costs $4.99/month and alternatively, the ad-free Peacock Premium+ costs $9.99/month – the same price as the original WWE Network subscription. It's a win-win situation for subscribers, who have the chance to save some money as well as increase their viewing habits through Peacock's other available content.

The secondary reason is generating profitable revenue annually with minimal investments. WWE is a brand that is centered mainly around live events. Since the global pandemic, those live events have been non-existent.