WWE and Hulu Extend Partnership Briefly

Unanticipated move keeps WWE fans glued to Hulu.

by Atia Mukhtar
WWE and Hulu Extend Partnership Briefly
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WWE enthusiasts, rest easy! Your favorite wrestling content will remain on Hulu, at least for the immediate future. This development is especially significant for avid fans who regularly tune into popular shows such as Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Main Event, Superstars, NXT Level Up, en Español, 205 Live, Total Divas, and Total Bellas—all of which are available on the streaming platform.

A buzz generated last week when sharp-eyed viewers noticed an expiration tag on several episodes, indicating a removal by either Monday, September 25, 2023, or the following day, Tuesday, September 26. Such a move would have been a blow to WWE aficionados, signaling a potential end to the partnership between the sports entertainment giant and Hulu.

Extension Secured!

However, in what can be described as a pleasant twist, this narrative shifted. Both parties have reached an understanding to extend their partnership, albeit on a short-term basis. Consequently, the content that was previously earmarked for expiration will now remain on the streaming platform for an additional 7-14 days.

The landscape of streaming content is ever-evolving, and while the longevity of the WWE-Hulu association remains uncertain, fans have plenty of reasons to be optimistic. One such reason is the much-anticipated reality show featuring the charismatic duo, Bianca Belair and Montez Ford.

The series, currently in its developmental stages, promises to offer an insightful behind-the-scenes look into the world of wrestling and is scheduled for a Hulu premiere. As this temporary extension unfolds, all eyes within the wrestling community will be closely monitoring both WWE and Hulu to discern whether they can successfully negotiate a more permanent partnership.

The uncertainty surrounding the long-term future notwithstanding, the current situation remains a boon for WWE enthusiasts. With WWE content securely available on Hulu, the wrestling giant and the streaming service are both scoring points with their dedicated fanbase. It's a win-win situation for these two entertainment powerhouses and their ardent viewers.