WWE President Nick Khan has been on a tear when it comes to securing new content rights deals. Last year, fans found out that WWE NXT is headed to The CW and WWE SmackDown is returning to the USA Network, both in multi-year, multi-million dollar deals. Khan’s latest content rights victory is the announcement that WWE Raw is headed to Netflix in January 2025. The deal is said to be for ten years and valued at $500 million a year. The streaming giant has the option to opt out after five years or extend it for another ten. If it chooses to enforce its full extension option, the total deal will be for twenty years and worth $10 billion.
In an interview on The Pat McAfee Show, Khan was asked if WWE Raw will be remaining on Monday nights when it moves to Netflix, where it has been for decades.
“At this moment in time, it remains Monday Night Raw, but keep in mind we got ten and a half months until this deal is up and running,” he said. “So we’re looking at what you’re looking at and what everyone else is looking at.”
Some of the issues Khan pointed to as potential hurdles to keeping WWE Raw on Monday nights include the proliferation of sports gambling and how many popular sports air on that night, including the NFL, college football, and football-related shoulder content like the “ManningCase” starring legendary NFL quarterbacks and brothers, Eli and Peyton Manning.
“If we stay on Mondays, it’ll work,” Khan added. “If we move it to a different day. We think it’ll work, too.”
This past Monday night’s episode of WWE Raw saw WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freaking” Rollins confirm the sobering news that he was injured in his match against Jinder Mahal. Fortunately, Rollins recently noted that the injury is not as bad as expected, and he is hopeful to be back in action in a month. Rollins is pushing himself to come back as early as possible so that he can be ready to compete in the main event of WWE WrestleMania 40.