This move, reportedly valued at $5 billion over 10 years, marks Raw’s departure from traditional television for the first time in its 31-year history.
Netflix will be the exclusive home for Raw in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Latin America initially, with plans to expand to additional territories over time. The partnership also includes Netflix becoming the global home for all WWE shows and specials outside the U.S., encompassing SmackDown and NXT, along with major events like WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Royal Rumble. In addition, Netflix will feature WWE’s documentaries, original series, and upcoming projects internationally from 2025 onward.
Raw, with over 1,600 episodes since its inception in 1993, is a cornerstone in sports entertainment, providing a unique blend of scripted content and live entertainment every week for 52 weeks a year. The three-hour show has been instrumental in launching the careers of wrestling legends like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair, and Charlotte Flair.
As the current No. 1 show on the USA Network, Raw attracts 17.5 million unique viewers annually and consistently performs well in the 18-49 advertising demographic. The show’s social media presence is also noteworthy, with WWE amassing over one billion followers across various platforms.