Last month, WWE announced that RAW would be moved to Netflix from January 2025 onward. The company signed a $5 billion deal with the streaming giant for ten years. WWE will get $500 million per year from Netflix, which is a 100% increase when compared to the current RAW deal with NBCUniversal.
WWE’s rival company All Elite Wrestling’s television deal with Warner Bros. Discovery is set to expire later this year. In an interview with Payne & Pendergast, AEW President Tony Khan was asked if the WWE and Netflix deal would lift the pro wrestling world to a new height.
“Absolutely. We’re excited to get big media rights renewals in the wrestling business. That’s great to see for everybody. We’re in a big contract year, too, and I think AEW is going to get big media rights. Right now, we have a great partnership on TBS and TNT that I want to continue for a long time. We’ve been on since 2019, it’s five years now we’re going on TBS and TNT, and it’s been great and I want to keep it going because there is a great tradition of wrestling on those channels.”Tony Khan