Get ready, folks! The entertainment world is about to get a suplex it never saw coming. In a move that’s got everyone from your grandma to your local barista talking, Netflix has tagged itself into the wrestling ring. That’s right, starting in 2025, the streaming giant will be the exclusive new pad for WWE Raw. Think of it as your favorite spandex-clad heroes and villains moving into a swanky new neighborhood!
Now, for those who’ve been living under a rock (and not The Rock, sadly), WWE Raw is the Monday night ritual that’s been flipping and flying on our screens since 1993. It’s the show that turned folks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena from mere mortals into legends. And now, after 31 years of body slams on linear TV, Raw is going digital – Netflix style!
Why is this a big deal? Well, imagine Netflix throwing a year-long party with your favorite WWE superstars from not just the U.S., but Canada, the U.K., Latin America, and more. That’s 52 weeks of drama, muscle, and good old-fashioned storytelling, all at the tip of your remote. And it’s not just Raw; Netflix is going all-in, hosting every WWE show and special you can think of. WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble – you name it, they’ll stream it.
Mark Shapiro, the big boss over at TKO (the company behind WWE), says this deal is a game-changer. It’s like marrying your high school sweetheart and finding out they’re royalty – a perfect match with dazzling prospects. Bela Bajaria of Netflix is just as pumped. She’s ready to welcome the legions of WWE fans into the Netflix family, promising a mix of action and storytelling that’ll keep viewers glued to their screens.
And let’s talk history for a sec. Raw isn’t just any show. It’s the show. The one that’s kept us on the edge of our seats with 1,600 episodes of jaw-dropping action. From The Rock cooking up a storm to Stone Cold’s beer bashes, Raw has been the launching pad for some of the biggest names in sports entertainment. It’s the show that trends every week while it’s on air, with a social media following that would make any influencer green with envy.
So, what does this mean for us, the loyal fans? Well, it’s simple. Get your popcorn ready, fluff up your couch cushions, and make sure your Netflix subscription is up to date. Because come 2025, Monday nights are going to be wilder, crazier, and more entertaining than ever before. Netflix and WWE Raw are about to tag team our hearts, and honestly, we can’t wait!