WWE announced today that they will be leaving FOX with SmackDown as they have signed a five-year agreement to bring SmackDown back to the USA Network from October 2024 until 2029.
Additionally, WWE will have “four primetime specials per year” to be shown on NBC. WWE RAW and NXT’s rights are up next year with the USA Network. It’s expected that both RAW and NXT will not be staying with the USA Network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “While the new deal will bring WWE to NBC primetime and SmackDown to USA on Friday nights, it will also mean the end of RAW and NXT on USA.”
The discussions for RAW’s rights are “extremely active” with “traditional linear networks, streaming services and ‘unexpected players’ all interested.”