That’s a problem. Monday Night Raw has been the WWE’s flagship television program for over thirty years now and there is nothing to suggest that is going to change anytime soon. For most of its history, the show has not had much in the way of head to head competition, at least not for the majority of the year. Now though they are going to be dealing with the biggest competition they have on a bigger scale than before.
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According to Wrestlingnews.co, due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in Hollywood, ABC will simulcast at least ten more Monday Night Football games this season. This is in addition to the games airing on ESPN, with some also airing on ESPN2. There is no word on which weeks the simulcasts will air, though the last Monday Night Football game of the season is set for December 25.
WWE is still putting on a good show. Check out this week’s Monday Night Raw:
Opinion: Monday Night Football has been a thorn in WWE’s side for decades as it is flat out bigger than Monday Night Raw. It doesn’t really matter what Monday Night Raw does because their audience is going to pale in comparison to whatever the NFL is doing. Now it is going to be even worse all around and that is just something WWE is going to have to deal with for the rest of the year.
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