That’s another loss. WWE has changed quite a bit in recent years and some of those changes have been rather prominent. It is quite the jarring set of changes to see how far things have gone and a lot of those changes have not been for the better. Above all else, fewer people seem to be watching the show these days, and now even fewer will be able to do so.
According to 411mania.com, J Sports, a Japanese television network, has announced that they will no longer be airing Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, with the shows ending on January 31, 2022. The WWE Pack, the network’s on demand service, will be discontinued as well. WWE and J Sports have had a business relationship for nineteen years, with a three year extension being signed in 2019.
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Opinion: I’m not sure why J Sports is moving on from WWE, but that does not exactly bode well. I can’t imagine WWE will have a hard time getting a new TV deal in Japan, but it rarely looks good to see a network walk away from the company. WWE has not been doing so well as of late, and this seems to be the latest hit to the company. Hopefully they can figure it out sooner rather than later, as this is quite the bad stretch.
What does this mean for the company? How much worse can it get? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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