WWE’s billion-dollar deal with Netflix won’t impact Australia – at least, not yet

WWE’s reported $5 billion deal with Netflix is set to take effect in 2025 but currently it will not impact how Aussie fans get their pro wrestling fix.

Earlier this week, Netflix confirmed that it had secured the exclusive rights to WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw, in the US, Canada, UK and Latin America from January 2025. In its own statement, TKO Group – owner of WWE – said that “additional countries and regions” will be “added over time”.

“This deal is transformative,” said Mark Shapiro, TKO president and COO.

“It marries the can’t-miss WWE product with Netflix’s extraordinary global reach and locks in significant and predictable economics for many years. Our partnership fundamentally alters and strengthens the media landscape, dramatically expands the reach of WWE, and brings weekly live appointment viewing to Netflix.”

In Australia, the WWE can currently be viewed on Foxtel’s Fox8, Kayo and BINGE, a partnership that was first struck up in 2022. Mumbrella understands that Netflix’s mega deal this week will not impact Foxtel’s “multi-year partnership” with WWE, however it is unclear when that partnership comes to an end.

Mumbrella has contacted Foxtel and Netflix for further comment.

The news comes as the WWE prepares to head to Perth next month for its premium live event, Elimination Chamber, where over 50,000 fans are expected to pack out Optus Stadium on February 24.

Rhea Ripley, WWE superstar

Appearing on a new episode of The Plug podcast with Neil Griffiths, WWE superstar and Sydney’s own Grayson Waller, who will feature on the card alongside fellow Aussie and current WWE Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, said the event is a dream come true.

“It means a lot and especially for my friends and family that are coming,” Waller said.

“I was talking to one of my close mates… he came to one of my first matches in a shed in Newcastle in front of 25 people.

“For me, personally this is wild. It’s very surreal.”

Listen to the full episode here.


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