USA Network happy with NXT, but worried about Raw

Yesterday, Sean Ross Sapp from Fightful Select has published an interesting report that would have been born from a source within the USA Network where it is said that Although the television network has a good relationship with WWE right now, there are some details.

The first thing that is pointed out is that The move from NXT to NXT 2.0 has them very excited and confident in the brand’s potential. But that the slump in the Raw audience keeps them thoughtful and somewhat worried.

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«A source with whom Fightful Select has spoken within the USA Network indicates that in the network are ‘incredibly happy’ about the changes they have seen with NXT 2.0. They are positive for what Bron Breakker and The Diamond Mine have shown, as well as for the wedding of Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis. They were elated with the new direction of NXT 2.0.

“The same source told us that there are several executives at USA Network who got tired of the ‘scapegoats and shortcuts’ that occurred in the previous two years during the pandemic and I wanted that to change now that the fans are back.

“The source also pointed out that the cage fights that aired on both FOX and the USA Network around the Hell in a Cell PPV are a look, a stance that shows WWE’s interest in do everything possible to work and have a good relationship with both networks, with USA Network and with FOX.

“Those we spoke to on USA Network noted that they enjoy having a unique cast for each brand that provides a brand split and the prevailing idea right now is that they prefer that both brands remain separate.

«The notion that fans have that USA Network ‘doesn’t care’ about the quality of the show. USA Network is also well aware of declining viewership trends and they want that to decrease and WWE fix this problem.

«We were also informed that Stephanie McMahon has been a great steward of the connection between the two parties and it was recalled that in June Stephanie McMahon was invited by NBC Universal President Mark Lazarus to join him in a one-on-one discussion with the Paley Center for Media. “

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