On Monday Night, Goldberg is making his return to Raw and there will be a Last Man Standing match between Braun Strowman and Sami Zayn. But millions of cable customers in America might not be able to see it.
NBC Universal is butting heads with Charter Communications over the renewal of rights fees for carrying NBC Universal broadcast and cable networks. This includes the USA Network, which carries WWE Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
The rights expire on January 1st, which means if an agreement is not reached, Charter customers won't be able to watch Raw on January 2nd, or Smackdown on January 3rd, or Total Divas on January 4th for that matter.
Yes, NBC Universal also includes E!, which carries WWE’s “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas.” Not to mention NBC, Syfy, Cloo, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire, GolfChannel, cloo, chiller, NBC Sports, MSNBC and more.
Charter Communications owns Spectrum, which is the second largest cable company in the United States with around 25-30 million subscribers. Spectrum includes the former Time-Warner Cable and Brighthouse Networks cable providers purchased by Charter in 2014.
NBC Universal has launched a marketing campaign aimed at getting viewers to pressure Charter to renew their agreement, ensuring there won't disruption in service. John Cena’s image is used in the campaign, which has produced the video at the top of the page and a website called DeliverMyShows.com.
Below, you can see a promotional image for the Deliver My Shows campaign, as well as a few Tweets from the WWE and prominent Superstars asking for help from fans to get the word out.