News On Networks Pitching Themed Raw Shows, NASCAR And NFL Crossover

We could see some....interesting things on Raw and Smackdown in the future.

Fightful Select followed up on a report of WWE using themed shows, and expanded on why that happened.

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Wrestlevotes reported that WWE was looking to utilize more themed shows like Old School Raw, King of The Ring, Viewers Choice and the like in the future, with Andrew Zarian mentioning Raw Roulette is also likely to happen.

Fightful has learned that Fox and USA/NBC were a big part of the push for this to happen, and there are several other NBC Sports-integrated pitches being made. Among those are tie-ins with NASCAR, contingent around a major race that integrate race cars and star drivers. Another pitch included NFL night for the launch of Sunday Night Football, with football themed matches and angles, and NFL players and commentators around. There was also a Wrestling World Cup pitched, which is self explanatory, and would include all brands.

Another pitch NBC has made is a "points month" where wins, signature moves and other things rack up "points" for wrestlers.

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