TKO President Mark Shapiro Comments On WWE Raw Media Negotiations, Possibly Pairing WWE Network And UFC

Mark Shapiro comments on WWE Raw media rights.

WWE has already renewed its media rights for WWE SmackDown and WWE NXT, which were set to expire in October 2024. SmackDown will move from Fox to USA Network while NXT will move from USA Network to CW Network.

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WWE Raw media rights are still being negotiated, and TKO President Mark Shapiro commented on the negotiations while speaking at UBS Global Media And Communication Conference.

"We're in conversations on Raw. Our deal with USA is not up until October of next year. We have time. We have time to be flexible, we have time to be creative. We have time to develop different solution models depending on what the player may be. We could go before the NBA if the price is right or after the NBA is somebody is left at the alter," he said. "Our job is to maximize the rights value of Raw."

WWE and UFC merged to become TKO in September, though the two promotions still operate as separate entities.

Commenting on WWE Network and UFC Fight Pass/UFC content, Shapiro said, "WWE Network, the deal with NBC is up in March 2026. We could take it to market all by itself or we could package it with UFC since it's similar content."

Nick Khan has previously said that WWE has multiple suitors for WWE Raw.

Fightful will update fans on WWE Raw media rights negotiations when more is known.

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