WWE Chairman Vince McMahon could be in trouble after USA Network are seemingly unhappy with the declining rate of viewership. WWE and Fox’s relationship has been a bit strained recently, but their deal with the USA Network seems much better. But that is not helping them in keeping the network happy.
Vince McMahon would be concerned
Fightful Select had released an in-depth report about the USA Network’s reactions to WWE programming. Fox is also not thrilled that Peacock is advertised so much on their network. Some at the USA Network have expressed “counter-concerns” regarding some of the people at Fox who aren’t “over the moon” about WWE using their platform to promote Peacock. Big E Drops John Cena Bombshell
“A source we spoke to at USA Network pointed to the Hell in a Cell matches that both aired on Fox and USA Network surrounding the PPV as a look at some of the posturing between networks, and WWE doing their best to work with both sides.”
WWE and USA Network share a very long-term connection. USA Network sources reportedly “quickly dismissed the notion of ‘not caring’ about the quality of the program.” They are also well aware of viewership trends and the decline of that viewership as well.
USA Network would like to see the declining viewership of RAW addressed. They are tired of “scapegoats and shortcuts” and would like to see changes now that live fans have returned.
The same source said that there were several at USA who grew tired of “scapegoats and shortcuts” in the two years before the pandemic, and wanted that to change now that live fans have returned.
We will see if Vince decides shuffle the product as WWE Draft is in progress which will continue next week on RAW.