WWE Smackdown Loses Important TV Deal

WWE have released Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Santana Garrett, and Buddy Murphy. The reason cited was part of budget cuts, and Strowman was being paid $1.2 million per year according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The former WWE Universal Champion signed a new contract in October 2019, so the budget cut regarding Strowman is the WWE’s biggest saving financially from all of the talent cuts in the last year plus during the pandemic. Braun Strowman was fired by WWE for a very surprising reason as well. 



Previously, more details regarding WWE’s decision to release Braun Strowman from his contract had been revealed. Braun Strowman’s contract definitely played a role in him getting fired. On top of that, Braun Strowman was viewed as an ‘obsolete’ WWE Superstar and ‘two years past his prime.

That was only just the beginning as WWE continued to release several Superstars o the past few months. Their latest set of releases included the likes of Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Ember Moon, Mia Yim and Nia Jax.

According to J Sports, Monday Night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown broadcasts will end in Japan this year and more next year as well.

Notice of end of “WWE Raw” and “WWE SmackDown” broadcasts and end of J SPORTS on-demand “WWE pack” serviceThank you for watching J SPORTS. December 31, 2021 all 6 programs of English version / Japanese subtitled version / highlight version of “WWE Raw” and “WWE SmackDown” that have been delivered to WWE fans nationwide for many yearsBroadcasting / distribution of the “PPV Tournament” will end on December 27th (Monday).In addition, the video distribution service J SPORTS on-demand paid product “WWE Pack”will end on January 31, 2022 (Monday).

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has watched J SPORTS’WWE programs for a long time.Notice regarding J SPORTS on-demand “WWE pack”J SPORTS On Demand’s “WWE Pack” will end on January 31, 2022 (Monday) and will be automatically canceled, but in January, except for “WWE Raw # 1492 Japanese Subtitled First Delivery”, overlooked delivery content Will be provided only. If you do not wish to watch the content in January, please cancel the contract by the end of December.

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Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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