Report: WWE Scraps Raw Underground

2 years ago by Louis Dangoor

Report: WWE Scraps Raw Underground

We haven’t seen Raw Underground on Monday Night Raw for the past few weeks, and Dave Meltzer is reporting in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the concept has been scrapped.

Meltzer noted that the underground fight club that Shane McMahon debuted back in August is “now considered done” by those within WWE. Here’s what the report notes:

Raw Underground for right now is considered done. At first it was dropped because of the COVID breakout and fear the extras who are in the crowd may have been exposed so it was shut down for a few weeks. But almost everyone who was part of that breakup is now back. Then again most were back either this week or last and this week with the draft it wouldn’t have fit as easily. There was fear that bringing all those people, both the wrestlers and the people they used as the audience, to Raw tapings could start a spread to the Raw roster and the idea is to keep NXT talent away from Raw and Smackdown talent as much as possible

The report notes that the concept was scrapped because of COVID safety regulations following the reported outbreak within NXT last month, and not because Raw Underground failed to get over with fans.

For the latest on WWE’s Raw Underground plans, stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com.

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