WWE has announced that it has terminated a broadcast partnership with Russian broadcaster Match, and shut down the WWE Network in Russia.
The company announced that these changes are effective immediately, eliminating access in Russia to any WWE programming, in the midst of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
WWE shared the following statement to its corporate site:
STAMFORD, Conn., March 3, 2022 – WWE released the following statement today:
“WWE has terminated its partnership with Russian broadcaster Match and shut down WWE Network in Russia effective immediately.
The move eliminates access in Russia to any WWE programming, including the company’s weekly Raw, SmackDown and NXT shows, its on-demand library, and all of its premium live events, including WrestleMania 38.”
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