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WWE has terminated it’s broadcast partnership and shut down the WWE Network in Russia. According to a press release sent by the company on Thursday morning, the move eliminates all access to WWE programming including Raw, Smackdown, NXT, premium live events, and the WWE library.
“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.”
This move is obviously in reaction to Russia’s invasion and war with Ukraine. Additional details on the length of this decision were not made clear.