Vince McMahon Under Pressure from USA and FOX to Produce Quality WWE Shows

Published 10/04/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon has created something unique, years ago. He created a television program that provided the audience with entertainment along with wrestling.

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Over the years, McMahon’s keen eye kept WWE as the number one wrestling show in the world. However, in recent times, things have taken a turn for the worst. WWE’s partner companies, USA Network, and Fox, are having doubts about Vince McMahon’s company.

The USA Network is unhappy with the steadily declining rate of viewership of the program. According to FightFul Select, both networks want some changes in the program.

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“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.”

“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.” [H/t Wrestling Edge]

It is understandable that both networks are expecting something new and fresh as their main competition, All Elite Wrestling, is doing a lot better.

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Things could get better for Vince McMahon and WWE

The WWE Draft couldn’t have come at a better time. It could be the saving grace that Vince McMahon needs to save his company from crumbling in the market. With AEW delivering compelling and need-to-watch shows every week, the demand for better programming is more essential than ever.

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Gone are the days when WWE could get away with mediocre programming since no other wrestling promotion was on their name value. Now, with AEW making name signings such as CM Punk, Adam Cole, and Bryan Danielson, just to name a few, the bar has been set very high.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

So in order to be the better company, WWE need to shake things up, both with their roster and their stories. If this year’s draft is good enough, things could start trending in the right direction. We can only hope at this moment.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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