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WWE shuts down the WWE Network in Russia, terminates broadcast partnership

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WWE issued the following:

WWE® TERMINATES BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP AND SHUTS DOWN WWE NETWORK IN RUSSIA

 STAMFORD, Conn., March 3, 2022 – WWE released the following statement today:

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“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 RawSmackDown and NXT shows, its on-demand library, and all of its premium live events, including WrestleMania 38.”

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