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How would WWE fare if RAW and Smackdown are cancelled by NBCU?

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The subject says it all.

Let's say that for whatever reason, NBCU/USA decides to get rid of all WWE programming (Total Divas, RAW and Smackdown), how would WWE fare and continue to make money?
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With their current business model, it would be a quick death.

If they changed things up to survive, it would mean a lot of cutbacks. Most of the roster fired, extreme cutbacks on production, end of the brandsplit, probably bring it down to one show a week...etc.
 

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They would lose alot of money but they would still survive. They could put it on the network. Already has 1.5 milion subscribers. Could probably go up to 2 milion with raw and smackdown. Thats a total of 240 milion per year on the network alone. Add in merchandise,wwe studios, live events etc etc they would still be the biggest wrestlingcompany in the world.

Hell the product would probably be alot better without pg , 3 hours and a bunch of sponsors to worry about which might help them
 

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WWE is too big to fail without a serious competitor and that will never arise thanks to WWE's diligence in ensuring it doesn't happen. Another network would pay them for programming (a lot less but WWE can cost-cut as required)

The biggest danger to WWE right now is if Shane or Steph/HHH throw their toys out of the pram if they don't get to succeed Vince.
 

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I think they would get rid of the weekly shows and switch to more of a NJPW touring schedule and either air them on WWE or maybe Spike
 
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