The WWE gets viewers and wrestling fans to invest in superstar feuds every week on Monday Night RAW, Smackdown Live, and NXT, but the newest feud is taking place outside of the ring.
RAW and Smackdown Live are broadcast every week on the USA Network, which is part of NBC Universal's portfolio of networks. According to recent reports, NBC Universal is currently at odds with Charter Communications, which recently made headlines by joining up with Time Warner Cable, consolidating the big two companies into one giant cable provider.
This is where the problem comes in (via CageSideSeats). Charter Communications has rejected NBC Universal's package price for their networks, and the contract is set to expire on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Charter Communications currently serves about 16 million Americans with service, and if they can't get a deal worked out before then, that means a lot of viewers won't have access to USA Network and the WWE's weekly programming.
NBCU has started a campaign on delivermyshows.com that is enlisting viewer's help in getting Charter to resign the agreement. Charter is a primary carrier in certain areas, and if the deal isn't done before January 2nd, that means a hefty amount of viewers won't be able to tune in live to see Goldberg's big return to Monday Night RAW.
For WWE's sake, hopefully, this feud isn't a long running one.
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