WWE announce major broadcast change at WrestleMania kickoff event with launch of new ‘Speed’ show

ELON Musk is one step closer to getting into the ring after his popular social media site is set to launch a new series with an iconic wrestling company.

The WWE signed a deal with the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, to broadcast timed matches that will be done in five minutes or less.

The WWE signed a deal with X to stream fights on the site

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The WWE signed a deal with X to stream fights on the siteCredit: AFP
The WWE signed a two year deal with the social media site

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The WWE signed a two year deal with the social media siteCredit: Getty

The agreement is a two-year deal, and the show will be called WWE Speed.

The concept is simple: the matches will feature timed fights intended to finish as quickly as possible and can last up to five minutes.

The show will also be aired live to tape and is expected to debut sometime in the spring, according to the report from The Hollywood Reporter. 

The report also states the content will be exclusive and not seen or repurposed from other WWE programming.

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WWE Speed will showcase some of the company’s most prominent names, with shows airing weekly.

Fans can expect 52 weeks straight as the series features wrestlers from all three WWE brands: RAW, Smackdown, and NXT. 

The move should come as no surprise since the WWE has been reworking its broadcast and network deals recently.

The wrestling organization penned a lucrative five-year deal with The CW Network last November.

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It also marked the first time The CW will show wrestling content on the platform since it last aired WWE SmackDown in 2008.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, The CW will increase the NXT’s reach to 100 million American homes.

In January, the company announced Monday Night Raw would be moving to Netflix and off linear television for the first time since the show’s inception 31 years ago.

Netflix’s deal with the WWE will start in 2025.

It will cost the company over $5 billion.

Meanwhile, X continues to dabble in streaming services for its site; the social media app has already signed deals with former CNN host Don Lemon and sports talk host Jim Rome for shows.

The show will feature fights that will be completed in under five minutes

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The show will feature fights that will be completed in under five minutesCredit: Getty

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