Update on WWE RAW Underground's future
WWE has already captured a bunch of new RAW Underground footage following the Shane McMahon-helmed fight club's debut on this week's episode of the former flagship show.
This is according to Fightful Select, who report that WWE was still filming content for RAW Underground until approximately midnight this past Monday, which should theoretically keep them well-stocked for the next few weeks.
The story also provides insight on the creative process that brought Underground to life. Regarding Shane, a number of other hosts were also considered for the role before WWE landed on McMahon, while the term "Underground" had been thrown around in creative meetings several times prior to the fight club's conception, with the team eventually choosing to apply it here.
RAW Underground debuted to a divided response on this week's RAW, with its sepia camera filters and dingy setting intended to capture a grittier, edgier feel, and the matches closer to shoot style than Sports Entertainment. If nothing else, the 100,000 extra viewers this and the pre-advertised faction debut convinced to tune into RAW will prolong its lifespan for at least another few weeks. The pre-show marketing paid off.
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