WWE is in the middle of negotiating new television contracts and although it’s not a lock that NBC Universal will retain Raw it’s going to be hard for anyone else to match their offer.
Dave Meltzer discussed SmackDown Live’s fate on Wrestling Observer Radio seeing how NBC doesn’t seem interested in picking up WWE’s Tuesday night show. As it turns out we might be getting an extra hour of SmackDown too.
“I can’t say for sure, it would be horrific if it did I can’t say that it won’t. I don’t know what is going to happen because you’re talking about a lot of different things that are in play with a lot of different people.”
“Look, if it’s a tv station they’ll probably want the third hour. If it’s a streaming service, who knows? Nobody knows how streaming services work yet really. It’s still in an experimental phase but Amazon is interested and Facebook is interested.”
It’s interesting that Netflix or Hulu haven’t thrown their hat in the ring but they might not want to put up the kind of money WWE is asking for their Blue Brand.
But it’s still not out of the picture that fans will soon get 6 hours of WWE main roster content every week not counting 205 Live.
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