Peacock will soon be the exclusive home of the WWE Network for fans in the United States. They weren’t the only platform that WWE was talking to.
Vince McMahon said last year that the company was talking to “serious players” in regards to who will host their content. The company was discussing multiple destinations for their programming.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Dave Meltzer spoke about WWE’s new deal with Peacock. He presumed that ESPN was a part of the talks, but he knows that ESPN is done with WWE.
“This is conjecture, and what I have to say later is not conjecture. I believe that there’s a good chance that ESPN was a part of the talks. I believe three weeks ago ESPN knew that they wouldn’t get it. That’s my conjecture. What I do know is that ESPN has pretty much shut down all WWE content. Right now no more WWE on ESPN.”
We’ll have to see how things turn out as WWE enters this new deal with Peacock. Now fans will get to spend $9.99 a month for Peacock’s commercial-free service and get an even better value. ESPN might have been in the running as well, but they obviously weren’t able to close the deal.
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