WWE made a big announcement today. The WWE Network will move to Peacock on March 18th. This means the traditional WWE Network is going away for United States subscribers, but it’s been a long process getting to this point.
Vince McMahon made a mention about talking to “serious players” around WrestleMania last year. That move didn’t happen, but the talks were very real.
According to Fightful Select, the negotiations have been ongoing for a long time. It was reported that WWE has been working on this deal since “at least last January.”
Talks have been ongoing since at least last January to migrate the WWE Network to another streaming platform or service, however we were not able to confirm that was with Peacock at the time.
It was also reported that several expected a move to Peacock “much sooner than this.” The “state of the world” is said to have been something that they had to work through, and that slowed down the deal a bit.
There are some mixed internal reactions regarding WWE Network’s move to Peacock. This deal is set to affect United States subscribers, and the rest of the world will presumably be able to carry on as usual.