WWE has deals with Fox and NBCU, two competing network entities. It was previously reported that Fox is less than thrilled about Peacock getting so much promotion during their WWE programming. This is incredibly interesting, especially after it came to light that WWE allegedly blocked another company from getting a spot on Fox’s streaming platform.
Fightful Select reports that a source in WWE stated that if Fox wanted WWE programming so badly, then they could have bid the money that Peacock did. Fox owns a streaming platform, Tubi, and has become the source of a bit of controversy.
It was noted in the report that WWE put the kibosh on Tubi inking a deal with another “third-party wrestling company” who had landed a deal with Tubi. MLW is the company in question.
A source close to Fox that Fightful spoke with indicated that WWE did not respond favorably to the deal, which was to be announced imminently after WWE was made aware. As a result, the future of that third party deal was in question.
Fox declined to comment on this story, also MLW and WWE declined to release an official comment on the matter. For what it’s worth, a source from Peacock said that they are very happy with their WWE deal.
This is an interesting piece of information and it also goes to show that WWE still sees the greater pro wresting world outside of their walls. We will continue monitoring this story here at Ringside News.
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