Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE has led to much speculation about the future of the company. Even before the hush money payment scandal, there have been long-standing rumors that the company would sell to the right buyer. While they are not actively shopping the company, WWE would listen to any reasonable offer.

The company is valued at close to $5 billion. With major broadcast and streaming rights deals in place that guarantee a profit, buying WWE would not be a cheap endeavor. However, some names might have a better chance of putting together the financing than others.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer was asked if he thought The Rock or Tony Khan would be able to buy the company if they wanted. Meltzer noted that WWE would not turn Khan away just because he was a competitor. If he wanted to and could get the money, they would take the right offer.

“Tony [Khan] himself, on this day, does not have the money to buy it [WWE], but would he have the contacts to put a proposal together? Would he want to do it? I think he would want to do it. Whether he could do it, you know, pull it off before? Again, I don’t rule that one out, either.


I mean, that would be the irony of all ironies, but put it this way. It’s not like if Tony goes in there and goes, ‘You know what, I want to own both top companies,’ and he gets the right contacts and the right partners and the right capital and everything like that, there is not going to be a thing in WWE where they go, ‘Oh, he started opposition, we’re never going to sell to him.’ If he has the right offer, they will.”

Meltzer did say he doesn’t expect Tony Khan to make an offer for WWE. However, the company would not turn him down just because he started AEW. While it is unlikely, this is sure to cause all sorts of speculation in the wrestling fan community.

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Transcription by Ringside News

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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