WWE is known to be the global juggernaut in the world of professional wrestling. It is the mecca for every aspiring superstar and company to associate with. In spite of its global reach and high financial standing, apparently, its deep pockets could not close a partnership deal with an independent promotion, rejecting their substantial offer.
Brett Lauderdale, owner of Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) provide confirmation that the GCW live shows and back catalog will be available on FITE+ on November 1, 2022. Lauderdale also discussed WWE’s offer to bring it over to their home network, Peacock, and if Stephanie McMahon would be mad about his announcement. Brett discussed this news with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.
“Of course. I think that she’s very frustrated. She made a very substantial and healthy offer to us to bring us to Peacock.”
When Sean Ross Sapp asked about how the deal with FITE+ came through, Lauderdale chose to not disclose the details. He did, however, mention being invited to WrestleMania by WWE in order to lock in the deal. The GCW owner is still hoping that his partnership with FITE+ would not sour his relationship with the WWE in the future.
We have great relationships with people across the board in every major company. You could see us pop up at any time and it shouldn’t be surprising.”
We are yet to see if this arrangement with FITE+ will affect Brett Lauderdale’s relationship with WWE. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.
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