WWE is expected to sell the company to the UFC’s parent company, Endeavor. This move will see a new publicly traded company form with UFC and WWE, but Superstars might not be too concerned about losing out on money.
It was previously reported that WWE Superstars will likely be allowed to open OnlyFans accounts once again with this new company deal. That could generate a new income stream for them, but their contracts aren’t likely to suffer either.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer spoke about the approaching sale, and just what it will mean for WWE Superstar contracts.
“I would think that the salaries of the wrestlers will not go down, but as we’ve seen in UFC, guys who become free agents, I mean there are guys, and there are usually guys a little past their peak […] guys like that who were stars, these type of people were stars, but they’re getting old who Chris Coker or PFL make bids for to offer more money. If we look at what happened to UFC, it could be ‘you know what? We’re a machine.'”
“Roman Reigns can go away tomorrow, we’re fine. Brock Lesnar can go away tomorrow, we’re fine. John Cena left, we’re growing. They could say ‘this is our salary structure, we’re not over bidding on anybody.’ I can see that, because that’s what they did with the UFC, and a lot of what they did with the UFC, they’ll do here.”
The big money for Endeavor will come with media rights deals. It will be very interesting to see what WWE does, but the idea of getting all of your WWE pay-per-view events with a subscription to Peacock might not last long.
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Transcription by Ringside News