Endeavor is merging the UFC and WWE, and that could bring a lot of changes. WWE also had a lot of plans already in the pipeline and contracts in place, and a merger isn’t going to alter those plans either.
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During the conference, WWE CEO Nick Khan answered a question about WWE possibly leaving Peacock. He doesn’t know what the future holds, but their deal with Peacock still has a lot of time left.
We’ll see what happens in the Peacock situation, as everyone knows, that’s not up for another couple of years.
Nick Khan also said that they are very knowledgeable about other possible buyers. They keep a very close eye on the market, their competitors, and what everyone is offering across the board.
Nick Khan also noted that “exclusive means exclusive,” they are going to keep things with FOX and USA Network in that regard. They will keep WWE pay-per-views on Peacock as well. That being said, you never know what the landscape will look like in a couple of years when the time comes to talk about the Peacock deal.
WWE is always looking toward the future and the possibility of evaluating their options, but they are not leaving Peacock right now. This might give some fans a sense of ease as they know that a UFC model with an ESPN+ premium pay-per-view event pay upcharge isn’t going to be a possibility for, at least, a couple of years.
What’s your take on this situation with the Endeavor buyout? Will they change the way WWE presents pay-per-view events?