WWE and AEW make a ton of money on their television deals. That being said, the multimedia landscape is always changing. Sometimes, events outside the pro wrestling business can go on to change how things go down within the confines of WWE and AEW as well.

A recent update shed light on the potential challenges in television deal negotiations for both WWE and AEW. It seems that things might not be as easy as they have been in the past, and changes could be made.

As both companies aim to secure new television deals, there have been ongoing speculations regarding whether their shows will remain on their current networks or seek a new broadcasting home. AEW seems to have a fine home with Warner Bros Discovery, but WWE is also open for business.

According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Daily Update, negotiations might face hurdles due to recent changes in the television business, particularly in other sporting leagues. These developments could potentially create challenges for both WWE and AEW as they navigate through the negotiation process.


“There is a giant news story coming from CNBC about Disney CEO Bob Iger attempting to make deals to give the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball minority owner stakes in ESPN.

“The idea to me seems to be that ESPN wants to get out of the spiraling rights games by offering the key content producers points in the company with the assurance that they will stay on ESPN.

“As we constantly talk about, the television business is rapidly changing and as more and more people no longer get cable, and cable carriage fees and advertising declines with them, the stations will no longer have the money to pay as much for programming.

“This spells potential disaster for every sport, as well as WWE, AEW and UFC, in attempts to continually get more money each negotiation period.

“The bottom hasn’t fallen out yet, and may not, but it feels to me this is the most dangerous challenge to this system that has served sports so well and made WWE and UFC into giant companies.”

We will have to see what happens in this situation. Hopefully, WWE and AEW will be able to secure fine deals and continue their journey on television. That being said, you never know what can happen, because the television bubble could burst at any moment.

The media landscape is always complicated, and full of a variety of possibilities. AEW and WWE will likely stay on television as long as they are in operation, but the big question is where they will call their home.

What’s your take on this story about the television landscape? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think about this situation!

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