WWE is always working to secure big deals, and they have some very big contracts running up with their television rights deals. It seems that they are still talking about the possibilities in that situation.
USA Network and FOX had an exclusive window where they could have exclusive talks with WWE to retain RAW and SmackDown respectively. It appears that those windows have expired, and WWE is very much open for business.
Nick Khan disclosed that WWE is actively engaged in negotiations for the media rights of their flagship shows, namely Raw, SmackDown, and WWE NXT. These developments underscore WWE’s dedication to exploring fresh opportunities and forging partnerships to enhance their global presence and influence in the realm of sports entertainment.
It was note noted by Nick Khan who is in the running to attain WWE programming. Previous reports listed several possible broadcasting partners, including streaming services. It was also noted that the reason why talks are taking longer is due to the fact that starting prices are much higher this time than they were the last time the company engaged in talks.
It was also noted during that call that Vince McMahon has taken a medical leave of absence. This is due to his spinal surgery, and Nick Khan made it clear that they are going to respect his privacy.
We’ll have to see what WWE looks like in a year. They will probably be making a lot more money, and fans might just have to tune into a different channel, or even entire platform, to watch the company’s product.
What’s your take on WWE moving off USA Network and FOX? Where would you like to see WWE television move to? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think about this situation!