WWE and UFC are now officially under the same TKO Holdings Group company. That could bring a ton of new possibilities to the table that some fans might never have realized before. There are a lot of options that WWE and UFC could explore, but it doesn’t appear they will pursue everything.
The new TKO Holdings Group is set to take off with all the steam and momentum they can right out of the gate. WWE and UFC will also be massive when it comes to cashflow. Through this whole merger, Triple H will also keep his position in WWE as Chief Content Officer.
Marc Raimondi spoke with WWE President Nick Khan recently, along with UFC COO Lawrence Epstein. During that conversation, it was noted that while WWE and UFC could also package their media deals, it’s not likely.
UFC/WWE could be packaged for a media rights deal but doesn’t seem likely. Epstein: “Could we end up on the same platform? Anything’s possible. But right now we’ve got a lot of diversity across major media companies here in the US and we’ll just have to sort of see what happens.”
WWE and UFC might even run package deal when they’re pitching events for cities. There are a lot of possibilities down the line, because both companies bring a ton of money to the table. That being said, WWE has ton of money coming in with their own ongoing television talks, so that part of the business is likely to remain separate.
The UFC also has their own deal with ESPN. WWE and Peacock still have a deal to air the company’s premium live events as well.
The pro wrestling world is an exciting place, and there is always change. This is no different, but the change is quite massive this time. We will be here to bring you all the updates at Ringside News, so keep coming back for more.
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