WWE and NBC Universal Fail To Reach Deal For TV Rights, WWE Issues Statement



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As PWMania.com reported, NBC Universal’s exclusive negotiating period with WWE expired last Friday. WWE and NBCU were unable to reach a deal. WWE will now shop their programming to other networks. WWE could still sign a deal with NBCU as NBCU has the right to match any offer that WWE receives from other networks. RAW and SmackDown will continue to air on USA and Syfy until September 30th, regardless of who WWE goes with. WWE issued the following statement:

“WWE’s exclusive negotiating period with NBCU for our flagship television programs, Raw and SmackDown, has now expired. While we were unable to reach an agreement with NBCU during this period, we have certainly appreciated our long and productive partnership. With year-round, live programming that is highly coveted by programmers, distributors and advertisers, we are extremely excited about our future. We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the value of having the No. 1 show on cable and live content delivered 52 weeks a year.”


  • OrangesofDeath

    “We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the
    value of having the No. 1 show on cable and live content delivered 52
    weeks a year.” Ha. Eat shit NBCU.

    I hope the WWE gets a good deal soon. I’d love for them to live stream their content on the WWE Network, but that’s not likely.

  • James Humwood

    they should go to spike tv lol that would be a big FU to tna but in a serious note hopefully they can find a new network :P

  • Sterling Micheal Patrick Holme

    Spike TV for the goal meaning both WWE & TNA air on spike what a win for them both

  • POP FATHER

    They were with spike already they not goin back


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