Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

WWE 'Smackdown' Up for Grabs as NBCUniversal Moves to Pin Down 'Raw'

WWE Could Be In A Bidding War For 'Smackdown Live' While 'Raw' Gets Big Renewal WWE 'Smackdown' Up for Grabs as NBCUniversal Moves to Pin Down 'Raw'
Herman Weaver | 17 May, 2018, 12:45

The announcement of less-than-expected rights fees sent the company's stock price crashing down. It was noted that a new deal for RAW would be worth three times the current value, which would open up Smackdown moving to a new network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni, we could see RAW and Smackdown on separate networks in the future.

No word yet on where SmackDown will end up but Fox has been speculated.

This is according to a new write-up from The Hollywood Reporter, who state that NBCUniversal are keen to retain Raw in a deal that could close at up to three times the now contract's value, but will let SmackDown go to open bidding.

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WWE's contract with NBCU is set to expire in September 2019.

NBCUni snagged the rights to SmackDown back in 2010.

There's a big live-sports rights deal up for grabs. At the time, the company is said to have paid $30 million for rights to the franchise. It marked the first time that the top three shows were broadcast on the same network. It first aired on SyFy before moving to U.S. in 2016. Not only do they get to keep their long-standing relationship with NBC/USA, but they would also have the energy of another media conglomerate behind them in Fox.

For the past few years now, NBCUniversal owned the rights to both WWE Raw and Smackdown Live.

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