By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The leading contenders for the WWE Smackdown television rights are Fox, Facebook, and Amazon, according to Variety.com. The new story follows the HollywoodReporter.com report that Raw will be staying with NBCU for nearly three times the price of the current deal.
Powell’s POV: The story also notes the possibility of moving the show to WWE Network. That seems unlikely to me given the type of money the company can generate from the television rights deal. WWE has previously stated that they will announce their new deal sometime between now and September. Their current deal with NBCU runs through September 2019.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Jake Barnett co-hosting the Boom and Dot Net Weekly combo show. Jason and Jake discuss Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy, Alberto Del Rio being accused of sexual assault, WWE's IC Title tournament, Mike Tyson appearing at AEW Double Or Nothing, Undertaker's Last Ride documentary, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV thoughts, and more...