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.
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