Report: WWE Feeling Optimistic About Next TV Deals
Positive signs for WWE
WWE's current TV deals do not expire until 2024 but higher-ups in the organisation are feeling confident about the next contracts they can negotiate, according to a report from PWInsider.
WWE's confidence comes after the Big Ten Conference secured a new seven-year TV deal with FOX, CBS, and NBC worth over $8 billion for college American football games. Higher-ups simply view this deal as 'the latest indication that WWE President Nick Khan's strategies and beliefs that WWE's live programming will place the company in a plum position when the rights to Raw and SmackDown come due, is indeed correct.'
Monday Night Raw currently airs on USA Network while Friday Night SmackDown is currently on FOX. The day two rights for Raw and SmackDown will be up for grabs sooner than 2024, though, with WWE's current deal with Hulu set to expire at the end of 2022.
Nick Khan was heavily involved in negotiations at WWE's last round of TV deals and he later joined the company as President. He is now Co-CEO of WWE with Stephanie McMahon following Vince McMahon's retirement in July of 2022.