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Nick Khan Reveals Potential WWE Sale – “We Haven’t Discussed It Once”

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According to WWE President, Nick Khan, there has not been any internal or external discussions about World Wrestling Entertainment being sold to NBCUniversal.

On January 25, 2021, it was announced by both WWE and NBCUniversal that the latter had acquired the rights to the WWE Network in the United States and it would be airing exclusively on their Peacock streaming service beginning March 18.

Following the announcement, speculation began to run rife that the next logical step would be for the television giant to launce an all-out bid to acquire the company as a whole in the same way Vince McMahon purchased World Championship Wrestling in March 2001.

However, in an interview with Forbes, WWE President Nick Khan has shot down rumours of talks between the businesses and stated that there have been zero talks of Vince McMahon selling his company:

“We haven’t discussed it once. At all. By the way, thrilled with being on network TV at Fox. I think I sort of pushed on the emphasis [during the earnings call] on broadcast television, and how important that is, so love that, love what we’re doing with NBC, but no, there has been no dialogue internally or externally on anything like that.”

With the move to Peacock also comes a drop in price for American subscribers who will now only pay $4.99 per month instead of the current $9.99. With that price comes access to the entire library of NBCU shows currently streaming on the service with the only minor caveat that wrestling fans will not be able to pause or rewind live shows until the replay become available on-demand.

Credit for the interview: Forbes

h/t for the transcription: Fightful