A new report has claimed that all WWE content could be removed from Hulu if an agreement between the two sides isn’t reached within days.
Hulu and WWE have worked together since 2012, but that deal could soon be coming to an end. At present Hulu has exclusive next day streaming rights to both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown and exclusive rights to Main Event.
However, it has now been reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider that all WWE content could be removed from the platform as soon as September 25th with the existing contract coming to an end. Johnson adds that the measures will be taken if a new agreement is not reached between the two sides.
At time of writing negotiations continue as the two companies attempt to broker a new deal.
As well as new content, Hulu is also home to archived episodes of Total Divas, Total Bellas, 205 Live and WWE Superstars.
Interestingly the news comes after it was reported that WWE and AEW’s television partners could be heading for a merger in 2024. Analysts have suggested that Warner Bros. Discovery could be sold to NBCUniversal, but not until April 2024. This is because Comcast, who own NBCUniversal, have an option to sell the remaining 33% of their interest in Hulu to Disney.
Although it’s important to note that the option isn’t an obligation, with some commenting that comcast could even purchase Hulu outright. Comcast, via NBCUniversal also own Peacock, home of the WWE Network in the United States.