WWE/NBC Universal Update
The following statement was released by the WWE:
“WWE’s exclusive negotiating period with NBCU for our flagship television programs, ‘Raw’ and ‘SmackDown,’ has now expired. While we were unable to reach an agreement with NBCU during this period, we have certainly appreciated our long and productive partnership. With year-round, live programming that is highly coveted by programmers, distributors and advertisers, we are extremely excited about our future. We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the value of having the #1 show on cable and live content delivered 52 weeks a year.”
The WWE is looking for a significant increase from the $139.5 million they currently receive from their programming in the U.S.
Credit Dave Scherer, PWInsider.com
WWE Editing Out Chairshots to the Head on All Archived Footage?
According to Wade Keller of PWTorch.com, the edit will show the wrestler swing the chair and the aftermath of the shot but their will be a “glitch-like” pause before contact is made.
Credit Wade Keller, PWTorch Newsletter
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