Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

WWE 'Smackdown' Up for Grabs as NBCUniversal Moves to Pin Down 'Raw'

WWE 'Smackdown' Up for Grabs as NBCUniversal Moves to Pin Down 'Raw'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, SmackDown is now up for open bidding and the TV rights are being shopped to various networks. Fox is listed in the story as a potential home for Smackdown, though it's unstated whether it would be the Fox broadcast network or a seemingly more likely Fox cable network such as FS1.

WWE's current NBCU deal generated $180 million for the 2017 year, but that also included rights to Smackdown Live.

WWE's television future took an interesting turn on Wednesday, as NBCUniversal reportedly declined to re-up its current deal for SmackDown Live in an attempt to keep Monday Night Raw.

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WWE and NBCU both declined comment on the negotiations, which are still underway.

There's a big live-sports rights deal up for grabs.

NBCU have held the rights to SmackDown since 2010, paying a reported $30 million for the franchise.

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Smackdown Live moved to the USA Network July of 2016, after 17 years of appearing on SyFy, MyNetworkTV, UPN and others. SmackDown started airing live in May 2016, increasing the value for advertising during the wrestling show. The show began airing that year on Syfy, with corporate sibling United States of America heavily promoting it. SmackDown moved full time to US in January 2016, as the cable network home to Mr. Robot and The Sinner aired all three WWE shows: SmackDown, Raw and Tough Enough.

If it does play out this way, it's a dream scenario for WWE.

Thunderstorms and hail possible in Boulder today
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area, in effect until 11 p.m. on Tuesday . Temperatures will be dramatically cooler compared to the prior day, only climbing into upper 60s during the afternoon.


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