The question about is the WWE for sale or not is an old rumor that the newest slate of releases have brought up.
It’s nothing new as these things always get the rumor mill started, and a few months ago Jim Cornette covered this on his podcast, and said Vince McMahon will see if he can get more than Dana White did for the UFC.
This was brought up when news of the WWE moving the WWE Network to Peacock, and for good reason. As Cornette pointed out, it makes sense to sell after Vince is gone as well.
But these recent releases have a lot of people shaken up, especially when considering Braun Strowman is a main eventer, Aleister Black rebuilt his character and was beginning a feud with Big E, and so on.
So, the world of professional wrestling is once again wide open for rampant speculation.
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There could be other companies thrown into the mix like they were a year ago when Dutch Mantell shared on Twitter: “HUGE NEWS: Any truth to this. Overheard directly out of @WWE Stamford is that a deal is being negotiated to sell WWE & the network to @ESPN and @FOX by as early as Mid May.”
Oddly enough, since Disney purchased Fox prior to this, it was a definite possibility that the pandemic and subsequent lockdown prevented.
But the WWE’s current deal could complicate things, as could the recent releases.
On one hand, the WWE lowered the value of the company by releasing Strowman and Black, but it also helped them remove some potentially big contracts a new buyer wouldn’t have to deal with.
It’s an interesting situation given the current state of the WWE being poor at best creative wise and that would hurt the company as well, but could also make them appealing to a company looking to take things in a different direction.
There’s plenty to unpack, but in the end this could be nothing more than the speculation of fans on social media as the WWE wanted to open slots for NXT stars to be called up.
It’d add fresh blood to the main brands as well as NXT, so it makes sense and is most likely the reason behind all of this.
But there’s always that maybe floating around out there.
What do you think? Is the WWE for sale and who could buy it? Let us know in the comments below.
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