NBCUniversal has until midnight on Friday to accept or reject WWE’s final offer to continue as their domestic television partner. If rejected, formal negotiations and bids with other networks can start taking place on Saturday.
While WWE had expected a lot of suitors lined up for their domestic TV rights, we reported exclusively here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com that it was currently a race between NBCUniversal and Viacom following an exclusive negotiating period with their current partner. WWE’s talks with Turner and Fox were not believed to be significant enough to reach an agreement.
WWE is expected to select its media partners by March 4, 2014. Should a move happen, it would not go into effect until October 2014.