WWE Expected To Sign Monster TV Licensing Deal, Goldust Drops Weight, Nikki Bella Speaks

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- Forbes SportsMoney did a feature on the upcoming TV licensing deal that WWE is expected to sign with NBC Universal. Analysts speculated the deal could see WWE receiving four to six times their current $140 million a year deal and top NASCAR's $4.5 billion/10-year contract. Click here to watch the segment in its entirety.

- WWE Tag Team Champions Goldust and Cody Rhodes did media in Tampa on Tuesday. You can watch an interview where Goldust talks about dropping 60 pounds at this link.

- Nikki Bella talked to dot com about her leg injury that she thought could have ended her career. You can read it at this link.

  • Stephen

    Holy hell that’s an insanely huge deal! Mind = Blown

  • jdl

    And this means what? WWE programming moves to NBC?

    • Avalanchian

      Well USA is still a part of them. Maybe Smackdown moves sometime to another channel though.

      • JJ

        Syfy is also owned by NBC/Universal so I don’t see smackdown moving anytime soon.

  • Casper

    I’m not sure what it exactly entails, but keep in mind NBC/Universal owns the USA Network.

  • mike

    What would that mean for the wwe network? I was under the impression that the shows would air on the network…would they be on both? Won’t that hurt ratings for USANBC?

    • Brandon van Reenen

      I’m not exactly clued up on how TV works in the US, but couldn’t NBC launch the WWE Network under the same banner as SyFy, USA, Universal etc?

  • Ant_C

    This big money deal for WWE, 4.5 billion for 10 years of nascar, 250 million for three years of premier league. NBC is just throwing money around like TNA or WCW to get these deals.

  • thepowerserge

    If that means a move from USA to NBC, then Vinnie Mac needs to find a way to make and KEEP his shows as interesting as possible every week. Might mean not relying on John Freaking Cena to pull the load every damn time the ratings slump a bit. Here’s a novel idea: How about using your existing talent and actually building NEW stars rather than constantly relying on existing ones or bringing back past guys.

  • David

    This Deal could be for the wwe network thru and possibly replacing a NBC/Universal channel and putting on WWE Network. I would think either ShopNBC or Bravo could be the new WWE Network.

  • WrestlingFan4Life

    Is it time to buy WWE stock yet?