WWE Close To Signing New Deal With NBC Universal For Raw While Shopping Smackdown

According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, NBC Universal is looking to bring back WWE Raw at a hefty increase while declining to re-up WWE Smackdown, allowing the company to shop the Tuesday night staple around to other media outlets.

The report said that the Raw deal "is expected to close at as much as three times its current value" and would remain on USA Network. They added that Fox is a potential suitor for Smackdown, a network that had been rumored for months for Raw as well.