​Backstage Update – WWE’s Future With NBC Universal

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Partial Source: Pwinsider.com

We should have a clear picture on WWE’s future with NBC Universal
on May 15th. This is when NBC and other networks come together for the upfronts,
and announce their future plans, including what shows are returning, debuting
and so on and so forth

In past years, WWE personalities have appeared at upfronts for the
different NBC Universal-owned networks that carry WWE programming, including The
USA Network, SyFy and E!. Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio appeared at the USA
Network upfronts in 2013. The Miz, CM Punk and others have appeared at previous
upfront presentations as well.

NBC will be putting on one, united presentation this year. At this
time, there are no WWE stars scheduled to appear. It should be noted that WWE is
on a European tour next week, which may be why no one is announced as
appearing.


WWE went through the exclusive negotiating period with NBC
Universal, and once that was over in mid-February, they hit the open market to
look for the best TV deal. Even if WWE gets a better offer, NBC Universal has
the right to match any deal to keep WWE programming.


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