Freddie Prinze Jr. Claims Ex-FOX Executive Told Him WWE Wanted FOX To Buy Company


During the latest edition of his “Wrestling with Freddie” podcast, former WWE creative team writer Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that a former executive from FOX told him that WWE originally wanted FOX to buy the company. He said,

“I was talking to a dude who was interviewing to be their COO or the dude they wanted to interview. They ended up going with Nick Khan, [my friend] had passed, [he] just wanted to talk to me about the company. We were talking about the brand and he goes, ‘they wanted us to buy the whole product.’ He was an executive at FOX. ‘They wanted us to buy the whole brand, but the number they wanted wasn’t a number we were going to pay, so we licensed SmackDown instead.’ I said, ‘Were you even considering the job?’ ‘No, I just wanted to talk to you and make sure I wasn’t crazy and losing my mind.’ ‘It’s a crazy place to work. You have a nice job in LA, your family is in LA, stay in LA.’ I knew they were going to sell a long time ago off that and that hit me like a ton of bricks.“

(h/t – Fightful)

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