Yesterday, NBC Universal’s exclusive window to renew all WWE programming came to an end, and unless they coughed up the money that WWE was looking for, the company is now in a position to deal with other potential networks.
WWE has not announced that it has reached a deal and more likely will not announce anything until April judging from previous comments from WWE executives.
All WWE shows were timed to expire together for the first time ever so whoever gets to win the deal will get all the WWE programming.
WWE left Spike TV back in October 2005 and moved back “home” to USA Network, which hosted RAW since its inception back in 1993.
WWE is looking to at least double the money on their current deal and networks will be fighting for their shows considering they bring in the desired ratings in the most important demographic in television.