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Nick Khan says WWE okay to go back to PPVs if new media rights holder wants it

WWE Chief Executive Officer Nick Khan has said that the company is open to reverting to pay-per-views if whoever pays for their media rights wanted that and are willing to pay for it. Khan made the comments on The Marchand & Ourand Sports Media Podcast.

The deal would be similar to what the UFC does with ESPN+. ESPN pays the UFC millions of dollars every year for their content but also charges customers $79.99 for each pay-per-view. Besides, the pay-per-views are exclusively on ESPN+, so customers would need to pay the subscription for ESPN+ on top of that.

That would mean if Peacock’s parent company NBCUniversal decided to renew their WWE Network deal when it expires in a few years, they can charge extra for all the monthly events, now referred to by WWE as premium live events.

WWE did away with pay-per-views in 2014 after the introduction of the WWE Network, with the shows being included in the $9.99 monthly price. Once the Network moved to Peacock, the price decreased to $4.99 a month.

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