WWE and NBCU fail to meet agreement

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Crayo, Feb 18, 2014.

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  2. I'm still thinking it will end up with NBCU when all is said in done.
    Thanks for posting this though, I hadn't found anything prior to seeing this :emoji_slight_smile:
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  3. you don't have to thank this jabroni. just spit at his feet and remind him to not make eye contact
  4. If Court Bauer is to be believed the only real competitor for NBCU right now is Fox Sports 1, with Viacom showing interest as well according to the great Meltzini, da dirtsheet genie.
  5. Yay, I speculated Fox Sports 1 days ago! Dolph'sLockard!#

    VIacom though, they have TFA already. dramaaaaaaaaaaaa
  6. I was doing some more reading about this and it seems that WWE is actually shopping around "Saturday Morning Slam" in addition to RAW, Smackdown, Main Event, Total Divas.. Now if I'm not mistaken they stopped doing the SMS last year, do you think this means they're planning on bringing it back even if they go back to NBCU?
  7. The lack of a deal makes me wonder what was the sticking point between NBCU and WWE.

    It also makes me wonder if Fox will have the same response or is it something that just NBC doesn't like.

  8. Bad move by NBCU. Am not sure just how much demand the stations have for WWE programming (or how much it would tarnish Fox Sports 1's image, sadly) but from what I've read the networks LOVE it because it's appointment viewing that "is better watched live" (disagree, but still). Surely they could have locked up WWE for cheaper if they would have met on an agreement by now, right? How silly of them to let this free agent hit the open market.

    Besides, Smackdown was a perfect fit for your shitty NBC Sports Network. Every single time I turn it on they're showing fishing. Smackdown ratings > fishing.
  9. WWE is the hottest sports commodity next to the NFL according to Forbes, it's also the highest drawing shows on both USA and Syfy and the only TV show that goes head to head with MNF and isn't completely embarrassed in the ratings. It's something good to have on your network definitely.
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  10. To build off of that, Raw is consistently the highest-rated cable television show every week and number two isn't even close (in fact, since Smackdown moved to Syfy, I'm pretty sure Smackdown has been number two).

    I doubt that Fox Sports is concerned about their brand being hurt by airing WWE television. I mean, it was a Fox entity that put Glenn Beck on the air for years.

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  11. Tried to word that post specifically for Stop + Waco + Lockard to make really smart posts. 2/3 isn't bad.

    Thanks, guys.
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  12. Oxygen and MTV are about to make moves.
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  13. Wow...nobody wants to miss out on that Oprah money.

  14. Can she go through the locker room saying "You get a car! And you get a car! And you get a car!"
    Everyone gets a car, but the Uso's have to work for their keys since their dad did that thing with Austin so long ago...

    Then we can have the first ever "Everyone paints everyone else's car backstage at the same time" segment and get a big brawl.
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  15. Booking skills.....you have them.

    WWE, hire this man!

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