World Wrestling Entertainment and NBC Universal have been unable to reach a new deal on their television talks. The two sides failed to work out a agreement during the exclusive negotiating period and now WWE is free to seek outside offers for WWE RAW and SmackDown.
“WWE’s exclusive negotiating period with NBCU for our flagship television programs, Raw and SmackDown, has now expired. While we were unable to reach an agreement with NBCU during this period, we have certainly appreciated our long and productive partnership. With year-round, live programming that is highly coveted by programmers, distributors and advertisers, we are extremely excited about our future. We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the value of having the No. 1 show on cable and live content delivered 52 weeks a year.”
If WWE leaves NBC and where they go remains to be seen.