WWE chief Vince McMahon negotiating free-to-air highlights package in the UK


WWE are reportedly negotiating a free-to-air highlights package in the UK.

The world’s largest wrestling company confirmed this month their three-decade long partnership with Sky Sports was over.

Vince McMahon is in talks with UK broadcasters to air a weekly free-to-air highlights show

Vince McMahon and his fellow chiefs instead signed a multi-year deal with BT Sport to show Monday Night Raw and SmackDown from next year.

According to SportsBusiness Media, now WWE is in discussions over a free-to-air highlights package with broadcasters in the UK with the hopes of attracting new viewers.

It is claimed the potential package would begin in 2020.

Wrestling fans in Britain have been unable to watch WWE on terrestrial television since the early 2000s.

Channel 4 briefly used to show Sunday Night Heat.

Now it seems that could be about to change as McMahon continues his shake-up of the company in an attempt to boost ratings.

Two days ago he appointed Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as new Executive Directors of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live respectively.

He hopes their creative input will bolster viewing numbers and attendances at live shows.

This latest move comes after rival promotion All Elite Wrestling confirmed a partnership with ITV for a highlights show.



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