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Old 01-11-2018, 12:21 PM   #5
Conspiracy Victim Vito
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If UFC was to walk from their deal with FOX (which has a real chance of happening, since UFC feel severely undermarketed by FOX), it will be a huge win for WWE any way you'll cut it.

USA will want to keep WWE, and FOX will make a play for WWE. And a bidding war will commence, with WWE retaining not just the ability to make a lot of cash but also dictate the terms of their deal. Pretty sure the 3 Hour RAW was put in play by the USA Network who wanted to reap more from RAW's ability to pull in abnormal figures on monday nights, hence why they also went in for SD Live when their SyFy deal ended because SDLive manages to be somewhat comparable in being able to get consistently high ratings for their time slot and competition.

If FOX tables a massive deal that blows USA out of the water, then odds are the 3 Hour show might easily revert back to being a 2 hour affair. Not just because of the newscast at 10, but because WWE probably prefers that. If USA outbids FOX, WWE could also negotiate the show back to 2 hours if that's what WWE wants.

However it is played, WWE would be set to make out like bandits.
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