They have people to please. WWE knows how to make more money than they know what to do with most of the time and that has certainly been the case as of late. The company has a group of major income sources, with their television deals near the top of the list. Those deals keep WWE profitable every year and that means WWE is going to want to do what they can to keep them around. It seems they have been doing it even more as of late.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE has been going out of its way to make FOX happy. This is because WWE feels FOX does not need them, as SmackDown’s audiences are lower than FOX’s averages. As a result, WWE has put several bigger names on SmackDown, including Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte. There is nothing to suggest that FOX will be dropping WWE or changing their time slot. WWE began a five year deal with FOX in September 2019.
Opinion: What matters here is that WWE seems to be making FOX happy. While WWE might not be drawing the same number of viewers that FOX usually gets, WWE does offer FOX some benefits without any of the headache. All FOX has to do is sign a check and WWE programming will be right there. WWE is about halfway through their FOX deal and what matters is getting another deal in the future, which they might just be able to do.
What do you think of WWE’s time on FOX? How can WWE make SmackDown better? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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