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WWE reportedly making at least $50 Million per year with NXT TV deal

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It hasn’t been long since the news of Raw and SmackDown’s new TV deals shocked everyone due to the amount of money involved and now a new report reveals that the third brand of the company will also be fetching a good amount for the company.

We noted before how reports suggested that WWE has decided to move NXT to TV to compete with AEW and the company made this news official earlier yesterday.

While all the details of WWE’s deal with USA for the broadcasting of the Black and Yellow brand are not known, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that the company will be making “$50 million or more” per year with the deal.

This amount might not be as good as the company’s premier shows, it’s still a great deal for a show the company had been producing in a loss until recently.

It’s also better than AEW’s deal with TNT which reportedly does not see the upstart promotion making any money from Television right fees for the upcoming weekly television series.


  • Keith Learmonth

    It’s not an opinion when it’s an objective fact that they were absolutely shopping NXT to networks as early as june of last year.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Right now the only real compilation going on is in the WWE itself Raw, Smackdown and now NXT going up against each other.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Sounds like Dirt sheet AEW fans crying to me. It Dirt sheet and AEW who thinks they are compilation to the WWE. But to most Pro Wrestling fans AEW hasn’t even made a name for themselves just yet.

  • CC

    Over a year ago the dirtsheets were printing stories saying that WWE was looking at getting NXT on TV potentially with FS1 .. are you saying that the dirts sheets were lying all the way back then?

    This deal has been a year in the works, and it just so happens they got a better deal from the USA network instead of FOX.
    And going on all the other reports from the likes of Meltzer, your golden boy, FOX is mega upset about this as the plan had been for FS1 to essentially be their WWE channel with other WWE shows on it too.
    Does this sound like something that was thrown together in a couple of weeks?

  • Anutosh Bajpai

    You are of course entitled to your opinion based on your own knowledge but based on whatever i know, i would still say NXT’s move is hugely influenced by AEW’s rise.

  • Anutosh Bajpai

    You are of course entitled to your opinion based on your own knowledge but based on whatever i know, i would still say NXT’s move is hugely influenced by AEW’s rise.

    WWE wasn’t planning anything, they were just open to the idea without being actively involved. But negotiating this deal in a such a short time with all the different points suggesting that they want AEW to have a tough time suggests that they see it as a competition and the company has played a part in it

  • R.T. Red

    The company did not make an announcement of them competing with AEW yesterday. They only made it official they are moving NXT to the USA network. This “competing” is still an opinion with no facts to support it. Your article even says that NXT was producing at a loss… that sounds like all the motive needed to get a TV deal. To top it off NXT has been on Wednesday’s. It is AEW that got a TV deal on a Wednesday time slot.

  • CC

    “We noted before how reports suggested that WWE has decided to move NXT
    to TV to compete with AEW and the company made this news official
    earlier yesterday.”
    They have been planning on moving NXT to TV for over a year now, even before AEW was a thing, so please stop with the hyperbolic “they are only doing it because AEW” BS.