Will Disney one day own WWE?

Cartoons90

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The WWE Network is now officially only accessible in Indonesia through Disney Plus Hotstar. With Nick Khan taking over as the second most powerful man in WWE, beating out Shane, Stephanie, Triple H, Bruce, etc., folks are thinking that in the long-term Nick is moving toward a sale, possibly to Disney. I imagine this would all have to come after the Peacock deal ends in 2026.
How would you feel about seeing WWE next to Marvel and Star Wars on the DisneyPlus line-up? Would definitely be surreal. Would change entertainment and combat sports forever.
On the other hand, UFC PPVs are only accessible through ESPN+, which is of course owned by Disney. So maybe this isn't all that unbelievable, considering we are already seeing other versions of this potential reality in the present.
Whatever happens, it's sure going to be an interesting ride!
 

SilentYoda

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I do think that WWE in the US will continue to be part of NBCUniversal family for years, otherwise Comcast and Disney would have to bid war to drive the cost up. The Peacock deal can be renewed.

The difference with Indonesia - they don't have strong competitors to do bid war, unlike in the US and it is easier for Disney to obtain the rights to air/stream WWE contents on their platform.
 

harry580

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I don't see Disney buying wwe

remember what happen with time Warner (now warnermedia) and the ownership of wcw?
 

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I can't see WWE under Disney. It's big in its own rights, but not like a regular sport. Disney generates enough money from the few Sport stuff it does have.

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