Backstage Update On WWE Talks With ESPN For Potential PPV Streaming Deal

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Last week, ESPN announced a partnership with WWE to air past Wrestlemania events on their network leading up to Wrestlemania 36.

Dave Meltzer spoke on WWE’s current plans to sell PPV rights during today’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio.

Due to the current health crisis, it’s unknown if WWE will be able to secure a deal to sell PPV rights, but talks have been underway for months.

ESPN+ has been the front runner for a PPV streaming partnership for months now, but the two sides are far apart in terms of money.

Vince is reportedly asking for a higher number money wise that what UFC, which is reportedly $150 million per year.

As of now the only agreement the two sides have made is to air past Wrestlemania events on ESPN.

Wrestlemania 36 will air on the WWE Network and traditional PPV providers.

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