Report: WWE And ESPN In Talks Regarding WWE Content On ESPN+

WWE is reportedly talking to ESPN regarding WWE content on ESPN+.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer first reported the news of the two sides talking, but no deal between the two sides has been confirmed. 

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ESPN+ is the current content provider for the UFC, with pay-per-views costing $64.99 on top of the $4.99 per month ESPN+ subscription. WWE pay-per-views are currently available through WWE Network, which carries a $9.99 per month price tag. 

During the fourth quarter 2019 WWE earnings call on Feb. 6, Vince McMahon mentioned how there is perhaps no better time for the company to sell the rights to content and noted how major companies are going into OTT (over-the-top) platforms. McMahon noted that it could be as soon as the first quarter of 2020 as to when a deal could be completed. Further details or specifics were not mentioned but he did say that it is also possible for ads to be incorporated into the WWE Network.

Following the earnings call, The Wrap confirmed that WWE was in talks to sell pay-per-view rights to another "major" streaming service, but no service was mentioned. 

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