WWE News: WWE TV Rights Update, AJ Leading Maxim Cover Poll, More
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.13.2014
Plus Roddy Piper to do Austin's podcast...
- The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE will have several interested parties once its TV rights deal with NBC/Universal expires. NBC's contracts to carry WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown expire this year and as several people within the TV industry have noted, the announcement of the WWE Network has come at an opportune time in terms of negotiation leverage. It is believed that WWE will be able to negotiate more favorable rights fees for the shows.
- AJ Lee is leading Maxim's current poll asking which celebrity fans want on the cover. With 45,000 votes cast so far, AJ has 81% of the vote and is ahead of Miesha Tate, Summer Glau, Nina Dobrev and Kate Beckinsale.
- Roddy Piper posted the following on Twitter:
In 2 hrs I will do Steve Austin"s Pod cast! I'm honored Steve asked me! Don't know Steve that well. Hope he knows what he's in for!