Long time reader, occasional commenter. I read your post about how WWE makes most of their money of TV rights, and I hear they may be about re up and triple that deal or some kind of crazy nonsense. Doesn't this seem short sighted? I mean it seems to be that in the next 5-10 years the way people watch TV will change dramatically. I feel like cable companies will go the way of the dinosaur as people start picking and choosing what they want to watch. By extension this seems like the days of networks are numbered too. Am I crazy here? Just a thought.
Vince is living in a dreamland with his "double or triple the rights fees for RAW and Smackdown" nonsense. They're the ones who are coming up with these numbers, not the networks. They seem to think that if they make enough comparisons to sports like NASCAR and football that they can get that kind of money, but I just don't see USA shelling out for them. Especially when their big push is creating their own network to compete!