Singing rumor. And wild rumor. It is said, it is said, that professional wrestling can change its owner.
And it would be none other than Disney who would be interested in taking over WWE, the world-famous American media and entertainment company in the field of professional wrestling.
Apparently, Vince McMahon is already preparing to sell his company to the sports group ESPN and FOX, that is, to Disney, since the first chain belongs to the Casa del Ratón and the second closed a historic merger agreement with Rupert last year.
Murdoch for $ 52.4 billion (with the acquisition of products such as 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, or 20th Century Fox Animation).
Who is the source of such a wild rumor? It was recently pointed out by the former fighter Dutch Mantel, who left on Twitter in writing that the sale agreement with ESPN and FOX was already being negotiated, and that, in about two weeks, everything would be resolved, that is, by mid- May.
What would this entail? That Casa del Ratón would become the owner of the world’s largest company in this sport, which would go on to be broadcast, we understand, on ESPN and FOX sports channels.
If true, Disney has a most abysmal new sector on its hands to add to the content it already had from FOX, Pixar, LucasFilm, Marvel Studios, and its recent new streaming platform, Disney +.
Vince McMahon’s wording about selling the WWE Network during the investors’ last call seemed to change ambiguously from selling broadcast rights to something bigger.
FS1 has also seen an increase in the audience with its weekly WWE locks on Tuesday nights since the coronavirus pandemic turned the planet upside down.
TheNBA has maintained that practically anything is on the table if that means ending the season and naming a champion. His consideration of Disney’s unorthodox plan proves this.
There is still a long way to go, but at least one feasible plan is beginning to take shape.