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More Details On How Much WWE Is Getting Paid By USA For NXT

August 22, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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It was previously rumored that one of the reasons that WWE picked the USA Network to air NXT when it becomes a live two-hour series on September 18 was because USA was paying them $50 million annually to do so. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that this is partially true, as USA Network will be paying WWE in the range of $30 million to $50 million annually over what seems to be two years for the revamped NXT from Full Sail University.

It appears the deal is similar to that of AEW’s deal with TNT, depending on how much the ad split is worth. Tony Khan handled the deal with TNT himself, while WWE negotited their deal through CA so they will give up 15% of it to them.

The Observer also noted that NXT will now have much greater exposure than it did previously thanks to the move, as it was previously available in around 1.16 million homes in the US on the WWE Network but will now be available in 89 million thanks to being on USA.

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