FOX Exec On What It Means to Gain WWE’s Audience & Product, WWE On Mickie James Award Nods, WWE DVD Updates


According to The Wrap, senior executive VP and CFO for 21st Century Fox, John Nallen, spoke about FOX Sports acquiring WWE Smackdown Live in 2019 during a recent Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.

“It’s a 50 to 52-week-a-year sport with no repeats. It’s a new novella every week,” said Nallen, comparing it to the other sports that Fox airs, including the NFL, college football and pro baseball. “For us to have that kind of appointment programming, that audience, every week of the year, is a really unique opportunity for us.”

WWE On Mickie James Award Nods

As noted, WWE star Mickie James has been nominated for three Native American Music Awards, and WWE congratulated her with the following:

WWE DVD Updates has released the following details on WWE DVDs scheduled for the rest of 2018:

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