Wrestler Ric Flair and announcer Gene Okerlund work the crowd for a televised match in Charlotte in 1999. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox is about to pay the WWE $1 billion for the rights to “SmackDown,” the lesser of the WWE’s two weekly wrestling TV shows.
Wrestler Ric Flair and announcer Gene Okerlund work the crowd for a televised match in Charlotte in 1999. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox is about to pay the WWE $1 billion for the rights to “SmackDown,” the lesser of the WWE’s two weekly wrestling TV shows. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Wrestler Ric Flair and announcer Gene Okerlund work the crowd for a televised match in Charlotte in 1999. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox is about to pay the WWE $1 billion for the rights to “SmackDown,” the lesser of the WWE’s two weekly wrestling TV shows. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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Why Fox is smart to pay $1 billion to air WWE’s slightly less popular wrestling brand

May 23, 2018 11:24 PM