WWE CEO Nick Khan is praising Amazon at a time when the company is negotiating new media rights deals for Raw and SmackDown, with contracts with USA Network and FOX set to expire next year.
WWE has passed the deadline for renewing its media rights deals with USA and FOX, allowing them to continue discussions and speak with other networks.
Khan praised Amazon while speaking at the Moffett Nathanson conference. He also mentioned that if WWE leaves FOX, SmackDown could move away from Friday nights. Previously, the show aired on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
WWE’s Nick Khan just said #SmackDown could switch nights (again) if it goes somewhere else for its next deal. Was speaking pretty highly of Amazon…
— Tony Maglio (@TonyMaglio) May 18, 2023
Khan has previously expressed his admiration for Amazon:
Could Friday Night #Smackdown be coming to Amazon? @WWE CEO Nick Khan was the Big Get on this week’s episode of the Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast: https://t.co/FUvbKK8Y7f pic.twitter.com/dYGlkdLuBe
— Sports Business Journal (@SBJ) April 2, 2023