Dave Meltzer joined Wrestling Observer Live today to discuss the WWE Network moving to Peacock. You can watch the full interview below:
Meltzer noted that the move was a surprise, as WWE Network employees held a meeting last week, with no mention of the move being brought up. He also noted that while WWE will stand to benefit with more money, the pressure to put on quality content will lessen.
“For the fans, it’s good and it’s bad,” Meltzer said. “It’s cheaper. It’s bad because the pressure on the company as far as producing good content will be lower than it’s ever been. And it’s already low.”
Meltzer also mentioned that WWE president and chief revenue officer Nick Khan was behind the deal.
It was announced today that WWE Network will be moving from a standalone service to being a part of NBCUniversal’s streaming service starting on March 18. Both the Wall Street Journal and Sports Business Journal are reporting that the move is for five years and worth more than $1 billion.