WWE: UK Tournament, Ronda & European Tour, FOX-NBC TV Deal Update
Six-Man Tag Team Match Announced for UK Championship Tournament Event
As previously reported, WWE will be holding a United Kingdom King of the Ring tournament on June 18th and June 19th at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
Besides tournament matches, WWE announced a Six-Man Tag Team match for the card of their June 18th show. This tag team match will be the Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, & Roderick Strong) facing off against British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, & Trent Seven).
Ronda Rousey Scheduled for Four Appearances During Next Month’s European Tour
WWE announced that Ronda Rousey will be appearing on four shows of next month’s European tour, which starts on May 10th in Oberhausen, Germany and concludes on May 20th in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
She will be appearing on the May 16th show in Geneva, Switzerland, the May 17th show in Vienna, Austria, the May 18th show in Turin, Italy, and the May 19th show in Paris, France.
Rumor: WWE Considering Idea of Two Separate Television Deals with NBC and FOX
WWE is rumored to be considering the idea of signing two separate television deals with NBC and FOX, according to the Wrestling Observer.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that both FOX and NBC are currently interested in signing a new television deal with WWE and it could end up with RAW and SmackDown being split between the networks. If it happens, it would be similar to the period when SmackDown aired on the CW network and RAW aired on the USA Network.
Meltzer also reported that WWE’s signing of Ronda Rousey has contributed a lot of the recent interest by networks for WWE programming due to her name coming up the most during talks. It was also reported that overall interest in WWE programming is a lot higher now than during WWE’s previous television contract talks in 2014.