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WWE Network To Peacock Network

Several days ago, WWE signed an exclusive deal with the Peacock Streaming Service for the rights to the Company’s own Network. The deal will make the WWE Network exclusively available to Peacock Subscribers. An Ad based plan is only 4.99 for all of Peacock and 9.99 for ad free. Comcast users get Peacock for free included in their subscription.

source: Wall Street Journal

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New Japan Coming To The Roku Channel

New Japan Pro Wrestling has closed a deal with Roku to bring its content to the Streamers free channel. A one hour edited version of recent New Japan Events will air weekly on the Roku Channel. Other New Japan Content will make its way on the channel as part of the deal.

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Major Storyline Twist on MLW Pulp Fusion

Konnan revealed that Salina De Renta has been Contra’s inside person . She is the reason they were able to get access to the building all this time.The story is that she was in debt and got paid off by Contra. The relationship was up and down ( They had tension when La Parka challenged Fatu for the MLW title) but its likely she helped them take control of MLW. Court Baurer is promising sanctions for her betrayal.

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Sinclair Sports RSN’S Struggles

Next TV has a story that is worth following from ROH’s perspective. Things haven’t gone well for their Fox RSNs due to cordcutting and the pandemic accelerating things. There is some talk Sinclair could even exit the business. While some advocate the move others suggest they wait out the pandemic.

This obviously could impact ROH since their series has been airing on these RSNs. And it is a potential outlet for a live show down the line. And really anything that effects Sinclair had an after effect on ROH. The good news is that the RSN’s are controlled through a subsidiary that they own a majority ownership with. So if Diamond Sports does go bankrupt the rest of Sinclair will surivive. ROH would persumably remain on the rest of Sinclair Affilates..

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President Harold Meij Leaving New Japan

NJPW President Harold Meij is leaving the company in the coming weeks. As originally reported by New Japan itself on Sept 29, 2020.

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WWE To Take Over Talent’s Twitch Accounts

Wrestlinginc has reported that WWE will be taking over its talents third party twitch accounts. A move that will see WWE recieve all the monetary game (with a cut going towards the talent that will go against their downside guarantee).

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Road Warrior Animal Passes Away

Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) has sadly passed away since our last update. The sixty year old Joe Laurinaitis was a part of one of the greatest Tag Teams ain modern wrestlong history, The Road Warriors ( along with the late Road Warrior Hawk) . Pro Wrestling Central sends its condolences to Laurinaitis’ family and friends.

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Anthem Should Buy Fuse Media

Fuse Media would be a good buy low opportunity to add to Anthem ‘s portfolio. Such a move would give Anthem another television network to pair with AXS TV. Fuse Media’s financial struggles, it would be an excellent buy low opportunity for Anthem. Such asset acquisitions could pay big dividends to Anthem over time.

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WWE Relaxs Third Party Rules

Dave Meltzer reports that WWE has relaxed their ban on talent using third party social media. Talent can continue to use their own twitch and youtube channels…But must fo so using their real names as opposed to their WWE owned names. Its unclear if talent will be able to still use Camo.

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WWE Talent Told To Stop Using Third Party Apps

Vince McMahon has sent an email out to talent explaining that they are no longer to use their real or WWE names in certain third party ventures. This is presumably referencing youtube channels, twitch channels, Tiktok and anything on social media not associated with WWE. McMahon calls some of the behavior detrimental to WWE. Talent has 30 days to end there side projects or be subject to fines. Many talent of used outlets like twitch and youtube to make additional money outside their WWE deals. It is expected more details on this will be explained to talents at the next set of tv tapings.

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