News on WWE's relationship with ESPN Submitted by Aaron Rift on 04/02/2020 at 11:12 PM
In an interview with Justin Barrasso of SI.com, ESPN's Senior Director of Programming Brent Colborne discussed the network's current working relationship with WWE:
"The collaboration between both entities came together in a quick and timely fashion. March 12 was the first day of all the events falling off the calendar, and it was pretty quickly thereafter, in discussion and communication with WWE, that the idea came up for ESPN to acquire some really incredible content in three WrestleManias for three consecutive Sundays."
The idea of next year's Wrestlemania airing on ESPN was also downplayed during the interview:
"We're always open to discussing a lot of different ideas with various leagues, but right now the focus for what we're doing with WWE is on the short-term. We felt like this was a really good content opportunity for us to show these three encores, and a really good promotional opportunity for WWE to help utilize our reach and our brand to create more excitement for WrestleMania this upcoming weekend."