WWE Executive Nick Khan has responded (and clarified) his previous statement regarding the off-chance of WWE being sold down in the future. Khan was interviewed by Ariel Helwani for BT Sport (which will drop tomorrow). Here is what Khan had to say:
“When I say ‘we’re open for business’, that means if someone credible calls on anything: NFT, trading cards, international rights; we take the call. We’re inherently salespeople, meaning we’re not sorta like, ‘No, we don’t want to talk to this company.’ If you call, and you want to pitch us something and you’re a credible company, we’re gonna hear the pitch. We’re an entrepreneurial company that Vince and others built over the last 35 years or so and we always want to stay fresh and entrepreneurial in our minds. When I say ‘open for business’, if somebody calls, credible, asking, ‘Hey are you guys for sale?’ What’s your offer? What do you thinking? We’re not trying to sell it. That’s not our intent. There are no internal meetings about selling this company. They’re internal meetings about growing it and the ability we think we collectively have to tremendously grow what the value of the company is now. People call all the time about many different things, but we’re not in any active conversations about any of that.”
Nick Khan clarifies the ‘open for business’ line.
“If you call and pitch and are creditable, we’ll hear the pitch.”
“We’re not trying to sell. There are no internal meetings about selling this company.”
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) August 21, 2021