The WWE brand is on the up and up at present.
With huge interest in the organization spurred on recently by both what has been occurring inside the ring, and the expanded business model outside of it, rumors have suggested the WWE could be up for sale soon.
The $2.3 billion company has seen stock levels rise to record highs recently in the aftermath of the new WWE Network leading to increased takeover speculation.
In a recently published Bloomberg article National Alliance analyst Robert Routh stated his belief that there would be a queue of suitors lining up should the organizations controlling influences decide to cash in:
“WWE would be very attractive to many different types of buyers. What they’ve built can’t be recreated.
But without McMahon’s blessing, it doesn't matter how much somebody is willing to pay for the company.”
He is correct of course.
As the man who controls the voting power of WWE, Vince McMahon will have the final say.
But with the company set for record revenue and profit growth in the coming months and stock up by 35% in the past month, this could be the perfect time to seek a huge reward for the decades of work he has put in to creating the hugely successful brand.
The likes of Madison Square Garden Co and Comcast Corp. are already rumored to be lining up with offers should the 68-year old give the green light, while Disney has also been mentioned as a possible investor.
But whether Vince McMahon would be willing to say goodbye to his creation remains to be seen.
The WWE has spawned countless household names, spin off merchandising opportunities, and cable television shows over the past several decades and one individual believed a partnership may be the more likely outcome:
"That type of situation would probably be the most likely one as far as the McMahons being able to be comfortable," said analyst Kim Opiatowski.
What does seem certain is that all it would take is the nod off the head from Vince, and huge corporations would come running at the chance to get involved in WWE.
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