According to Variety.com, WWE and NBC Universal did not reach a deal this past Friday over WWE's television rights, therefore WWE is now free to negotiate with other networks as the exclusive negotiating period for NBCU expired at the end of the day this past Friday.
WWE issued the following statement to Variety regarding NBCU negotiations:
The report goes on to note that Raw and Smackdown will continue to air on NBCU channels until September 30th, and NBCU has the right to match any deal offered from any other network before WWE can accept another offer.
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