Freddie Prince Jr. reveals WWE tried selling the company to FOX
“I haven’t said this before, but I’ll say it now because it has been long enough,” Prinze Jr. began, a former member of the WWE creative staff ….
“I was talking to a dude who was interviewing to be their COO, or they wanted to interview. They ended up going with Nick Khan, he had passed but he wanted to talk to me about the company. So we were just talking about the brand and all this, and he goes ‘yeah, they wanted us to buy the whole product.’ He’s an exec at FOX. He goes ‘they wanted us to buy the whole brand but the number they wanted wasn’t a number we were going to pay, so we licensed SmackDown instead.’”