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This article discusses the upcoming merger between WWE and Endeavor, which will make current WWE CEO Nick Khan a lot of money and WWE President. Khan was recently a guest at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference where he made a statement about ESPN and WWE. Two relevant links are provided. WWE president Nick Khan recently spoke at the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference about upcoming media rights deals and the potential flexibility of the company’s main roster brands. He mentioned that WWE could change the night for either “SmackDown” or “Raw” and that the third hour of “Raw” is likely not going away. Nick Khan Announces WWE Live Event in India and WWE President Nick Khan Talks Media Rights Nick Khan mentioned that WWE is considering options for a 10pm ET block, which includes making the final hour of Raw edgier, and potentially adding a third hour to SmackDown. He confirmed that FOX’s exclusive negotiating window for SmackDown has expired, and they are talking to NBCUniversal for Raw’s window, which should close soon. WWE is in talks with multiple international cities to host Performance and Live Events in 2024, and is attempting to get local entities to subsidize the events. This follows the successes of Clash at the Castle and Puerto Rico’s Backlash. Additionally, NXT’s potential is being explored, and additional shows may be added to the weekly schedule in the future. WWE’s President of Revenue & Content Nick Khan stated that WWE is open to the idea of moving RAW off of Mondays and adding a third hour to Smackdown. He also mentioned that WWE pays its female talent as much as its male talent.