Vince McMahon at WrestleMania in April 2021. Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Chief Executive Officer of WWE Vince McMahon addresses fans during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Vince McMahon has never been afraid to think big when it comes to the WWE.

Now that the company’s majority owner is looking to sell the wrestling and entertainment giant, he’s reportedly seeking a huge price: $9 billion. reported Friday that’s McMahon’s asking price, and he’s already received offers for the business.

Among the likely bidders is Endeavor Group Holdings, which owns the UFC.

McMahon, 77, bought the company from his father in 1982 and turned it into a juggernaut. He stepped down from his role as CEO and chairman last summer after revelations that he had paid millions in hush money to women who had made sexual misconduct allegations against him.

But in January, he returned as executive chairman of WWE and announced his intention to sell the company. At that time, a report even surfaced that an agreement had been reached to sell WWE to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE) is valued at approximately $6.5 billion. To put that figure in perspective, the Denver Broncos were recently sold for $4.65 billion, a record for a North American sports franchise.

There’s no question, however, the WWE is hugely profitable. The company reported $1.29 billion in sales last year, and is currently negotiating a lucrative new TV rights package.

Twitter seemed to disagree on McMahon’s sales price.

[New York Post]

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