While the majority of THQ’s franchises found new homes yesterday, there’s still been no official word on the future of the WWE license. Early rumours suggested that EA had picked up the lucrative contract, but that’s been countered by an IGN report which claims that Take Two made a last minute bid for the series.

According to the site’s sources, the negotiations for the brand took place outside of the formal THQ auction. Take Two already spent approximately $10.9 million at the sale, nabbing the rights to Turtle Rock’s unannounced multiplayer shooter, Evolve. Neither company has commented on the status of the WWE license yet.

[via uk.ign.com]