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    Former Army Sergeant with amputated leg joins TNA Wrestling

Former Army Sergeant with amputated leg joins TNA Wrestling

TNA Wrestling has signed former Army Sergeant Chris Melendez to a multi-year deal. Melendez has one of his legs amputated after a brutal injury suffered in combat. “The ability to captivate an audience without having to say any words is what got me hooked,” Melendez told ImpactWrestling.com about what got

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    Ricardo Rodriguez released from WWE

Ricardo Rodriguez released from WWE

WWE released Ricardo Rodriguez yesterday with a short message on the WWE.COM website saying, “WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez as of today, July 30, 2014. WWE wishes Ricardo Rodriguez the best in all of his future endeavors.” The 28 year old Mexican-American

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    WWE giving the pink slip to 7% of its workforce today

WWE giving the pink slip to 7% of its workforce today

Black Thursday is becoming the new black Friday as WWE is handing out pink slips to 7% of its workforce to make up for loss in revenue from WWE Network and pay-per-view business. CNNMoney.com is reporting that according to a WWE spokesman, job cuts will impact all business units across

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    Pay-per-views take the biggest financial hit since Network’s arrival

Pay-per-views take the biggest financial hit since Network’s arrival

The pay-per-view numbers show the biggest change in revenue ever since the WWE Network came in play as PPV buy rates dropped big time with more people taking advantage of the Network’s $9.99 a month price versus the $50+ for a single show. WrestleMania XXX drew 690,000 buys compared to

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    WWE revenues by region and segments for Q2 2014

WWE revenues by region and segments for Q2 2014

The following are the revenues by region and business segment which were released in today’s financial report. Network revenues including money generated from WWE Network, PPV, and VOD increased 13% to $43.3 million; WWE Network generated $19.4 million in subscription revenue from an average of 665,000 paid subscribers; TV revenues

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    WWE announces Q2 2014 financial results

WWE announces Q2 2014 financial results

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million compared to Net income of $5.2 million in the second quarter last year. “WWE’s core business metrics remain strong, and WWE Network continues to be

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    Network rolling out to over 170 countries in August with new pay plans

Network rolling out to over 170 countries in August with new pay plans

From April 7 till June 30, the WWE Network subscribers base increased only by around 33,000, with WWE revealing today that its over-the-top service sits at 700,000 subscriptions. In the press release, the company announced that its efforts in marketing the Network resulted in gross additions of 161,000 subscribers since

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    Rogers Communications to bring WWE Network in Canada in new 10 year TV deal

Rogers Communications to bring WWE Network in Canada in new 10 year TV deal

WWE and Rogers Communications today announced a 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s current programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel, with a preview

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    Vince Russo announces his departure from TNA

Vince Russo announces his departure from TNA

Former WWE and WCW creative writer Vince Russo today announced on his Twitter that he’s finished up with TNA Wrestling. Russo had denied working for TNA for months until one fine day he mistakenly sent an e-mail to one of PWInsider.com’s staff members which wasn’t meant for him basically confirming

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    WWE’s big financial day tomorrow: will Wall Street lay the smackdown again?

WWE’s big financial day tomorrow: will Wall Street lay the smackdown again?

It’s a big day for WWE tomorrow as the company will be announcing the financial results for the second quarter of 2014 with majority of the focus this time around being on the actual number of subscribers that the WWE Network has rather than how much money WWE made. The

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    RAW rating for 07/28/2014

RAW rating for 07/28/2014

Monday Night RAW this week drew a total of 4,318,000 viewers, down just over 100,000 viewers from last week’s 4,433,000 number. Hour one did 4,391,000 viewers, followed by 4,511,000 in the second hour before dropping nearly half a million viewers to 4,051,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit:

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    Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation lawsuit against dead Navy SEAL

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation lawsuit against dead Navy SEAL

WWE Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded $1.8 million in damages by a jury in his lawsuit against the state of Chris Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL who passed away last year and author of best-selling book “American Sniper.” Ventura sued Kyle for defamation after

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    More denials from TNA regarding Spike TV rumors

More denials from TNA regarding Spike TV rumors

TNA Executive Bob Ryder is joining company President Dixie Carter in denying the TMZ rumors that Spike TV has opted not to renew their contract with TNA. “Reports are not true. Negotiations with @SpikeTV are ongoing,” wrote Ryder in a post on Twitter yesterday. That is basically the same thing

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    All-female angle headlines RAW for the first time in 10 years

All-female angle headlines RAW for the first time in 10 years

WWE made a gutsy move yesterday and decided to end RAW with an angle featuring two women, something that hasn’t been done in a decade. The angle involved Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella, who managed to get her job back and get a match against Stephanie at SummerSlam in return

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    WWE hires new SVP of Sales & Partnership Marketing

WWE hires new SVP of Sales & Partnership Marketing

WWE has hired Barry McMullin as Senior Vice President of Sales & Partnership Marketing and will be responsible for providing strategic vision for WWE’s global sales operation and WWE Network sales strategies, as well as ensuring revenue growth is aligned with company objectives. McMullin, who previously held senior level sales

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