Archive - February 2013

Orlando bidding to host another WrestleMania in 2015 or 2016

WrestleMania

The Orlando Business Journal website is reporting that Orlando is submitting a bid to host WrestleMania again in either 2015 or 2016. In the recently released Central Florida Sports Commission newsletter it was revealed that the Commission received a request for proposal from WWE to once again host WrestleMania in late March or early April in in...

Only 3 out of 10 WWE departments increase in Q4 2012 revenue

WWE HQ

The majority of departments in WWE registered less revenue than the previous prior-year quarter, with only three out of ten making an increase. All figures below are compared to Q4 2011. Live event revenues declined from $26.9 million to $23.3 million; Pay-per-view events were down to $13 million compared to $14.6 million; Venue merchandise was...

WWE reports Q4 2012 financial results

WWE

WWE today announced its financial results for the 4th quarter ended December 31, 2012. Revenues totaled $115.1 million as compared to $112.9 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating income was $2.6 million as compared to a loss of $13.1 million in the prior-year quarter. Net income was $0.6 million as compared to a loss of $8.6 million in the...

RAW rating for 02/25/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week pulled in a 3.4 rating with an average of 4,707,000 viewers, up from last week’s 3.3 rating. Hour one did 4,860,000 viewers, followed by 4,700,000 in the second hour, and 4,560,000 in the third hour. The first hour tied as the third largest 8PM to 9PM audience-wise since the show moved to three hours in July 2012...

TNA Superstars at the 2013 Arnold Fitness Expo this weekend

Kurt Angle

TNA Superstars will be appearing at the 2013 Arnold Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday in Columbus, Ohio on the main expo floor at booth #116. The event is being held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center located at 400 North High Street. On Friday, Miss Tessmacher will be there to sign autographs between 11:30AM and 1:30PM and then Robbie E...

Jeff Hardy returns to IMPACT TV tomorrow

Jeff Hardy

TNA champion Jeff Hardy will be returning to IMPACT Wrestling tomorrow night live on Spike TV after an absence of four weeks. Hardy was taken off television the week prior to the company going to the United Kingdom to tape four weeks worth of TV shows after he was attacked by the Aces & Eights. The real reason Hardy did not travel to the UK...

New GM to be appointed for the Saturday Morning Slam TV show

WWE

WWE is going ahead with appointing a “general manager” for the Saturday Morning Slam kids television show which airs on  Vortexx on The CW. The whole angle will play over three weeks of television starting this Saturday, then on March 9, and again on March 16. “We are very excited to offer our fans the opportunity to witness all...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 02/25/2013

RAW

Major changes may be made to the card of Wrestlemania XXIX, following tonight’s Raw. On the card is another round of C.M. Punk taking on John Cena, with the winner facing WWE Champion The Rock at “The Showcase of the Immortals.” Who will win? Personally, I’m either hoping for C.M. Punk or a Triple-Threat. Also, it’s...

RAW goes old school next week on USA Network

RAW

WWE will be going in a time warp next Monday as the company has announced that RAW will be going old school. The last time WWE went old school with RAW – in August 2010 – a ton of Legends made an appearance – including Tito Santana, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Dusty Rhodes, Ron Simmons, Ted DiBiase, The Fink, Mean Gene Okerlund, IRS...

Brock Lesnar takes 18 staples to the head to close wound

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Brock Lesnar found out the hard way yesterday that you do not mess with a ring post. If you ram your head for real to the post, the post always wins. And that’s what happened last night on RAW as Triple H ran Lesnar through the post. The former UFC champ either forgot to put his hands up or his brakes didn’t function as the back of his...

Triple H returns on RAW in a bloody brawl with Lesnar

Triple H (non DX)

Triple H returned to Monday Night RAW yesterday sporting a shorter haircut, ditching the corporate suit, and delivering an ass kicking to Brock Lesnar. HHH saved Mr McMahon after Brock Lesnar came out to defend his friend and manager Paul Heyman after McMahon turned the tables on Heyman and attacked him with his crutches. However Lesnar had no...

Donald Trump to join the celebrity wing of WWE Hall of Fame

Donald Trump

WWE has announced that Donald Trump will be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame this year in the ceremony that will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on the eve of WrestleMania. The 66 year old Chairman and President of The Trump Organization has been a friend of the McMahon family for several years and is a...