Archive - October 2013

Wall Street investors give WWE some love


Despite the not-so-great financial results today, Wall Street was feeling some love for WWE as stocks hit a 52-week high of $13.14 and then eventually closing the day at $12.95. The $12.95 closing represented a 9.38% – or $1.11 – increase over yesterday’s closing which was $11.84.

Total Divas returning on E! on November 10

Total Divas

The second half of season one of Total Divas will return on E! on Sunday, November 10, as it has been moved one week ahead of schedule. The move came so the show can benefit from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians finale, which will serve as the lead-in for Total Divas. Total Divas kicks off at 10PM EST. Total Divas pulled in better ratings when...

Breakdown of revenue for each WWE department for Q3 2013


Out of the ten major departments that bring in revenue for WWE, six of them decreased when compared to the same quarter last year while four performed better. Those who registered a decrease were venue merchandise down 11% to $4 million, PPV was down 10% to %14.6 million, licensing slid 24% to $5.7 million, home entertainment decreased 15% to $5.2...

SummerSlam 2013 drives PPV numbers down in third quarter


The three WWE pay-per-views that took place in the third quarter of 2013 didn’t fare that well, especially SummerSlam, which is considered one of the big four WWE pay-per-views of the year. Money In The Bank in July did 199,000 buys, an increase from the 188,000 the show did last year. SummerSlam was down considerably to 296,000 buys from...

WWE reports Q3 2013 financial results


WWE today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013. Revenues increased $9.1 million or 9%, to $113.3 million from $104.2 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income decreased 36% to $3.2 million as compared to $5.0 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $2.4 million, or $0.03 per share, as...

TNA finally takes Hulk Hogan off their website

Hulk Hogan

Almost a month after his TNA contract expired, TNA Wrestling have finally decided to take Hulk Hogan off the roster page. Hulk Hogan is only seen on the website in past article entries on the website which can be found using the search function. The Hulkster has been teasing a return to WWE and Triple H has told him that the...

Dixie Carter addresses rumors of TNA sale

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter took it to Twitter to acknowledge the rumors about her family looking into selling TNA after several financial problems have hit the company. “Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed” Erica Jong #BlessYourHearts,” Carter wrote, quoting the 71 year old American poet. The Carters hold around 70% stake in TNA with Jeff...

RAW rating for 10/28/2013


This week’s RAW with the fallout from Hell In A Cell drew a 2.98 rating with a total of 4,155,000 viewers, up 340,000 from last week’s show. The first hour did 4,315,000 viewers followed by 4,185,000 in the second and then dropping to 3,965,000 in the third hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by

Monday Night Raw TV report for 10/28/2013


We are just under 24 hours removed from Hell In A Cell and wondering (for those like me who haven’t read/watched yet) who has survived harsh pay-per-view? Did Daniel Bryan finally put The Authority and Randy Orton to rest by winning the WWE Championship, or was it “The Viper” who claimed the prize and is the “face of the...

Triple H messes with fans after RAW goes off the air

Triple H (non DX)

In a funny moment after RAW went off the air yesterday, a ticked off Triple H messed with the crowd after he was getting all the insults. HHH told the crowd that he was throwing them out of the building but obviously no one listened and kept on booing him and Stephanie McMahon and chanting “No no! no! no!” HHH told JBL to call the police and...

WWE 2K14 officially released today

WWE 2K14

WWE and 2K Sports officially released the highly anticipated WWE 2K14 video game in the United States for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 today. The game is released worldwide on November 1. “With an unparalleled roster of iconic WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends, and 46 of the greatest matchups spanning three decades of WWE history in 30 Years of...

Damien Sandow cashes in MITB contract….and fails

Damien Sandow

Damien Sandow cashed in his Money In The Bank contract last night on RAW and became the second person to fail to successfully cash in after Super Cena managed to pin Sandow even after Sandow violently attacked Cena before the match officially started. Ironically enough, Cena was the first person to cash in and failing to win after he lost his...

Is TNA looking for new owners?


Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that the Carter family is looking into selling TNA after the bad financial situation that hit the company. The Carter family bought a majority stake of TNA – around 70% – through their company, Panda Energy International, way back in 2002 from Jerry Jarrett. Jeff Jarrett remains a...

Shawn Michaels on RAW tonight

Shawn Michaels

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be appearing on Monday Night RAW tonight, explaining his actions after he super kicked Daniel Bryan last night at Hell In A Cell and helped Randy Orton win the WWE title. Michaels vowed in previous weeks that he would call the match right down the middle but obviously that did not happen as he screwed his...

TNA announces 4 television and PPV tapings for UK tour


TNA has announced that all four events which will be part of the 2014 UK tour will be taped for television. The Thursday, January 30 show in Glasgow will be an Impact taping airing on tape delay later in the day on Spike TV. That event will take place at the SSE Hydro. On Friday, January 31, TNA will tape a One Night Only pay-per-view event at the...

Scheduled HIAC kickoff match canceled after Axel injury

Curtis Axel

The Intercontinental title match between Curtis Axel and Big E. Langston has been taken off the Hell In A Cell card after Axel suffered an injury. There has been no replacement match announced so far as that particular match was scheduled to be the Kickoff match which streams online starting at 7:30PM EST. The injury was announced on the WWE...

Hulk Hogan strikes pose with WWE title

Hulk Hogan

To mess with the Internet wrestling fans even more, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan posted a photo on his Facebook from his Hogan’s Beach Shop posing with the WWE title striking a thinking pose. “Thinkin, thinkin, thinkin,” wrote Hogan as a caption to accompany the photo. It has proved to be a rather popular post with 3,478 likes, 313 comments...

Super Cena returns tonight after two month hiatus

John Cena

Just in case you have been living under a big rock, former WWE champion John Cena is returning tonight for the first time since the day after SummerSlam and is jumping straight into a World Heavyweight title match against Alberto Del Rio. John Cena wrestled his last match against Daniel Bryan, losing the WWE title at SummerSlam, and then had his...