Archive - 2013

WWE signs Olympic wrestler Chas Betts to developmental deal

Chas Betts

WWE has signed U.S. Olympic wrestler Chas Betts to a developmental contract and he will be starting training at the WWE Performance Center today. The Minnesota native was part of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. “For those that have known me a long time, you know being a pro-wrestler has been a dream of mine since I was 11 or 12 years old,” Betts...

WWE animated series titled WWE Camp announced for the web

WWE Studios

WWE Studios and Film Roman announced today that they have entered into a co-financing and co-production agreement to produce up to thirteen, three-minute webisodes of a new animated series entitled Camp WWE. Mike Benson of Entourage and The Bernie Mac Show will script the series. Film Roman, the animation studio behind The Simpsons and King of the...

World Series MVP David Ortiz sports WWE title at rally

WWE title

John Cena sent Boston Red Sox World Series MVP David Ortiz a replica of the WWE Heavyweight title to sport during the rolling rally that was held yesterday to celebrate Boston’s World Series win. “@davidortiz, be on the look-out for @WWE bling just in time for the WS parade. Hope to see you at #SurvivorSeries @tdgarden on Sun, Nov 24,”...

TNA moves to Sound Stage 19 at Universal Studios Orlando


TNA’s comeback at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, will begin on November 21 with a live Impact taping and obviously free admission to those who are in the park. The company has been assigned a different sound stage from their previous one, and now they will be taping their Impact shows from Sound Stage 19 and not 21 as they have done in...

Stephanie McMahon signs new wrestler contract with WWE

Stephanie Mcmahon

According to the latest filings with the SEC, WWE entered into a new three year agreement with Stephanie McMahon where she is referred to as a wrestler with a salary of $325,000 per year plus added bonuses. She is also entitled to royalties from product sales which will obviously add to the $325,000 figure every year. The contract – which is...

Internal memo sent to address TNA sale rumors

TNA is reporting that Janice Carter, Dixie Carter’s mother and one of the bosses and owners at TNA’s parent company Panda Energy, has issued an internal memo to address the rumors of TNA being for sale. The memo states that any rumors of Panda Energy attempting to offload their stake in the company are completely false and that they...

Tournament to crown new TNA World champion announced


During last night’s Impact, TNA President Dixie Carter announced an eight-men tournament to crown the new TNA World champion. The matches will take over the course of the next few weeks. The brackets announced are Jeff Hardy vs Chris Sabin and Bobby Roode vs James Storm with the winners of each match facing each other in a semi-final match. On...

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...