Archive - January 2014

WWE stocks climb to over $24 each

WWE HQ

WWE stocks continued to soar, ending the week at $24.19, a 4.18% increase over yesterday’s closing. Stocks jumped on the announcement of the WWE deal with BSkyB in the United Kingdom after rumors that Sky paid much more for the TV rights this time around. At one point today stocks hit $24.82, which is a new 52-week high. WWE’s market cap on...

White House staff take down Daniel Bryan petition

Daniel Bryan

How pissed off are fans that Daniel Bryan is not going to main event WrestleMania? So much that someone decided to create a petition with the White House! The “We the People” petition page on WhiteHouse.gov allows Americans to ask the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country according to the page...

Ric Flair takes CM Punk’s place at Axxess VIP session

Ric Flair

CM Punk has been replaced by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair for the Saturday, April 5 meet and greet session at WrestleMania Axxess. The change was announced in an e-mail by WWE to those who purchased tickets for the afternoon Axxess session. Those with tickets were given two options if they didn’t like the change: either replace it for another VIP...

MVP debuts as TNA’s new investor

MVP

The new TNA investor was revealed on yesterday’s Impact and it was former WWE Superstar MVP, who’s back on wrestling television for the first time since the end of 2010. The news of MVP being at the show was actually spoiled before the tapings actually happened. On Twitter, he also posted, “A decision has been made. It’s final. All...

WWE App reaches 10 million download mark

WWE

The WWE App – out for Android and iOS devices – has surpassed the 10 million downloads according to a press release issued by WWE today. The app was downloaded from 220 countries ever since it launched back in August 2012. Rather than using a new app, WWE will be using the existing mobile app to launch the WWE Network which starts on...

TNA and Wrestle-1 announce partnership for special event

TNA

TNA today announced that it will be sending 11 of its Superstars to Japan for a special event with Wrestle-1, a company founded by Keiji Mutoh, better known to wrestling fans as The Great Muta. The event will happen on March 2 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena and will feature matches pitting members of the TNA roster against Wrestle-1...

TNA’s mystery investor to be revealed tonight

Impact

Tonight’s Impact Wrestling will be broadcasting from Glasgow, Scotland, as TNA is currently in the United Kingdom for their yearly Maximum Impact tour. The big angle set for the show is the new investor’s reveal, something that TNA has hyped for the past couple of weeks ever since Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards made their debut on...

Teaser for Total Divas season two released

Total Divas

E! has published the first look video of the upcoming Total Divas season two featuring a new cast member, Summer Rae. The new season kicks off on E! on March 16 with a 9PM premiere with hopes that the show will get more viewers from last season which was a big hit for both WWE and E! Total Divas Season 2 will also feature the wedding of Trinity...

CM Punk leaving continues to dominate wrestling talk

CM Punk

CM Punk leaving the WWE continues to be the major talk of the week as more details continue to come out. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Punk had a concussion test on Monday after some concerns from the Royal Rumble match however the results came out negative, and despite Punk being banged up a bit he had no signs of...

WWE awards $125,000 in Be a STAR grants

Be A Star

WWE and The Creative Coalition, the co-founders of the Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign awarded $125,000 in grants to five qualified non-profit public charities that develop and implement anti-bullying programs. The five grantees of the inaugural Be a STAR grant program are The Armory Foundation from New York, New York; Blue Star Families from...

WWE and BSkyB announce new five year deal for WWE programming

WWE

WWE and BSkyB in the United Kingdom today announced that they have extended their partnership for five more years, with Sky retaining the exclusive rights for WWE programming until 2019. Currently Sky airs all WWE programming including the twelve pay-per-views, and starting now all the twelve PPV events will air on Sky Box Office, the company’s...

Sting and WWE in talks over a deal

Sting

Sting and the WWE appear to be close to reach a deal that will see the former WCW, NWA, and TNA champion jump ship to WWE for the first time ever in his career. Sting admitted a few years ago that he was almost headed to WWE to wrestle the Undertaker at WrestleMania but eventually decided to stay with TNA, signing a new one year deal. His latest...

WWE reschedules live events in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to April

WWE

WWE has rescheduled the three non-televised live events which were going to take place in February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to April. The three events were originally going to be on held on February 13, 14, and 15, at the Green Halls Stadium but a conflict of events at the same venue forced WWE to postpone for a couple of months later. The change...

Warrior congratulates Jake Roberts on Hall of Fame induction

Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior congratulated Jake “The Snake” Roberts on his WWE Hall of Fame induction after Roberts apologized for his remarks towards the Warrior when he called Warrior an a$$hole during a radio show. “We’ve all been a-holes. Now two are #HOF inductees; each great yet unique in talent, each deserving. Congratulations...

RAW rating for 01/27/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week with the fallout from the Royal Rumble did a total of 4,719,000 viewers, down 141,000 viewers from last week which saw the return of Batista. Hour one pulled 4,849,000 viewers, followed by 4,837,000 in the second, and then down to 4,470,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

Matt Hardy and Reby Sky arrested after fight at a hotel

Matt Hardy

TMZ.COM is reporting that former WWE and TNA Superstar Matt Hardy was arrested along with his wife Rebecca earlier this month at the Hampton Inn in Virginia after they got into a fight…with each other. The recently-married couple got all bloodied and scratched up with Matt having scratches all over her face while Rebecca had a black eye, some...

Jesse Ventura back with new show called Off The Grid

Jesse Ventura

MONDAY, January 27th marked the premiere of Jesse Ventura’s online show “Off The Grid” on Ora. The newest edition to Ora.TV, Jesse Ventura will be hosting Off The Grid from an undisclosed location in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, and broadcasting into what he considers “Occupied America.” “Broadcasting from Mexico...