Author - Colin Vassallo

Five WWE Superstars announced for Chicago’s Comic Con in August

John Cena

Wizard World today announced WWE Superstars John Cena, Batista and Bray Wyatt, WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, and WWE Diva Paige are scheduled to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops at its biggest and longest running event, Wizard World Chicago Comic Con on August 21, 22, and 23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Cena...

Trailer for the must-see Paul Heyman DVD/Blu-Ray released

Paul Heyman

WWE has released the trailer for the upcoming Paul Heyman DVD and Blu-Ray which is titled “Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman,” a release which will cover the career of the “mad scientist” from his early days as a photographer, to working for WCW, moving to ECW, WWE, and more. This will contain a sit-down documentary-style...

WWE stocks go even lower following conference call with investors

WWE HQ

Today’s conference call with investors didn’t do anything to alleviate any fears regarding the company and Wall Street responded by driving the stock even lower than Friday, ending the day at 10.96, another 2.75% drop. While both McMahon and Barrios explained in more detail what happened last week, no good news was given and the conference...

Total Divas renewed for season 3, Rosa Mendes joins the cast

Rosa Mendes

E! and WWE along with Bunim-Murray Productions today announced that Total Divas has been renewed for season 3 and will start airing new episodes on Sunday, September 7. The cast will consist of Nikki and Brie Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Cameron, Eva Marie, Summer Rae, and a new addition – Rosa Mendes. Mendes has been with WWE since 2006 and this...

RAW and Smackdown to tape from London today and tomorrow

Hulk Hogan

WWE will be taping both RAW and Smackdown at London’s O2 Arena tonight and tomorrow as the WrestleMania Revenge Tour of Europe enters its second and final week. Tonight’s RAW will be airing on tape delay and contrary to previous reports, Vince McMahon is in the house to run the ship. McMahon was rumored to be staying back in the U.S. to face...

Foley to make announcement about his future tomorrow

Mick Foley

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley wrote on Facebook that he will have a very important announcement regarding his future tomorrow afternoon. “After giving the matter much thought, I have come to an important decision regarding my future. I know that not everyone will agree with, or support the decision, but I do hope the decision will be...

Over $100 million spent on WWE Network so far

WWE Network

The WWE Network was another major topic during today’s conference call with investors, hosted by Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios. Barrios revealed that they spent over $100 million so far on the Network, $75 million went in the creation of it and another $40 million went on staff hiring...

Vince McMahon says NBC Universal deal was a disappointment

WWE

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon admitted that they were disappointed with the amount of money they got from the NBC Universal deal although he was happy with the International deals that the company managed to get done so far. The company recently wrapped up deals in the United Kingdom, Thailand, and finalizing a deal in India, all of which...

CM Punk and AJ Lee getting married next month

CM Punk

Former WWE champ CM Punk appeared at a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, yesterday, and sang “Take me out to the ballgame” during the seventh inning. Punk was interviewed in Comcast’s SportsNet booth during the game and announced that he is getting married next month to WWE Diva AJ Lee. AJ was there with him...

Daniel Bryan to make an appearance on RAW from London

Daniel Bryan

WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan will be “appearing” on Monday Night RAW from London this coming week although he obviously won’t be there live in person. Bryan will most likely be appearing “via satellite” as the state of the World Heavyweight title will be addressed. Bryan underwent neck surgery on Thursday and will be out...

Arsenal fans encouraged to do the Yes! chant today in Wembley

Daniel Bryan

At today’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Arsenal fans are being encouraged to point their fingers to the sky and chant “yes yes yes” with instructions handed out in leaflets outside the stadium. According to the Metro newspaper who posted the screen shot of the leaflet, the instructions have a photo of Wembley with the...

Former Attorney General of Louisiana launches WWE investigation

WWE

Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC, announced that KSF has commenced an investigation into WWE following the announcement of their new TV deal with NBC Universal. KSF’s investigation is focusing on whether WWE and/or its officers and directors violated state...

Vince McMahon no longer a billionaire

Vince Mcmahon

Vince McMahon is no longer a billionaire. It’s not that he’s broke or anything, but yesterday’s big sell-off of WWE stocks left a $350 million dent in McMahon’s pockets, putting his net worth now at an estimated $750 million according to Forbes. A total of 41 million WWE shares traded hands yesterday, significantly more than the average of...

Who was in charge of WWE’s new TV deal negotiations?

WWE

The man who advised WWE and spearheaded the negotiations of the new television deal was Chris Bevilacqua, the co-founder of Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures, a company based in New York City which focuses on media and commercial rights advisory services and investment opportunities in sports and entertainment. While Bevilacqua track record is pretty...

WWE signs Price Devitt from New Japan Pro Wrestling

Prince Devitt

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE has signed 32 year old Fergal Devitt who wrestles under the name of Prince Devitt. The Irish-born wrestler is best known for working at New Japan Pro Wrestling, starting with the company back in 2006. He held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title three times and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Tam titles six...

Investors bodyslam WWE in early trading

WWE Network

Investors punished WWE big time today as stocks fell almost 50% as soon as the trading day started on Wall Street, losing over $9 from their price. At time of this writing, trading was at $10.73. Analysts have also voiced concerns that the company’s return to profitability may happen later than expected and disappointing results of the WWE...

WWE stocks down almost 24% following WWE press release

WWE HQ

WWE stocks took a massive beating on Wall Street in after hours trading yesterday after the company announced its press release that it has reached a new deal with NBC Universal to keep all WWE shows on USA Network, SyFy, and E! After closing the regular trading day at $19.93, WWE fell to almost 24%, ending at $15.20, one of their single-day...