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WWE and NBC Universal announce new TV deal

WWE HQ

WWE and NBC Universal signed a new multi-year deal that will keep Monday Night RAW on USA Network, Smackdown on SyFy and Total Divas on E! for the next few years. The announcement was made yesterday by Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President Talent, Live Events & Creative, from the stage at the NBCUniversal Cable...

Daniel Bryan undergoes successful neck surgery

Daniel Bryan

Current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan underwent successful neck surgery today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, under the care of Dr. Joseph Maroon, WWE’s Medical Director. WWE.COM said in an update that Bryan underwent a procedure known as a cervical foraminotomy to decompress the nerve root. Bryan is already out of surgery and will be...

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Analysts say new WWE TV deal is not what WWE wanted money-wise

WWE

Rumors of the imminent deal announcement of WWE’s new TV contract sent WWE stocks up over 5% today, hitting $19.90 a piece at one point in late-day trading. WWE is currently receiving $140 million for TV rights from NBC Universal, a figure which WWE is trying to double under a new deal. However according to several analysts it will be near...

Bret Hart gets “Simpsonized” with new action figure

Bret Hart

W-O reader John Parkin sent in word that WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart is getting his own Simpsons-style action figure next month. Announced by NECA – The National Entertainment Collectibles Association – two days ago, Bret Hart is joining Penn & Teller, Stephen King, Leonard Nimroy, and R.E.M., as the latest...

RAW rating for 05/12/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW barely passed the 4 million viewer mark this week getting only an average of 4,006,000 viewers for the three hour show, down over quarter of a million viewers from the previous week. Hour one did 3,810,000 viewers, then went up to 4,251,000 in the second hour before going back down to 3,957,000 in the third and final hour. This...

WWE title situation to be addressed on RAW

WWE title

The state of the WWE World Heavyweight title will be addressed on Monday Night RAW next week which airs on tape delay from London, England. Daniel Bryan is not making the trip as he is scheduled to undergo neck surgery tomorrow, surgery which he himself announced to be having this week on RAW. This will be the second time since WrestleMania that...

Two more depart TNA Wrestling

TNA

Two more talent from TNA Wrestling have left the company after their contracts were not renewed. These are Kazarian and Hernandez. Kazarian joined TNA in 2003 where he wrestled there till 2005 before he joined WWE for a short period prior to going back to TNA in 2006. He has remained with the company since then, also wrestling under a mask as...

WWE kicks off long European WrestleMania Revenge Tour tomorrow

WWE

WWE kicks off its yearly WrestleMania Revenge Tour in Europe tomorrow, visiting a total of 11 countries for 20 shows in 11 days. The tour starts on May 14 in Glasgow, Scotland, at the SSE Hydro. On May 15, WWE visits the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, and the Palalottomatica in Rome, Italy. On May 16 it’s one show at the...

Daniel Bryan to undergo neck surgery this week

Daniel Bryan

Current WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan is undergoing neck surgery this Thursday and will be out of action for a couple of weeks. Bryan announced the news during a segment on RAW last night and said that he would be back, with no mention on the state of the WWE World Heavyweight title. The surgery is not major to keep him out for...

Batista added to the cast of upcoming Kickboxer movie

Batista

Variety is reporting that WWE Superstar Batista and former UFC champion Georges St. Pierre have been cast in the reboot of the 1989 movie Kickboxer. The production house behind the movie will be shopping for a distributor at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Stephen Fung will be directing the movie with Ted Field serving as producer. The original...

Will WWE show up at NBC Universal upfronts event tomorrow?

WWE

NBC Universal will hold its upfront presentations tomorrow, Monday, May 12, and it might give a glimpse if WWE is featured in their upcoming plans or if they decided to pass on on WWE programming. Unlike previous years, NBC will present their portfolio for all their TV properties at once, with an event held at the Javits Center in New York...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: “Red And Gold”

Total Divas

Episode eight of Total Divas airs tonight on E! and is titled “Red And Gold.” Tonight’s show will tackle problems between Eva Marie and Summer Rae, who are big friends, but somehow end up fighting after they are paired up in the ring. The preview also suggests that Ariane does something surprising for fame. After this episode, only three...

Trish Stratus shows up at JR’s Ringside show in Toronto

Trish Stratus

Just like his Steve Austin and Jim Cornette surprises at his Ringside shows in New Orleans, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross pulled another surprise from his bag of tricks at his Ringside show in Toronto yesterday. Toronto’s own and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus joined Ross for a segment of his speaking event much to the enjoyment of the...

WWE team in D.C. for Susan G. Komen Global Race event

Stephanie Mcmahon

WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Layla along with John Cena and WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon were in Washington, D.C., this weekend to participate in the Susan G. Komen Global Race event to raise awareness about cancer. While in D.C., Stephanie McMahon also dropped by The White House today for a meeting with Brad Jenkins, the Associate...