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WWE panel to be held today at SXSW in Austin, Texas

Stephanie Mcmahon

WWE will be present at SXSW today, the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas. Former WWE champion John Cena, commentator Michael Cole, EVP of Digital Media Perkins Miller, and Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon will be present for the panel which will be discussing the Second Screen experience. WWE...

Lockdown 2014 live on pay-per-view tonight

Lockdown

TNA will present Lockdown live on pay-per-view tonight live from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. The full card is as follows: Magnus vs Samoa Joe for the TNA World title; MVP, Jeff Hardy, and The Wolves vs Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and The BroMans in a Lethal Lockdown match; Madison Rayne vs Gail Kim for the...

Stacy Keibler gets married in Mexico

Stacy Keibler

Former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler got married yesterday in Mexico according to PEOPLE Magazine. And no, it wasn’t to George Clooney. Keibler has tied the knot with 39 year old Jared Pobre, CEO of Future Ads, a private firm he started in 2001. While the two have been dating only since last Summer, they have been friends for over five years. “My...

No Kurt Angle at Lockdown pay-per-view tomorrow

Kurt Angle

TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has been pulled out of tomorrow’s Lockdown pay-per-view after the Impact from London that was taped back in January finally aired this week which saw the attack by EC3 on Angle. Angle was really never going to participate in the pay-per-view and the former TNA champ underwent surgery as soon as the company came back...

Grantland takes a look at the WWE Network

WWE Network

Grantland.com has a very long and interesting article about the WWE Network, written by Bill Simmons and David Shoemaker, Grantland’s resident wrestling super fans. The two discuss their opinions on the network, the expectations, their reactions to being only over the internet, signing up, the vast library, price, and finding hidden “gems”...

SummerSlam 2014 pre-sale ticket information

SummerSlam

The SummerSlam pre-sale kicks off on Tuesday, March 11 at 10AM PST and will run through Friday, March 14 at 10PM using the password WWEFAN. Ticket prices will dance from $25 to $475 plus additional fees and will be available for purchase on AXS.COM. They go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 15 at 10AM PST. This year’s SummerSlam...

WWE CFO expects new TV deal by early May

WWE

WWE’s Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios told Bloomberg that the company is expected to announce a new TV partner by the end of April or beginning May, hinting at a move away from NBC Universal’s properties. Barrios said that they are in talks with different networks although he declined to name anyone. WWE was allowed per...

McMahon tweets about being listed on Forbes’ billionaires list

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon isn’t much of a tweeter. In fact, ever since joining Twitter on April 2 of last year, the boss has tweeted just 80 times and has just around 585,000 followers. McMahon tweeted yesterday to comment about his inclusion on Forbes’ world’s biggest billionaires list, which was released earlier this week. “From...

Trish Stratus to appear at WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans

Trish Stratus

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus will be at the WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans this year, her first meet and greet in the United States in almost three years. It’s still has not been announced which sessions she will be a part of but this will be Stratus’ first WWE gig since her Hall of Fame induction last year in Madison Square Garden. It...

SummerSlam 2014 travel packages announced

SummerSlam

The SummerSlam travel packages have been released by WWE, with two packages available for order – platinum and gold. The platinum ones offer ringside seats within the first six rows, a VIP pre-party, breakfast with WWE Superstars, collectible ringside chair, and three night accommodation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. Prices...

WWE stocks hits $30 during trading day

WWE HQ

WWE stocks went even higher today, hitting the $30 mark during the trading day before closing Thursday at $29.80 a piece. The $29.80 closing resulted in a 9.96% increase over yesterday, putting a market cap on WWE of $2.04 billion. After suffering some setbacks on Wall Street when the WWE Network launched, the stocks shot up big time over the past...

Slammiversary 2014 returns to University of Texas at Arlington

TNA

TNA today announced that Slammiversary this year will be taking place at the College Park Center at the University of Texas at Arlington on June 15. This is the second time that TNA will be hosting a pay-per-view at the College Park Center as in 2012 they were in the same place for the same pay-per-view. Tickets for the twelfth anniversary of the...

Main Event to start airing weekly on WWE Network on Tuesdays

Main Event

WWE announced that beginning on March 11, Main Event will start airing on the WWE Network at 8PM EST on Tuesdays, one day before the actual television broadcast on iON. WWE is marketing the show as being live on the WWE Network however Main Event is taped starting at 7PM EST, one hour prior to the Smackdown tapings so technically it will air on a...

WWE Network goes down for several hours, service now restored

WWE Network

The WWE Network suffered another outage this morning across all devices and platforms, prompting a new wave of complaints from subscribers on social media especially the WWE Network Facebook page. The outage lasted a couple of hours but the service was restored between 10AM and 11AM with both the live feed and the video-on-demand working...

RAW rating for 03/04/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW from Chicago drew 4,577,000 viewers and a 3.26 rating, down slightly by 84,000 viewers from last week’s show which featured the return of Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker. Hour one did 4,672,000 viewers, followed by 4,620,000 in the second, and then down to 4,438,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

WWE hits 14 year high on Wall Street today

WWE HQ

WWE smashed its 14 year high on Wall Street today, closing the day at 26.23, a whooping 13.06% increase over yesterday’s closing. At the end of the day, WWE stocks added $3.03 during the whole trading day and in after-hours trading it kept going up, currently at 26.28 at time of this writing.

Xbox 360 issues with the WWE Network fixed

WWE Network

WWE issued an e-mail to its WWE Network subscribers announcing that they have resolved the login problem for its Xbox 360 users. “The WWE Network login issue for Xbox 360 users has been resolved, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” said the e-mail. The Xbox Live service website finally has a green checkmark on the WWE app, saying that the...

Two big matches announced for tonight’s live Main Event

Main Event

Tonight’s special live broadcast of Main Event on the WWE Network will feature two big matches which aren’t usually reserved for the show. Trying to attract viewers to the WWE Network’s live broadcast to continue to test out the system, WWE has booked Daniel Bryan vs Kane and The Usos vs New Age Outlaws for the WWE Tag Team titles. The show...

Payback 2014 pay-per-view comes to Chicago

WWE

WWE will be returning to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, for the Payback pay-per-view which will take place on Sunday, June 1. The pre-sale has already started on Ticketmaster.com using the password WWEPAYBACK and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 8, at Noon CST. Tickets range from $25 to $500 plus...

Paul Bearer announced for the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame

Paul Bearer

The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014 got a new addition last night as the late Paul Bearer was announced to join the Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Lita, come April 5. Paul Bearer’s WWE career started in 1991 when he was brought in by Brother Love to take over managing the Undertaker, who himself made his debut a few months...