Author - Colin Vassallo

264,000 traditional PPV buys registered in past quarter

Elimination Chamber

The three pay-per-views that occurred during the second quarter of 2015 did a total of 167,000 traditional buys. Extreme Rules did 56,000 buys, Payback did 54,000 buys, and Money In The Bank did 57,000 buys compared to 108,000, 67,000, and 122,000 respectively in the prior year. The difference is obviously due to more fans subscribing to the WWE...

WWE reports Q2 2015 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $5.1 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of $14.5 million, or $0.19 loss per share, in the second quarter last year. “The performance of WWE Network demonstrates our ability to transform our legacy...

WWE Network subscribers count and new programming revealed

WWE Network

WWE announced today that it had 1,227,000 active subscribers on the WWE Network as of June 30, 2015, down 100,000 subscribers from what the company reported right after WrestleMania 31. Compared year over year, WWE added over 500,000 subscribers from June 30, 2014. There’s an average of 1,216,000 paid subscribers in total which generated $36.6...

Layla announces her retirement from WWE

Layla

38 year old Layla has announced her retirement from the world of professional wrestling after a 9 year stint with the company. Layla started with the WWE in 2006 when she was a contestant in the WWE Diva Search contest, a contest that she eventually won. She worked backstage interviews before transitioning to the ring and eventually being part of...

Hulk Hogan files new documents in court against Gawker

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan has filed new court documents pertaining to his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker asking the judge to launch a full investigation into Gawker head Nick Denton and former Gawker executive AJ Daulerio to prove that they were the ones who leaked the confidential transcripts to The National Enquirer, leading to his dismissal from WWE. In the...

WWE Studios acquires rights for movie featuring Shawn Michaels

WWE Studios

Variety is reporting that WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the faith-based comedy The Resurrection of Gavin Stone from the Harvest Bible Chapel’s Vertical Church Films. The movie has already wrapped production with Brett Dalton, star of ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, portraying the lead character. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney, Neil...

Shawn Michaels replaces Hulk Hogan on WWE tour in Australia

Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels has replaced Hulk Hogan on the upcoming WWE tour of Australia which will kick off next week. Hogan was supposed to be the “general manager” during the tour and earlier this year traveled to Australia to promote the non-televised shows and his participation. With Hogan out of the picture, WWE enlisted the help of Hall of Famer...

Alicia Fox suffers concussion during tag match on Raw

Alicia Fox

Former Divas champion and member of Team Bella, Alicia Fox, suffered a concussion on Monday Night Raw during the tag team match with Nikki against Becky Lynch and Charlotte. The WWE.COM website described the concussion as “mild” but they did not elaborate on the injury or how long Fox will be out for. It has been a while since WWE acknowledged...

Raw rating for 07/27/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw drew an average of 3,671,000 viewers this week, down 133,000 viewers from the post-Battleground show last week. Hour one drew 3,421,000 viewers, followed by 3,754,000 in the second hour and then another increase to 3,839,000 in the third and final hour. The good thing from this week is that the audience increased by over 400,000...

The Miz takes third seat on Tough Enough judging panel this week

The Miz

The Tough Enough judge that replaced Hulk Hogan was not Ric Flair and not even Bret Hart or another Hall of Famer, but former WWE champion The Miz. It’s not known if this will be a permanent gig for The Miz as it was noted that he was joining Daniel Bryan and Paige “this week.” Rumors over the past week ran rampant that either Ric Flair or...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Divas on Overdrive

Total Divas

E! will air episode 4 of season 4 of Total Divas tonight starting at 9PM EST with the episode titled Divas on Overdrive. The synopsis for the show reads, “The Divas’ rides to their next arena spin out of control when Paige ditches Alicia for a new man, Nattie can’t give no for an answer and ends up infuriating her husband, and...

SummerSlam 2015 officially a 4 hour PPV event

SummerSlam

WWE officially announced that SummerSlam will be a four hour pay-per-view event instead of three, starting at 7PM EST, just like WrestleMania. The show will be live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and will be headlined with Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar. A one hour live SummerSlam kick-off show will air starting at 6PM EST. The...

Cesaro and Team B.A.D. on Tough Enough tonight

Antonio Cesaro

Episode 6 of Tough Enough tonight is titled Remember to Be the Best and will feature appearances by Cesaro and Team B.A.D. – Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Tamina Snuka. Tonight’s show on USA Network and on YouTube is especially important because the new judge replacing Hulk Hogan will be revealed. WWE has not announced a replacement yet and it...

John Cena suffers nasty broken nose during match on Raw

John Cena

John Cena got a nasty broken nose last night on Raw during the match against WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins. The accident happened when Rollins delivered a knee to the face, immediately breaking Cena’s nose. “As you can see on television tonight, John suffered from a nasal fraction,” WWE physician Dr. Steve Daquino told WWE.COM...

CNN Newsroom covers the Hulk Hogan saga

Hulk Hogan

CNN Newsroom, hosted by Brooke Baldwin, covered the Hulk Hogan saga today with a segment that lasted around 5 minutes. First CNN ran a video report saying Hogan got a smackdown from WWE and recapped the whole story of the legal battle with Gawker. They then showed the apology that Hogan gave to PEOPLE Magazine last week. Baldwin then introduced...

Trailer for 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown featuring Dean Ambrose released

Dean Ambrose

The trailer for the WWE Studios and Lionsgate movie 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, featuring Dean Ambrose was released today. Credited as WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose, the former Shield member plays Shaw, a detective who returns to active duty after the death of his partner. The plot of the movie reads, “When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow...

Schwarzenegger comments on his WWE video game debut

Terminator

2K issued a press release announcing the arrival of Arnold Schwarzenegger in WWE 2K16, giving the former California Governor his debut in a WWE video game. Schwarzenegger will be available as a playable character for those who pre-order the game under two characters – the T-800 from the Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day films...