Author - Colin Vassallo

Pay-per-view numbers from three shows held in Q4 2014

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In the latest quarter and year end financial report, WWE disclosed the exact number of buys for their three pay-per-views that the company produced in the last quarter of 2014. Hell In A Cell in October did 83,000 buys, down from the 228,000 of the previous year. Survivor Series did 100,000 buys, down from 177,000 of 2013, while TLC did 39,000...

Rhyno and Brian Kendrick return…at NXT

Rhyno

Two former WWE Superstars – Rhyno and Brian Kendrick – returned last night during the NXT television tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Rhyno participated in a quick match in the first set of tapings which will air on the Network next Wednesday. The former ECW champion hasn’t appeared on WWE television since...

TNA helps Destination America break several records in January

Impact Wrestling

Destination America issued a press release announcing its best January ever in Primetime household delivery thanks to TNA’s Impact Wrestling. Among the records broken, the Wednesday, January 7 debut show of Impact on the network ranked as the best Wednesday evening in network history for delivery of M25-54. The show also ranked as the 6th most...

Forbes writes positive piece on WWE and the Network

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Forbes is carrying an article on their website with the title ‘WWE And Vince McMahon Are The Future Of Sports,’ mainly focusing on the WWE Network and how they are reaching their fans. “Give McMahon credit for having the guts to go against conventional wisdom and critics who wanted WWE to stick exclusively with its pay-per-view model,”...

Dave Bautista lands another major movie role

Batista

The Latino-Review.com website broke the story earlier today that former WWE champion Dave Bautista is going to play the role of The Kurgan in the Highlander movie reboot. In the original movie, the barbarian role of The Kurgan was played by Clancy Brown while Christopher Lambert played the leading role of Connor MacLeod. No word yet on who will...

Karl Malone calls out Brock Lesnar during TV interview

Brock Lesnar

Former NBA MVP and All-Star Karl Malone called out WWE Heavyweight champion Brock Lensar yesterday in an interview on America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1! When Malone was asked about a rematch with Dennis Rodman, Malone said that he’s still waiting for that call from WWE but if he’s coming back, he wants Brock Lesnar. “I want Brock...

Rogers expanding WWE Network in Canada

WWE Network

Rogers Communications today announced that it has reached arrangements for the WWE Network with multiple television providers, expanding the Network’s reach in Canada. Six new providers will carry the Network, all launching before WrestleMania 31 giving Canadian fans the ability to watch WrestleMania on the Network rather than the more expensive...

WWE Network ends 2014 with 816,000 subscribers

WWE Network

By the end of 2014, WWE Network had a total of 816,000 subscribers, with 772,000 in the United States and 44,000 International, bringing in $23.3 million in revenue for the quarter. WWE kept increasing the number of subscribers per quarter, starting with 495,000 by March 31, 700,000 by June 30, 731,000 by September 30, and 816,000 by December...

Revenue for each WWE business by department for Q4 2014

WWE HQ

With the earnings release comes the department numbers which shows which WWE businesses are doing well and those which are not doing so well. The below numbers are all compared to the same quarter of the prior year apart from the WWE Network which obviously was not launched back then. Those who are in the black: WWE Network generated $23.3 million...

WWE announces 2014 Q4 and year end financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced its 2014 Q4 and year end results with revenues for the quarter increasing 19% to $140.5 million from $118.4 million in the fourth quarter last year. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $1.6 million, or $0.02 loss per share, as compared to a Net loss of $7.9 million, or $0.10 loss per share, in the prior year...

Trailer for John Cena’s new movie Trainwreck

John Cena

The trailer for the movie Trainwreck, which former WWE champion John Cena has a supporting role in, made its debut online yesterday. The movie, directed by Judd Apatow and written by Dolph Ziggler’s ex-girlfriend Amy Schumer, is a comedy starring Schumer herself, Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, along with John Cena and...

NXT Takeover: Rival results

NXT

Here are the results from last night’s NXT Takeover: Rival special on the WWE Network which took place from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Hideo Itami defeated Tyler Breeze; Baron Corbin defeated Bull Dempsey; Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake defeated Sin Cara and Kalisto to retain the NXT Tag Team titles; Finn Balor defeated Adrian...

Chyna claims Triple H hit her, WWE denies allegations

Chyna

In her interview with Vince Russo, former WWE Women’s and Intercontinental champion Chyna revealed that Triple H hit her when he was confronted by her about the relationship with Stephanie McMahon, a serious allegation which Triple H has denied. Chyna said that the two got into a heated argument and confronted him with the question about him...

Meet the nude NXT trainee who appeared on Rollins’ social media

Zahra Schreiber

NXT Diva-in-training Zahra Schreiber became an overnight sensation after a nude photo of hers leaked on Seth Rollins’ Instagram account which eventually found its way on his Facebook, Twitter, and even on WWE.COM with the embedding of its Superstars’ social media accounts. Not much is known about the tattoo—heavy Schreiber but rumors are...

NXT Takeover: Rival live on WWE Network tonight

NXT

Live from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, WWE presents NXT Takeover: Rival on the WWE Network starting at 8PM EST. The full card is as follows: Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens for the NXT title; Charlotte vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley vs Becky Lynch in a fatal 4 way for the NXT Women’s title; Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake vs The Lucha Dragons...

Darren Young blasts WWE for running UAE shows, WWE responds

Darren Young

WWE Superstar Darren Young criticised WWE for running live events in Abu Dhabi since the UAE has a harsh stance against homosexuality. Using Twitter, Young wrote, “My freedom of speech is gone. Gone but never forgotten. I feel like no one has my back and it upsets me. The struggle is real. I’m human.” He later deleted the tweets which he...

WWE in United Arab Emirates for three day tour

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WWE Superstars are currently in the United Arab Emirates for a three day tour in Abu Dhabi, a tour which brings in a lot of revenue for the company due to high ticket prices. The company will run three events – starting tomorrow – and then on the 13, and 14 of February. All shows are at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium. Due to the...