Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE Q3 2015 business by segment

WWE HQ

Below are the results by region and business segment for Q3 2015. Out of the total ten different businesses within WWE, seven of them registered an increase over the prior year quarter while three of them were in the red. Those which performed better include: WWE Network increased to $36.4 million from $22.4 million in the prior year quarter;...

Pay-per-view buys for 3 events in Q3 2015

WWE logo

Embedded in the press release announcing the Q3 2015 results were the buy rates of each pay-per-view that happened throughout the quarter. WWE presented 3 pay-per-views: Battleground, SummerSlam, and Night of Champions. Battleground did 80,000 worldwide PPV buys as compared to 99,000 last year. SummerSlam had 121,000 buys versus the 147,000 from...

WWE announces Q3 2015 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $10.4 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.08 loss per share, in the third quarter last year. “During the quarter, we made significant progress on the growth of our...

Adam Rose’s sister passes away

Adam Rose

WWE Superstar Adam Rose went back to his home country of South Africa for the first time in five years however his return was not a happy one as he went back to attend the funeral of his sister. “Good bye my sweet sister,” Rose posted on Twitter, adding that it’s sad to go back home under these circumstances. “My sister was a role model...

19 new recruits join the WWE Performance Center

WWE Performance Center

Today WWE officially announced the new class of 19 recruits who have begun training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, including five Tough Enough competitors – Mada, Daria, Patrick Clark, ZZ, and Amanda. The announcement of the Tough Enough contestants came over the past few weeks however WWE never acknowledged it publicly...

Ronda Rousey wants the WWE Divas title

Ronda Rousey

Speaking at a media day in Los Angeles to promote her fight at UFC 193, current UFC Women’s champion Ronda Rousey said that she wants to conquer WWE after her time in MMA is done. In a story carried out by Fox Sports, Rousey said she wants to be remembered as one of the greatest fighters of all time at any sport, especially boxing...

Raw rating for 10/26/2015

Raw

The Monday Night Raw with Hell In A Cell fallout drew 3,354,000 viewers on average, down 3,000 viewers from last week’s episode. Hour one started with 3,635,000 viewers but then dropped to 3,213,000 viewers in the second hour and just barely up to 3,214,000 in the third and final hour. The show lost 422,000 viewers from hour one to hour two and...

Hulk Hogan’s incredible WCW contract from 1998 published

Hulk Hogan

Chris Harrington of IndeedWrestling.com who covers a lot of financial statistics for WWE managed to get his hands on the Hulk Hogan WCW contract from 1998 and it’s a contract which probably not many – if anyone at all – will ever get closer to it. The contract, which started on May 29, 1998 and valid for four years, had a whopping $2...

WWE 2K16 video game released today in the United States

WWE 2K16

2K today released the much-anticipated WWE 2K16 video game in the United States featuring the largest roster ever including over 120 playable characters. The new game sports several features, some new, and some returning such as the 2K Showcase, MyCareer, and Creation Suite. This year’s star playable character is Arnold Schwarzenegger as The...

Alberto Del Rio comments on his return to WWE

Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio expressed his gratitude on Twitter for his second WWE stint following his return at last night’s pay-per-view. “I’m grateful for a 2nd chance to come back to @WWE #hellinacell and I’m happy to be performing again,” the new United States champion wrote. Del Rio’s return was kept a secret and not even the company he...

John Cena to be off WWE’s schedule until December 26

John Cena

Former United States champion John Cena is expected to be out of WWE for the next two months and while details of his departure are still officially unknown, rumors are that he will be filming a new fitness show for broadcast television. Cena is not advertised to appear on tonight’s Raw and is not listed for any other show – televised or...

Brock Lesnar receives 9 staples to the head to close wound

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar needed 9 staples to close the wound in his head yesterday after the brutal Hell In A Cell match versus the Undertaker was over. The former WWE World Heavyweight champion got busted open the hard way when he was rammed into the ring post and bled pretty bad throughout the match. The amount of sweat made the blood look even worse and...

Survivor Series 2015 to celebrate 25 years of Undertaker

The Undertaker

Next month’s Survivor Series will be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Undertaker with WWE debuting the teaser trailer for the show during last night’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. “25 years ago, a legend rose. Now we rise for him. WWE Survivor Series: 25 Years of Undertaker,” read the words during the 30 second trailer which...