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ESPN working on XFL documentary for 30 For 30

XFL

During his appearance on The Ross Report with Jim Ross, ESPN sportscaster and former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman announced that ESPN is working on an XFL documentary for their 30 For 30 series. This year is the 15th anniversary of the XFL, a professional football league started by WWE and NBC which aired when NFL was off the air. The XFL aired...

Lilian Garcia explains why she missed Payback and Raw

Lilian Garcia

There were rumors floating around that Lilian Garcia was released from the WWE due to her absence from the Payback pay-per-view and the following Raw on Monday night however today Garcia put those rumors away by tweeting why she has not been on TV. The WWE ring announcer said that she has been dealing with an emergency involving a sick family...

Brooklyn Brawler released from WWE

WWE logo

PWInsider.com is reporting that Steve Lombardi, better known to fans as the Brooklyn Brawler, was released from the WWE last week after 33 years of service to the company. In his three plus decades with the WWE, Lombardi had several roles, first wrestling as the Brooklyn Brawler, then as Kamala’s handler Kim Chee under a mask, replaced the...

Adam Rose arrested in Florida and charged with two counts

Adam Rose

Adam Rose, the WWE Superstar who is currently serving a 60 day suspension for failing the Wellness Program policy, is now facing more trouble after he was arrested this morning at 1:30 in Florida. Rose was booked two hours later at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts, for tampering with a witness and battery...

Top WWE Superstars returning within 30 days

Seth Rollins

During the conference call held to talk about the Q1 2016 financial results on Tuesday, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced that four of the most popular WWE Superstars would be making their way back to the active roster within the next 30 days. McMahon said that Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, John Cena and Seth Rollins are all scheduled to...

Raw rating for 05/09/2016

Raw

It seems that anything WWE tries is not bringing in new – or even old – viewers back as this week’s Raw once again went down in the ratings, getting only 3,238,000 viewers, a decrease of around 200,000 viewers from last week’s post-Payback episode. Hour one did 3,345,000 viewers, followed by 3,356,000 in the second hour...

Andre The Giant biographical film announced

Andre Memorial

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that an Andre The Giant biopic is being developed by Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell. The announcement came from the filmmakers themselves yesterday. The movie is based on the authorized graphic novel biography Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven, which was written by Brandon...

WWE revenues by business segment for Q1 2016

WWE HQ

With WrestleMania falling in the second quarter of 2016, some comparisons were off this year since last year WrestleMania fell in the first quarter. Despite this, six of the nine core WWE businesses registered an increase when compared to the prior year quarter. Those departments which outperformed last year’s results include: WWE Network...

Latest update on WWE Network total subscribers

WWE Network

In its latest press release announcing their financial results, WWE touted the WWE Network total subscribers, which by the end of the first quarter reached 1.47 million total subscribers. That number includes the free trials. The day after WrestleMania 32, WWE announced a total of 1.82 million subscribers, so around 350,000 free sign-ups happened...

WWE reports Q1 2016 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its first quarter 2016. For the quarter, the Company reported Net income of $13.9 million as compared to Net income of $9.8 million in the prior year quarter. “Our strong performance in the first quarter reflected the successful execution of our content strategy,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince...

GoFundMe campaign by Breeze and Owens reaches $30,000 goal

Tyler Breeze

The GoFundMe.com campaign set up by Kevin Owens and Tyler Breeze in benefit of the victims of the fire at Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada has surpassed the $30,000 goal. “This is really amazing. In just 24 hours, we are almost at our original goal. Thank you all! Tyler and I are absolutely blown away by everyone’s generosity,” Owens...

Ryback merchandise moved for clearance on WWE Shop

Ryback

If this is a sign of what is coming next remains to be seen but WWE Shop has moved all Ryback merchandise in the sale section, with all his t-shirts, apparel, and other accessories and toys marked down for clearance. Ryback only has 16 products on WWE Shop and in his statement last week he said that being booked the way he was had an effect on his...

John Cena guest hosting NBC’s TODAY show three times next week

John Cena

John Cena will be back on television next week however it won’t be for WWE, but for NBC’s TODAY show, once again co-hosting the program. Cena will be there tomorrow morning, May 9 as well on Tuesday, May 10 and Friday, May 13. The former WWE champion is a popular guest host for TODAY and has done the gig multiple times in the past. John Cena...