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App for WWE Network users in Canada in the works

During the WWE conference call with investors, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios said that there is a plan to give Canadian fans a modified app of the WWE Network so they can watch what US – and the

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Guardians of the Galaxy movie with Batista hits it big in box office revenue

Guardians of the Galaxy, the new Marvel movie featuring former WWE and World Heavyweight champion Batista, opened with a massive $37.8 million in one day, basically doing almost $10 million more than The Rock’s Hercules did in a whole weekend.

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“Explosive” Total Divas season 3 preview

Returning on E! on September 7, the preview for Total Divas season 3 says that it will be the “most explosive season yet!” The thirty second trailer uses total surprises, total risks, total conflict, and total heat to describe what’s

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Flag match added to SummerSlam 2014 card

A fourth match was added to the SummerSlam pay-per-view during last night’s Smackdown with Jack Swagger and Rusev wrestling in a flag match. The flag match joins Brie Bella vs Stephanie McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt, and John Cena

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WWE Magazine ending its 30 year run

It looks like that the WWE Magazine is ending its 30 year run as people in that department were part of the 7% who were laid off from the company yesterday morning. Over the past few years, the WWE Magazine

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Next NXT special set for September 11

The next NXT live television special on the WWE Network will be taking place on September 11 from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, the home of NXT. This will be the third two-hour special following NXT Arrival and

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Former Army Sergeant with amputated leg joins TNA Wrestling

TNA Wrestling has signed former Army Sergeant Chris Melendez to a multi-year deal. Melendez has one of his legs amputated after a brutal injury suffered in combat. “The ability to captivate an audience without having to say any words is

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Ricardo Rodriguez released from WWE

WWE released Ricardo Rodriguez yesterday with a short message on the WWE.COM website saying, “WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez as of today, July 30, 2014. WWE wishes Ricardo Rodriguez the best in

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WWE giving the pink slip to 7% of its workforce today

Black Thursday is becoming the new black Friday as WWE is handing out pink slips to 7% of its workforce to make up for loss in revenue from WWE Network and pay-per-view business. CNNMoney.com is reporting that according to a

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Pay-per-views take the biggest financial hit since Network’s arrival

The pay-per-view numbers show the biggest change in revenue ever since the WWE Network came in play as PPV buy rates dropped big time with more people taking advantage of the Network’s $9.99 a month price versus the $50+ for

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WWE revenues by region and segments for Q2 2014

The following are the revenues by region and business segment which were released in today’s financial report. Network revenues including money generated from WWE Network, PPV, and VOD increased 13% to $43.3 million; WWE Network generated $19.4 million in subscription

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WWE announces Q2 2014 financial results

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million compared to Net income of $5.2 million in the second quarter last year. “WWE’s core

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Network rolling out to over 170 countries in August with new pay plans

From April 7 till June 30, the WWE Network subscribers base increased only by around 33,000, with WWE revealing today that its over-the-top service sits at 700,000 subscriptions. In the press release, the company announced that its efforts in marketing

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Rogers Communications to bring WWE Network in Canada in new 10 year TV deal

WWE and Rogers Communications today announced a 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s current programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute

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Vince Russo announces his departure from TNA

Former WWE and WCW creative writer Vince Russo today announced on his Twitter that he’s finished up with TNA Wrestling. Russo had denied working for TNA for months until one fine day he mistakenly sent an e-mail to one of

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WWE’s big financial day tomorrow: will Wall Street lay the smackdown again?

It’s a big day for WWE tomorrow as the company will be announcing the financial results for the second quarter of 2014 with majority of the focus this time around being on the actual number of subscribers that the WWE

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RAW rating for 07/28/2014

Monday Night RAW this week drew a total of 4,318,000 viewers, down just over 100,000 viewers from last week’s 4,433,000 number. Hour one did 4,391,000 viewers, followed by 4,511,000 in the second hour before dropping nearly half a million viewers

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Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation lawsuit against dead Navy SEAL

WWE Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded $1.8 million in damages by a jury in his lawsuit against the state of Chris Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL who passed away last year and author of

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More denials from TNA regarding Spike TV rumors

TNA Executive Bob Ryder is joining company President Dixie Carter in denying the TMZ rumors that Spike TV has opted not to renew their contract with TNA. “Reports are not true. Negotiations with @SpikeTV are ongoing,” wrote Ryder in a

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All-female angle headlines RAW for the first time in 10 years

WWE made a gutsy move yesterday and decided to end RAW with an angle featuring two women, something that hasn’t been done in a decade. The angle involved Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella, who managed to get her job back

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