Author - Colin Vassallo

Alberto Del Rio added to the upcoming WWE European tour

Alberto Del Rio

With Randy Orton and Rusev off the upcoming European tour, WWE has added United States champion Alberto Del Rio to the mix who will be replacing Orton. Del Rio will be joining the tour headlined by Roman Reigns. The other tour is headlined by Seth Rollins. Del Rio has already a packed schedule with WWE and he’s still the AAA Mega Heavyweight...

Steve Austin launches his own beer Broken Skull IPA

Steve Austin

WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin and El Segundo Brewing Company, one of LA’s premier craft breweries, have teamed up to create the Steve Austin Broken Skull IPA beer. “Proud to announce my new beer w @ESBCBrews. Broken Skull IPA. One bad ass beer. #cheers,” Austin wrote on his Twitter yesterday. The beer will initially be available in...

WWE stocks drop nearly 13% of value during trading day

WWE HQ

Despite beating Wall Street’s estimates with a rather strong quarter, WWE stocks were body slammed throughout the day and lost 12.83% of its value from yesterday’s closing. Stocks closed the day at 17.39, a decrease of $2.56 from Wednesday’s closing. It had a high of $18.98 but it was clear from the start that things were not going to look...

Rusev out for up to a month with bicep injury

Rusev

Rusev’s injury from the Main Event tapings this past Tuesday prior to Smackdown was confirmed by WWE.COM today. Rusev sustained a proximal bicep tendon rupture during his match with Neville. AS reported earlier, the match was stopped due to the injury and Rusev was not happy about it, even chasing the timekeeper through the stands. The injury...

William Regal undergoes second neck surgery

William Regal

NXT coach William Regal underwent a second neck operation last week which was performed by WWE’s medical director Dr. Joseph Maroon. In an interview with the WWE.COM, Regal revealed that he underwent a procedure called laminectomy, where they go in and completely clean out the calcium deposits from the back. The surgery lasted just over an hour...

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...