Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE loses 508,000 active Network subscribers in one quarter

WWE Network

WWE lost over half a million subscribers after WrestleMania up until June 30 as the latest key performance indicators chart shows a decrease of 508,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2015. The 508,000 lost subscribers were partially offset with 337,000 new subscribers however WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios...

WWE Network subscription cards to be made available in stores

WWE Network

WWE Network cards will soon be available in stores as it was announced today during the conference call with investors that WWE is planning to push these out to continue increasing their subscribers base. The cards will be similar to those such as iTunes and Amazon and no credit card will be required to activate your subscription. The plan is to...

Vince McMahon takes a shot at Hulk Hogan during conference call

Vince Mcmahon

During the earnings conference call earlier today, one of the callers asked Vince McMahon about Hulk Hogan, who last week was fired from WWE for racial rants which were shot on a sex tape video eight years ago but released just now by The National Enquirer. The caller did not mention Hogan by name but went the diplomatic way saying that there was...

WWE revenues by business for Q2 2015

WWE HQ

Four departments within WWE registered an increase compared to Q2 2014 while the other five registered a decrease, mainly due to WrestleMania being in the second quarter last year while this year its revenues were added to the first quarter. Television revenues increased 19% to $52.1 million from $43.8 million in the prior year quarter; Licensing...

264,000 traditional PPV buys registered in past quarter

Elimination Chamber

The three pay-per-views that occurred during the second quarter of 2015 did a total of 167,000 traditional buys. Extreme Rules did 56,000 buys, Payback did 54,000 buys, and Money In The Bank did 57,000 buys compared to 108,000, 67,000, and 122,000 respectively in the prior year. The difference is obviously due to more fans subscribing to the WWE...

WWE reports Q2 2015 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $5.1 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of $14.5 million, or $0.19 loss per share, in the second quarter last year. “The performance of WWE Network demonstrates our ability to transform our legacy...

WWE Network subscribers count and new programming revealed

WWE Network

WWE announced today that it had 1,227,000 active subscribers on the WWE Network as of June 30, 2015, down 100,000 subscribers from what the company reported right after WrestleMania 31. Compared year over year, WWE added over 500,000 subscribers from June 30, 2014. There’s an average of 1,216,000 paid subscribers in total which generated $36.6...

Layla announces her retirement from WWE

Layla

38 year old Layla has announced her retirement from the world of professional wrestling after a 9 year stint with the company. Layla started with the WWE in 2006 when she was a contestant in the WWE Diva Search contest, a contest that she eventually won. She worked backstage interviews before transitioning to the ring and eventually being part of...

Hulk Hogan files new documents in court against Gawker

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan has filed new court documents pertaining to his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker asking the judge to launch a full investigation into Gawker head Nick Denton and former Gawker executive AJ Daulerio to prove that they were the ones who leaked the confidential transcripts to The National Enquirer, leading to his dismissal from WWE. In the...

WWE Studios acquires rights for movie featuring Shawn Michaels

WWE Studios

Variety is reporting that WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the faith-based comedy The Resurrection of Gavin Stone from the Harvest Bible Chapel’s Vertical Church Films. The movie has already wrapped production with Brett Dalton, star of ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, portraying the lead character. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney, Neil...

Shawn Michaels replaces Hulk Hogan on WWE tour in Australia

Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels has replaced Hulk Hogan on the upcoming WWE tour of Australia which will kick off next week. Hogan was supposed to be the “general manager” during the tour and earlier this year traveled to Australia to promote the non-televised shows and his participation. With Hogan out of the picture, WWE enlisted the help of Hall of Famer...

Alicia Fox suffers concussion during tag match on Raw

Alicia Fox

Former Divas champion and member of Team Bella, Alicia Fox, suffered a concussion on Monday Night Raw during the tag team match with Nikki against Becky Lynch and Charlotte. The WWE.COM website described the concussion as “mild” but they did not elaborate on the injury or how long Fox will be out for. It has been a while since WWE acknowledged...

Raw rating for 07/27/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw drew an average of 3,671,000 viewers this week, down 133,000 viewers from the post-Battleground show last week. Hour one drew 3,421,000 viewers, followed by 3,754,000 in the second hour and then another increase to 3,839,000 in the third and final hour. The good thing from this week is that the audience increased by over 400,000...

The Miz takes third seat on Tough Enough judging panel this week

The Miz

The Tough Enough judge that replaced Hulk Hogan was not Ric Flair and not even Bret Hart or another Hall of Famer, but former WWE champion The Miz. It’s not known if this will be a permanent gig for The Miz as it was noted that he was joining Daniel Bryan and Paige “this week.” Rumors over the past week ran rampant that either Ric Flair or...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Divas on Overdrive

Total Divas

E! will air episode 4 of season 4 of Total Divas tonight starting at 9PM EST with the episode titled Divas on Overdrive. The synopsis for the show reads, “The Divas’ rides to their next arena spin out of control when Paige ditches Alicia for a new man, Nattie can’t give no for an answer and ends up infuriating her husband, and...