Category - WWE

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...

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...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/09/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for May 9th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming A recap of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and The Usos’ feud with A.J. Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows is shown. The regular Raw video then plays, and the pyro goes off in the arena of Omaha, Nebraska. We are greeted by Michael Cole...

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...

Smackdown! TV report for 05/05/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for May 5th, 2016 – “Alliances Clear” Introduction Segment: Welcoming and Arena Promo The regular Smackdown! video plays, the pyro goes off in the arena, and Mauro Ranallo greets us in Kansas City, Missouri! Our main-event tonight is a Tag-Team Match between The Usos – Jimmy and Jey – and Karl Anderson...

Smackdown rating for 05/05/2016

Smackdown

The May 6 episode of Smackdown did 2,346,000 viewers, up 237,000 viewers from last week’s show. It was the second most watched program on cable behind the NBA playoffs game on ESPN. Meanwhile, American Grit featuring John Cena as the host drew 1,766,000 viewers, with FOX beating only CW in prime time ratings. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Released WWE Superstars comment on their departure

Hornswoggle

Some of the released WWE Superstars addressed their situation on Twitter after WWE.COM announced the several departures. “Worry not my friends for the next chapter shall be even greater! It was a dream come true, thank you #WWE,” wrote Santino Marella. Wade Barrett chose a longer option for his goodbye message and said that after nearly 9...

Damien Sandow joins the future endeavors fired Superstars

Damien Sandow

Damien Sandow is the latest victim of WWE’s Black Friday and the eighth Superstar to get the pink slip today. Sandow started with the WWE in 2002 where he spent most of the time in developmental at Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2006 he debuted on Smackdown as Idol Stevens but a year later was released. He returned to WWE in 2010, first at Florida...

Wade Barrett is the 7th Superstar released on WWE’s Black Friday

Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett is the seventh WWE Superstar released today, a release which was not a surprise and was expected after Barrett handed in his notice several weeks ago. The 35 year old British Superstar started with WWE in 2006 under the Ohio Valley Wrestling umbrella and then Florida Championship Wrestling. In 2010 he was part of the first season of...

Bobby Roode announced for UK NXT tour…then deleted

Bobby Roode

The WWE UK Twitter account sent a tweet earlier today announcing that Bobby Roode would be wrestling during the upcoming NXT tour in the country however the tweet was then deleted. “CONFIRMED: @RealBobbyRoode will be on the #NXTUK Tour this June!,” the tweet read, which also included a link to the LiveNation.co.uk website to purchase tickets...

Santino Marella and Cameron also released from WWE

Santino Marella

Following the release of Alex Riley, Hornswoggle, El Torito, and Zeb Colter, WWE also announced the departures of Santino Marella and Cameron. Santino Marella had a memorable debut on Monday Night Raw in Milan, Italy, defeating the Intercontinental champion Umaga to win the title thanks to the assistance of Bobby Lashley. His debut in 2007 came...