Category - WWE

All three Raw announcers back to work on Monday!

Michael Cole

The injury angle from the Raw after Mania where all three announcers were destroyed by Brock Lesnar will be over by next week’s show as it was announced on WWE.COM that all three will be returning behind the broadcast booth on Monday. To play up the angle, the story said that Michael Cole was diagnosed with a bulging disc and severe neck, back...

WrestleMania 31 breaks some more records for WWE

WrestleMania 31

WWE issued a press release announcing more records for WrestleMania, which broke records for viewership, attendance, social and digital media engagement and merchandise sales. The company is marketing WrestleMania 31 as the most-watched WrestleMania in history with 1.3 million Network subscribers plus additional traditional pay-per-view data still...

Top two matches for Extreme Rules 2015 set

Extreme Rules

The top two matches for the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view which will take place on April 26 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois were announced during the Smackdown television tapings. The WWE World Heavyweight title will be on the line as Seth Rollins will defend the gold against the number one contender Rany Orton. Also, John Cena...

NXT live specials on Network to remain quarterly

NXT

The NXT Takeover specials that the recent WWE press release indicated that will be airing monthly has been changed as common sense prevailed and the decision was changed to leave them as quarterly events. The decision to go monthly raised some eyebrows as the quarterly live specials are super popular with fans and changing it to monthly specials...

Undertaker and Sting photographed together at airport

The Undertaker

The Undertaker and Sting shared the same American Airlines AA1231 flight from San Jose, California, to Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday morning and were photographed together at the airport. It was impossible for the two Superstars to remain incognito even though Taker was wearing a beanie hat and Sting was wearing a baseball cap, with no makeup of...

Raw rating for 03/30/2015

RAW

The Raw after WrestleMania drew huge ratings for WWE, getting an average of 5,364,000 viewers for the three hour broadcast. That is up 1.1 million viewers from the last Raw prior to Mania. This was the best number since the July 23, 2012 edition of Raw, which drew just over 6 million that day. The first hour started with 5,227,000 viewers, then...

WWE’s Superstars For Hope fundraising campaign ending today

WWE HQ

Today is the last day of the Superstars For Hope fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com and WWE has already raised well over the $200,000 target they initially set when the campaign launched earlier this month. 853 different funders have raised $215,522 and the WWE and the San Francisco 49ers matched $50,000, for a grand total of $265,522 collected...

New WWE 2K mobile video game in development

WWE logo

A new WWE simulation game from 2K is being developed for iOS and Android devices and will be released this Spring for $7.99 with the title of WWE 2K. Key features of WWE 2K currently include: playable roster of WWE Superstars, including John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Triple H, Undertaker, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and...

WWE fans in San Jose go bananas during post-Mania Raw

RAW

Post-WrestleMania Raws are now famous for the rabid, crazy, and unpredictable crowds. With several International visitors, the show has a mix of local and overseas fans and when mixed together, well, it makes for a fun show, or a nightmare for production. Brock Lesnar was the most over guy on the show and him F5ing Michael Cole was all he needed...

Sting doesn’t know what the future holds for him

sting2

In a boost to keep viewers checking out the WWE Network, WWE decided to have Sting in a segment after the show that only played on the Network rather than on Monday Night Raw. Renee Young hosted the short interview in the middle of the ring which started with fans chanting “Thank You Sting.” The Icon said that it was an amazing feeling to...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 03/30/2015

RAW

It is a new year in WWE tonight after a pretty good WrestleMania. We have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and he wasn’t even in the match to begin with! Seth Rollins cashed in his Money In The Bank contract, successfully, and pinned Roman Reigns to become the “top dog” of WWE. Also, Triple H took back full-control after beating Sting...

Sheamus returns on Monday Night Raw

Sheamus

Former WWE champion Sheamus made his return on Monday Night Raw and turned heel, beating up Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler after he came out to save them from Bad News Barrett. There were rumors that he was written into the WrestleMania script but he never made an appearance at WrestleMania. Sheamus has been off WWE television since November 3...

Ronda Rousey: “We’re just gettin’ started”

Ronda Rousey

It seems that the partnership between WWE and Ronda Rousey will go past last night’s epic WrestleMania moment. “The night: Historic. The moment: Electric. The Rock, Ronda & the WWE Universe: Magic,” Rousey tweeted today. And perhaps the most important comment that will send WWE fans in frenzy came right after that. “We’re just...

WWE stocks sink after latest Network subscriber count

WWE HQ

Following a successful WrestleMania, record breaking gate, and 1.3 million subscribers to the WWE Network, Wall Street was still not happy and drove WWE stocks 15% in the red. Just like what happened last year when the company announced the WWE Network subscribers count the day after Mania, investors were quick to sell off immediately as the news...

NXT Takeover live specials to be monthly shows

NXT

With NXT one of the most popular WWE brands, it was only a matter of time before more live specials are added to the schedule. In the press release issued today, WWE announced that NXT Takeover specials will now be airing monthly rather than quarterly, giving NXT its own pay-per-view feel events every month. No other information was given but...

Press release on all the new WWE Network shows

WWE Network

STAMFORD, Conn., Mar 30, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In addition to the premium monthly live pay-per-view events, WWE Network unveiled new programming for the remainder of 2015, which includes eight brand new original series and partnerships with director Jeff Tremaine, Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and legendary talk show host Jerry...

Launch information for new WWE Network series

WWE Network

During the post-WrestleMania conference call, WWE released the dates for their upcoming new shows on the WWE Network. The animated series Camp WWE will launch in late 2015, Swerved will launch in May, Diva Search will be this Fall, Too Hot For TV with Jerry Springer launches in April, Unfiltered starts in May, Culture Shock is in June, and WWE The...

WWE announces it has 1.3 million WWE Network subscribers

WWE Network

Today, WWE announced that it has a total of 1,315,000 subscribers on the WWE Network. The company hit the one million mark in January after the Network went live in the United Kingdom and thanks to the interest in the Royal Rumble. The Network started with 495,000 subscribers, then increased to 667,000, 700,000, 731,000, 816,000, and 1,001,000...