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    McMahon says it was his call not to sign deal for traditional distribution of Network

McMahon says it was his call not to sign deal for traditional distribution of Network

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon said that it was his call not to sign a deal for a traditional distribution of the WWE Network. McMahon said that the company already had deals in place with major distributors but their terms were

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    DirecTV to re-evaulate WWE’s PPV business after launch of Network

DirecTV to re-evaulate WWE’s PPV business after launch of Network

While WWE fans are excited about the WWE Network, one company isn’t because it will effect their revenue. That company is DirecTV, one of the PPV distributors for WWE. A typical deal between WWE and distributors is usually 50/50 according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. With the

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    Parental control features allows airing of uncut and unedited shows on Network

Parental control features allows airing of uncut and unedited shows on Network

While current WWE television is rated PG only, the Network will air all kinds of programming including TV-14 and TV-MA according to an article by Variety. Advisory messages will precede shows which will carry a rating which is not TV-PG and the Network will be equipped with parental controls which

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    WWE to keep pay-per-views on TV as well apart from airing on the Network

WWE to keep pay-per-views on TV as well apart from airing on the Network

As noted already, WWE will be giving out all of its pay-per-views on the WWE Network, a decision which will most likely cost a few PPV buys but in the long run might prove to be the best decision the company has ever made. Although all shows will be part

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    Major media outlets cover the WWE Network announcement

Major media outlets cover the WWE Network announcement

The launch of the WWE Network was covered by most major news and tech websites who were present at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week, giving WWE some added exposure before the February 24 launch. Yahoo! Sports, Hollywood Reporter, IGN, The Verge, Digital Spy, Engadget, Gizmodo, Zap2It, Miami Herald,

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    WWE teams up with MLB Advanced Media to deliver WWE Network

WWE teams up with MLB Advanced Media to deliver WWE Network

With traditional TV distribution out of the picture, WWE opted to deliver its Network across the Internet, giving its fans access to programming on any device they want. To do this, WWE had to partner up with someone who’s been doing this for a long time and eventually chose MLB

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    What is going to air on the WWE Network?

What is going to air on the WWE Network?

The WWE Network will launch with over a thousand hours of footage on day one, with additional programming being added throughout the year. WWE has over 100,000 hours of footage in their vast wrestling library and they produce 6 hours of original programming every week with their RAW, Smackdown, and

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    WWE officially unveils the WWE Network at CES 2014

WWE officially unveils the WWE Network at CES 2014

WWE officially unveiled the details of the WWE Network yesterday during an event at CES 2014 inside the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Michelle Wilson, Triple H, and WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold Steve Austin helped with the presentation. Launching on

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    Michigan State Spartans fans do the “Yes” chant at halftime

Michigan State Spartans fans do the “Yes” chant at halftime

Daniel Bryan and his “Yes!” chant got some publicity on ESPN after Michigan State football starting right guard Travis Jackson got a jam packed arena to do the chant including the pointing of the fingers at a Michigan State Spartans basketball game. Jackson is a big WWE fan and has

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    WWE in Las Vegas at CES 2014 for WWE Network announcement

WWE in Las Vegas at CES 2014 for WWE Network announcement

It’s a very important day today in the history of WWE as the company plans to announce the launch of the WWE Network tonight at 6:30PM PST live from the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be hosted by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon with appearances

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    Former WWE Divas champion Kaitlyn leaves WWE

Former WWE Divas champion Kaitlyn leaves WWE

WWE Diva Kaitlyn has been released from her contract after she has chosen to pursue other opportunities outside the sports-entertainment industry. Kaitlyn, real name Celeste Bonin, will appear on tonight’s Main Event on ION taking on AJ Lee in her final match for WWE. “Today is bittersweet. I’ve officially left

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    You are cordially invited….check out WWE’s invite to the media tonight

You are cordially invited….check out WWE’s invite to the media tonight

While they have never officially said that tonight’s announcement in Las Vegas is about the WWE Network, the corporate site jumped the gun yesterday and put ‘WWE Network Announcement’ on the Investor Relations calendar, a title which was taken down later in the day and replaced with just ‘WWE Tune

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    RAW rating for 01/06/2014

RAW rating for 01/06/2014

Everybody seems to like nostalgia acts as the Old School RAW pulled in a 3.2 rating and an average of 4,538,000 viewers, up 409,000 viewers over last week’s show. Hour one did 4,723,000 followed by 4,427,000 in the second, and 4,463,000 in the third and final hour. Hour one hasn’t

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    Dolph Ziggler suffers another concussion

Dolph Ziggler suffers another concussion

Dolph Ziggler is facing a couple of weeks off after the former World Heavyweight champion suffered what looks to be a concussion while wrestling Ryback during the Superstars tapings before Monday Night RAW. Ziggler’s chances of participating in the Royal Rumble are now slim unless he passes the company’s ImPACT

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    Jake “The Snake” Roberts returns to WWE on Old School RAW

Jake “The Snake” Roberts returns to WWE on Old School RAW

In late 2012, Jake “The Snake” Roberts was at rock bottom and Diamond Dallas Page came to the rescue. Roberts vowed to get in shape and enter the Royal Rumble this year and last night on RAW, he came back as the biggest surprise of the night. After Roman Reigns

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    Stomach virus lands Jerry Lawler in hospital before RAW

Stomach virus lands Jerry Lawler in hospital before RAW

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler was taken to the University of Maryland hospital in Baltimore, yesterday before RAW according to MemphisSport.com after he began throwing up and showing other signs of illness. Lawler had some blood work done and other tests and was doing fine and was

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    Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/06/2014

Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/06/2014

It’s a new year! Happy 2014 and blessings to all who read this for a great year! However, tonight we go back in the past (sort of) with a trip down memory lane, as Raw goes “Old-School!” Bring on the ’90s! Seriously, these shows are fun and really do rack

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    Monday Night RAW goes old school tonight

Monday Night RAW goes old school tonight

WWE will be going old school tonight as Monday Night RAW takes a trip down memory lane with Legends and Hall of Famers scheduled to be part of the broadcast. Advertised for the broadcast are Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Scotty 2 Hotty, Rikishi, Diamond Dallas Page, Million Dollar Man, IRS,

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    WWE to air the groundbreaking announcement live online on Wednesday

WWE to air the groundbreaking announcement live online on Wednesday

WWE.COM will be streaming the groundbreaking announcement that the company will be making this coming Wednesday live from Las Vegas starting at 9:30PM ET. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, John Cena, Triple H, and Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin will be in attendance for the announcement

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    Daniel Bryan wrestles in Wyatt Family gear during live event

Daniel Bryan wrestles in Wyatt Family gear during live event

Daniel Bryan joined the Wyatt Family on the last Monday Night RAW and the former WWE champion wrestled during the non-televised live events this weekend in full Wyatt Family gear. Bryan took on Bray Wyatt in a short cage match which Wyatt won after delivering the Sister Abigail finisher on

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