Category - WWE

John Cena misses Raw, Mysterio backstage for talks

John Cena

John Cena was not at Raw last night and before the show started it was announced that the company would be offering refunds to those who wanted due to Cena not being there. This is a common practice in WWE when their top advertised star doesn’t appear. Refunds are always offered and fans are allowed to stay and watch the show anyway. The...

Rusev wins the U.S. title after Raw goes off the air

Rusev

There’s a new United States champion in town and his name is Rusev! The still undefeated Bulgarian who now calls Russia “his home” defeated Sheamus last night after Monday Night Raw went off the air, a match which aired on the WWE Network. Sheamus had a reign of 182 days with the U.S. title before passing out to The Accolade finishing move.

Monday Night Raw TV report for 11/03/2014

RAW

With the announcement of a traditional five-on-five match at Survivor Series, the next few weeks, of course, will be the big build-up to who’s-on-who’s team, between Team Authority and Team Cena. I gave my speculations last week, so let’s see if I am right! (Although, the news about Daniel Bryan needing a second surgery [credit to Colin...

WWE aborts Network launch in UK again with 20 minutes to go

WWE Network

With 20 minutes to launch, WWE canceled the arrival of the WWE Network in the United Kingdom. “The launch of WWE Network in the U.K. has been delayed until further notice,” read a message on Twitter and on the WWE.COM website when accessed with a UK IP address. The cancellation sparked a fury of abuse from UK fans towards WWE on social media...

Bo Dallas injured

Bo Dallas

WWE.COM is reporting today that Bo Dallas has suffered an injury to his left foot and will be out of action for a while. It’s not known how Dallas suffered his injury and if it even was wrestling related but the WWE Superstar will be out of action from six to eight weeks.

WrestleMania 31 tickets on sale on November 15

WrestleMania 31

WWE has announced that tickets for WrestleMania 31 will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, November 15, starting at 9AM PT / Noon EST. The highest priced ticket will be $2,000 for the first few rows ringside. Other prices are $1,012 for ringside rows 9 to 16, $462 for center risers and rear floor, $262 for the central 100 level, 200...

WWE Network goes live in the UK in a few hours

WWE Network

The United Kingdom will finally get the WWE Network, officially at least, starting today. Getting the same deal as the rest of the world, minus Canada, the Network in the UK will be the over-the-top service with the month of November free for new subscribers and then $9.99 a month with no commitment starting in December. The United Kingdom is one...

Daniel Bryan presents WWE World title to SF Giants outfielder

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan – currently out injured with no return date set – is still fulfilling his WWE duties by appearing on behalf of the company. The former champion presented San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence with a replica WWE World Heavyweight title at the Giants’ World Series victory parade yesterday. “The belt!! The dream...

Royal Rumble 2015 PPV tickets on sale this morning

Royal Rumble

Tickets for the 2015 Royal Rumble will go on sale to the general public this morning starting at 10AM EST at ComcastTix.com. Prices are $25, $35, $55, $75, $150, $200, $450 for ringside rows 2 to 5, and $500 for first row ringside. Ringside seats will also get you the collectable pay-per-view chair. The show will take place at the Wells Fargo...

Triple H joins Sports Legacy Institute’s Boards of Directors

Triple H

Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to concussion education and research, announced that Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative at WWE, Inc.  has been elected to its Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome Paul Levesque to our Board of Directors,” said Christopher Nowinski...

Randy Orton to miss upcoming WWE European tour

Randy Orton

Former WWE champion Randy Orton has been pulled from the upcoming WWE European tour which starts next week due to other commitments. Orton will be filming The Condemned 2: Desert Prey for Lionsgate and WWE Studios in 10 days time with production set in New Mexico. Since WWE will tape Raw and Smackdown in England it’s likely that Orton will miss...

WWE Network to debut in the UK on November 3

WWE Network

WWE fans in the United Kingdom will finally get the WWE Network starting Monday, November. The month of November will also be free for UK fans and signups will be accepted starting at 8PM GMT on Monday. For the first two weeks, the WWE Network in the UK will only be available on a browser, iOS, and Android devices. Then starting on November 18...

Wall Street not impressed with WWE’s numbers

WWE HQ

Wall Street was not particularly happy with the WWE numbers released today although considering the big disappointment of the WWE Network subscribers count, investors also showed WWE some mercy. On the earnings report day, WWE stocks ended the day at $12.51, a 5.73% decrease over yesterday’s closing. The day’s high was $13.17 which was right...

WWE loses 255,000 Network subscribers in one quarter

WWE Network

Out of the new additional 31,000 subscribers to the WWE Network, 3,000 of them are in the United States while the rest of the 28,000 subs are International. In total during the quarter, WWE added 286,000 subscribers to the Network however had a massive 255,000 cancellations. Out of the 286,000 new subscribers, 23,000 out of them decided to take...

Consumer products division the big winner in Q3 for WWE

WWE logo

Most of the major WWE departments registered a loss when compared to the same prior year quarter, with only consumer products division and WWE studios – barely – registering an increase. The following are department by department numbers on how they fared for Q3 2014. WWE Network generated $22.4 million in subscriptions; Licensing...

WWE announces Q3 2014 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to Net income of $2.4 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter last year. “During the quarter, we delivered stronger financial performance than anticipated...