Category - WWE

“Explosive” Total Divas season 3 preview

Total Divas

Returning on E! on September 7, the preview for Total Divas season 3 says that it will be the “most explosive season yet!” The thirty second trailer uses total surprises, total risks, total conflict, and total heat to describe what’s coming to television once the Divas – Nikki and Brie Bella, Nattie, Eva Marie, Arianne, Trinity, Summer...

Flag match added to SummerSlam 2014 card

Jack Swagger

A fourth match was added to the SummerSlam pay-per-view during last night’s Smackdown with Jack Swagger and Rusev wrestling in a flag match. The flag match joins Brie Bella vs Stephanie McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt, and John Cena vs Brock Lesnar on the card so far. Cena vs Lesnar and Stephanie vs Brie will be pushed as the two main...

WWE Magazine ending its 30 year run

WWE

It looks like that the WWE Magazine is ending its 30 year run as people in that department were part of the 7% who were laid off from the company yesterday morning. Over the past few years, the WWE Magazine continued its downward spiral when it comes to circulation and making money and was often in the red every quarter in financial results. The...

Next NXT special set for September 11

NXT

The next NXT live television special on the WWE Network will be taking place on September 11 from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, the home of NXT. This will be the third two-hour special following NXT Arrival and NXT Takeover. The top matches have been announced already during last night’s tapings which will air at a later...

Ricardo Rodriguez released from WWE

Ricardo Rodriguez

WWE released Ricardo Rodriguez yesterday with a short message on the WWE.COM website saying, “WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez as of today, July 30, 2014. WWE wishes Ricardo Rodriguez the best in all of his future endeavors.” The 28 year old Mexican-American joined WWE in 2010 and made his television...

WWE giving the pink slip to 7% of its workforce today

WWE

Black Thursday is becoming the new black Friday as WWE is handing out pink slips to 7% of its workforce to make up for loss in revenue from WWE Network and pay-per-view business. CNNMoney.com is reporting that according to a WWE spokesman, job cuts will impact all business units across all WWE’s locations. WWE employs around 850 people worldwide...

WWE revenues by region and segments for Q2 2014

WWE HQ

The following are the revenues by region and business segment which were released in today’s financial report. Network revenues including money generated from WWE Network, PPV, and VOD increased 13% to $43.3 million; WWE Network generated $19.4 million in subscription revenue from an average of 665,000 paid subscribers; TV revenues increased...

WWE announces Q2 2014 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million compared to Net income of $5.2 million in the second quarter last year. “WWE’s core business metrics remain strong, and WWE Network continues to be the single greatest opportunity to...

RAW rating for 07/28/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week drew a total of 4,318,000 viewers, down just over 100,000 viewers from last week’s 4,433,000 number. Hour one did 4,391,000 viewers, followed by 4,511,000 in the second hour before dropping nearly half a million viewers to 4,051,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

All-female angle headlines RAW for the first time in 10 years

Stephanie McMahon

WWE made a gutsy move yesterday and decided to end RAW with an angle featuring two women, something that hasn’t been done in a decade. The angle involved Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella, who managed to get her job back and get a match against Stephanie at SummerSlam in return of dropping the charges from the angle that ran last week when...

WWE hires new SVP of Sales & Partnership Marketing

WWE HQ

WWE has hired Barry McMullin as Senior Vice President of Sales & Partnership Marketing and will be responsible for providing strategic vision for WWE’s global sales operation and WWE Network sales strategies, as well as ensuring revenue growth is aligned with company objectives. McMullin, who previously held senior level sales positions...

WWE announces the signing of Fergal Devitt

Prince Devitt

After it was initially reported in May, WWE today officially announced that they have signed 32 year old Fergal Devitt who wrestles under the name of Prince Devitt. With his working visa sorted, Devitt has moved to Orlando, Florida, where he will be assigned to the Performance Center and NXT for the time being before moving up to the main...

WWE signs new TV deal with OSN in Middle East and North Africa

WWE

WWE has signed a new television deal with OSN which has broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa. The new deal, that goes through 2019, will see Monday Night RAW airing live as well as SmackDown, NXT and Main Event. WWE pay-per-views will have a new home on OSN Sports 2 HD. In addition, all OSN subscribers can also watch all the WWE...

Class action lawsuit filed against WWE over TV deal fiasco

WWE HQ

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP announced yesterday that it has filed a federal securities class action lawsuit on July 25, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired WWE stocks between October 31, 2013 and May 16, 2014. The lawsuit is against the...