Category - WWE

All 9 WWE business segments register increase in Q4 2016

For the first time in a very, very, very long time, all of WWE’s nine business segments registered an increase compared to the prior year quarter. Network revenues, including WWE Network and traditional pay-per-views increased to $43.7 million from $40.8 million; Television revenues increased to $68.6 million from $55.6 million; Home...

WWE Network hits 1.5 million paid subscribers

In today’s Q4 2016 results, WWE revealed that the WWE Network has a total of 1,500,000 paid subscribers as of January 31, 2017. By the end of 2016, they had 1,473,000 total subscribers with 1,407,000 paid, so the Rumble moved nearly 100,00 new paid subscribers. That number is up from the 1,440,000 they had by September 30, 2016, but slightly...

WWE reports Q4 2016 and year-end financial results

WWE today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. For the quarter, the Company reported Net income of $8.0 million as compared to a Net loss of $1.2 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income increased to $13.9 million from an Operating loss of $1.5 million. “During the past year, we...

New England Patriots celebrate with their replica WWE title

WWE sending a replica title to Super Bowl winners New England Patriots paid off as the team celebrated with the title during their victory parade which was broadcast live on television. The title was passed around from one member to another as everyone held it high in the air as they celebrated their fifth historic win. Big WWE fan Rob Gronkowski...

Smackdown rating for 02/07/2017

Smackdown yesterday with John Cena vs Randy Orton in the main event drew 2,627,000 viewers, down 190,000 viewers from last week’s show. Smackdown was #1 on the cables chart in the 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Darren Young undergoing elbow surgery tomorrow in Birmingham

Darren Young is looking at several months on the sidelines as he announced in an Instagram post that he will be undergoing elbow surgery to repair the damage he suffered during a taping of Main Event in mid-January. Young suffered the injury when he was wrestling Epico and took a bad bump on the apron, with the elbow looking like snapping in the...

WWE 2K17 now available for Windows PC

2K today announced that WWE 2K17 is now available for Windows PC. The new release delivers all the authenticity and action offered in WWE 2K17 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, including the largest roster of WWE and NXT Superstars in franchise history, extensive new options in Creation Suite and Universe Mode, the...

Raw rating for 02/06/2017

Monday Night Raw pulled in 3,115,000 viewers this week, down sharply from last week’s post-Royal Rumble show which did 3.6 million viewers. Hour one drew 3,339,000 viewers, followed by 3,165,000 viewers in the second hour, and down even more to 2,842,000 in the third and final hour. Raw dropped half a million viewers from the first to the third...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 02/07/2017

We are just five nights away from Elimination Chamber, this Sunday! On that show, we have three-out-of-four championships on the line with the Tag Team championships in a tag team turmoil match, Alexa Bliss putting her Women’s championship on the line against Naomi, and the WWE championship in an Elimination Chamber match. Who will gain the...

Brock Lesnar shows up after Raw and issues an open challenge

While Brock Lesnar was not on Raw last night, he did appear with Paul Heyman after the show went off the air much to the surprise of the Portland crowd. Heyman took the lead and after doing his usual introduction, helped by the crowd, said that Goldberg is not there anymore but Brock came here looking for a fight. Heyman then challenged anyone in...

Over 150 hours of Smackdown replays added to the WWE Network

WWE has added over 150 hours of Smackdown replays from the years 2008 and 2009 to the WWE Network. These additions mean that there are 17 years of Smackdown – out of 19 – all on the Network with the exception of the years 2010 and 2011. The 2008 and 2009 Smackdown episodes were mainly dominated by The Undertaker, Triple H, and Edge...

Goldberg to face Owens at Fastlane for the Universal title

The main event for the Raw-only pay-per-view Fastlane was set last night on Monday Night Raw, and the outcome of the match could alter another match at WrestleMania. WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens will be defending the title against Goldberg, who interrupted the segment between Owens and Jericho during the show. Goldberg wrote himself on the...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 02/06/2017

Howdy partners! @TheMagnumDA here. Man, I still have Texas on my mind. 🙂 Thank you for checking out the Raw Report this week. Before I get started, I wanted to thank Stephen Hutchings (@hutchingss81) for his support, as well as his Question of the Week on Twitter. Stephen asked me to clarify what I meant when I said “Seth is dead in the...

Dana Warrior signs WWE deal

Dana Warrior, the widow of the Ultimate Warrior, signed a multi-year deal with WWE as brand ambassador effective January 27. The news was revealed by Dana herself in a post on Facebook, adding a photo of herself signing the contract. “I could not be more excited about becoming an official part of the WWE family…although I always felt I was...

Watch the 30 for 30: This Was The XFL documentary

30 for 30: This Was The XFL is now archived on the WatchESPN app for viewers to watch on-demand. The 1 hour 20 minute documentary takes a look at the partnership between WWE and NBC on the short-lived XFL venture, which had its first kick off on February 3, 2001. It was produced by Charlie Ebersol, the son of Dick Ebersol, who was the NBC Sport...

Total Bellas now available on the WWE Network

The first season of Total Bellas is now available for binge-watching on the WWE Network starting today. This docu-series followed the odd-couple relationships of these WWE Superstars as Brie does her best to nurse, not only Nikki, but John and Daniel back to health, all while trying to retain their sanity. Brie and Daniel moved to John Cena’s...