Category - WWE

Paige on the Stone Cold Podcast tonight on the WWE Network

Paige

Two time WWE Divas champion Paige will be the special guest on the Steve Austin Podcast tonight on the WWE Network, airing immediately right after Monday Night Raw ends. This will be Austin’s fourth podcast on the Network following those with Vince McMahon, Triple H, and Paul Heyman. According to several sources, Paige was not supposed to be the...

WWE champ Seth Rollins responds to Dana White’s tweet

Seth Rollins

The war of words between Dana White and wrestling fans went on and on yesterday with some saying that they have canceled their order for UFC 190 on pay-per-view due to White’s disrespectful comments. TNA’s Jeremy Borash said that he canceled the order, which prompted White to reply that it’s free in the UK, “goofball.” Borash outlined...

Titus O’Neil takes group of homeless people to lunch

Titus O'Neil

Titus O’Neil’s act of kindness is getting him a lot of publicity after he posted on Instagram that he took a group of homeless people to lunch. The first outing in San Diego at the Yardhouse restaurant didn’t go down so well as the manager “seemed distant” in serving the two homeless with O’Neil. The WWE Superstar eventually gathered...

Rumors pop up that WWE want ZZ eliminated from Tough Enough

Tough Enough

The latest rumors popping up are that WWE want Tough Enough competitor ZZ eliminated from the competition and a 3 minute video of coach Billy Gunn tearing ZZ a new one during training was uploaded on the Tough Enough website to encourage fans to not vote for him. ZZ has been in the bottom three multiple times and has always managed to stay alive...

John Cena taken off live events, Raw, and Australia tour

John Cena

United States champion John Cena has been taken off from the weekend live events and the upcoming tour of Australia due to his broken nose. Cena, who suffered his broken nose at the hands (or knee for that matter) of Seth Rollins last week, has also been taken off from Monday’s Raw in San Jose. Brock Lesnar is scheduled to be on the show. The...

Vince McMahon and WWE statement on the passing of Roddy Piper

WWE logo

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon called Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE.” McMahon added that Piper was beloved by millions around the world and extended his deepest condolences to his family. Meanwhile, a short statement on WWE.COM read, “WWE is deeply...

Total Divas season 4 episode 4 rating

Total Divas

Episode 4 of season 4 of Total Divas drew a total of 1,083,000 viewers this week for the episode titled Divas on Overdrive. The number is up from the previous week’s 995,000 total and drew the same 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo as episode 3. (Ratings credit: TV By The Numbers)

Tough Enough episode 6 rating

Tough Enough

Episode 6 of Tough Enough this week drew 980,000 viewers as not only there was no interest from viewers on who the new judge was going to be or how they will handle to Hogan situation, but the show lost 164,000 viewers over last week. The show did a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and saw the elimination of Mada after new judge The Miz used his save...

Daniel Bryan’s book debuts #18 on NY Times Best Seller list

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan’s popularity isn’t just shown in the ring but also in the book world as his autobiography titled ‘Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania,’ made it on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book, which covers Daniel Bryan’s career as a WWE Superstar culminating with the amazing WrestleMania XXX...

WWE loses 508,000 active Network subscribers in one quarter

WWE Network

WWE lost over half a million subscribers after WrestleMania up until June 30 as the latest key performance indicators chart shows a decrease of 508,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2015. The 508,000 lost subscribers were partially offset with 337,000 new subscribers however WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios...

WWE Network subscription cards to be made available in stores

WWE Network

WWE Network cards will soon be available in stores as it was announced today during the conference call with investors that WWE is planning to push these out to continue increasing their subscribers base. The cards will be similar to those such as iTunes and Amazon and no credit card will be required to activate your subscription. The plan is to...

Vince McMahon takes a shot at Hulk Hogan during conference call

Vince Mcmahon

During the earnings conference call earlier today, one of the callers asked Vince McMahon about Hulk Hogan, who last week was fired from WWE for racial rants which were shot on a sex tape video eight years ago but released just now by The National Enquirer. The caller did not mention Hogan by name but went the diplomatic way saying that there was...

WWE revenues by business for Q2 2015

WWE HQ

Four departments within WWE registered an increase compared to Q2 2014 while the other five registered a decrease, mainly due to WrestleMania being in the second quarter last year while this year its revenues were added to the first quarter. Television revenues increased 19% to $52.1 million from $43.8 million in the prior year quarter; Licensing...

264,000 traditional PPV buys registered in past quarter

Elimination Chamber

The three pay-per-views that occurred during the second quarter of 2015 did a total of 167,000 traditional buys. Extreme Rules did 56,000 buys, Payback did 54,000 buys, and Money In The Bank did 57,000 buys compared to 108,000, 67,000, and 122,000 respectively in the prior year. The difference is obviously due to more fans subscribing to the WWE...

WWE reports Q2 2015 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $5.1 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of $14.5 million, or $0.19 loss per share, in the second quarter last year. “The performance of WWE Network demonstrates our ability to transform our legacy...

WWE Network subscribers count and new programming revealed

WWE Network

WWE announced today that it had 1,227,000 active subscribers on the WWE Network as of June 30, 2015, down 100,000 subscribers from what the company reported right after WrestleMania 31. Compared year over year, WWE added over 500,000 subscribers from June 30, 2014. There’s an average of 1,216,000 paid subscribers in total which generated $36.6...

Layla announces her retirement from WWE

Layla

38 year old Layla has announced her retirement from the world of professional wrestling after a 9 year stint with the company. Layla started with the WWE in 2006 when she was a contestant in the WWE Diva Search contest, a contest that she eventually won. She worked backstage interviews before transitioning to the ring and eventually being part of...