Throwback Video Of Pre-WWE John Cena, Halloween WWE Inbox

Throwback Thursday – John Cena Before WWE Wrestling News World reader Nick Larks sent an epic #ThrowbackThursday video that I felt was more than appropriate to share. The video is of a Discovery Channel documentary that aired at Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s California-based “Ultimate University” and features a pre-WWE version of John Cena. While you may […]

Live Coverage Of WWE Conference Call To Discuss 2014 Quarter 3 Results

Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios hosted a conference call with investors on Thursday morning to discuss the company’s 2014 third quarter results. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and compiled the following notes: Michael Weitz from Investor Relations opened the presentation by reading a prepared statement. Vince McMahon […]

Vince McMahon – “It’s Time To Remove All The Barriers To Those That Want WWE”

Vince McMahon commented on the change to the WWE Network, with the company removing the 6 month commitment to the $9.99/month price, in Thursday’s earnings release. Below is Vince’s comment in its entirety: “During the quarter, we delivered stronger financial performance than anticipated and surpassed our guidance while making significant progress on the execution of […]

Update On The WWE Network In The United Kingdom

WWE gave the following update on the WWE Network in the United Kingdom in their 2014 third quarter earnings release on Thursday: WWE Network to be available in the U.K.: The Company continues to develop the international platform for WWE Network and plans to make the U.S. version of WWE Network available in the U.K. […]

Official Release – WWE Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

WWE reported their third quarter results from 2014 on Thursday morning before market open.  Below is the official release in its entirety: STAMFORD, Conn., October 30, 2014 – WWE (NYSE: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 […]

Traditional WWE PPV Buys For Battleground, SummerSlam & Night Of Champions

WWE reported traditional pay-per-view buy rates for Battleground, SummerSlam and Night of Champions as part of their 2014 third quarter results on Thursday. The numbers are as follows: WWE Battleground 2014 – 99,000 buys (compared to 199,000 buys as Money in the Bank in 2013) SummerSlam – 147,000 buys (compared to 296,000 buys in 2013) […]

WWE Network $9.99 Per Month With No 6-Month Commitment

WWE announced a change to WWE Network subscriptions on Thursday morning. Below is an excerpt from WWE’s official release: New Simplified Price Plan: Beginning November 1, the Company will introduce a new simplified price plan at $9.99 per month with no commitment (cancel at any time). Current subscribers will benefit from this new simplified plan as they […]

Vince McMahon Interested In Selling WWE?

Jayson Derrick of Benzinga.com previews WWE’s third quarter results they will report on Thursday before market open. It’s noted the company is expected to lose $0.17 per share on revenue of $133.2 million, according to consensus analyst estimates. What’s more interesting is that Reverend Emmanuel Lemelson, chief investment officer of Lemelson Capital Management (a global […]

Previewing Thursday’s Major WWE Network Update

WWE will report their 2014 third quarter results on Thursday before market open. The results are significant for a number of reasons but below are some notable things to look for: WWE Network subscriber count: WWE announced on April 7, 2014 they had 667,287 WWE Network subscribers. In July, it was learned the WWE Network […]

Triple H Discusses WWE Locker Room Full Of Hungry Talent

Triple H’s latest weekly kayfabe interview with Michael Cole is now online. Below are the highlights: Cole asked Hunter about “boasting and gloating” about Rollins at Hell in a Cell on Raw but Randy Orton RKOing Rollins. Triple H said they would handle it interally. Cole reminded Hunter that’s what he said last week. Triple […]