Former NWA president Bob Geigel died on Thursday at age 90. WWE confirmed the news with a short post here on dot com. You can read their statement below: WWE is saddened to learn that Bob Geigel, legendary wrestler and promoter, passed away Thursday at age 90. Inside the squared circle, Geigel captured multiple championships […]
Randy Orton Tweeted some interesting updates from his verified Twitter account. First, he confirmed that he’ll begin filming The Condemned 2 on November 11, 2014. While he didn’t write the location, we reported (via Variety) that production will take place in New Mexico. As a result, Orton will not be on the company’s upcoming European […]
WWE has a couple of live events this weekend but a relatively light schedule. Here it is: Live Events: Sunday from the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghampton, NY (more info) Sunday from the Oncenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, NY (more info) WWE NXT: Saturday from Citrus Springs in Sitrus Springs, FL […]
Retired UFC star Chael Sonnen says he turned down a $5 million offer from Vince McMahon to leave fighting for WWE. Yahoo’s “Cagewriter” picked up on the comments made in a new episode of his “You’re Welcome” podcast with Georges St. Pierre as guest. Below is an excerpt: “I was offered $5 million [WWE head] […]
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 […]
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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 […]
As noted in our original post about WWE eliminating the 6-month commitment to the WWE Network price of $9.99/month, new subscribers will get the month of November for free. This includes the fact they’ll be able to watch Survivor Series free of charge, a fact the company promoted in a new video with Vince McMahon […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
WWE reported their 2014 third quarter results on Thursday before market open. As part of the release, they gave an update on WWE Network subscribers. The company noted they have 703,000 WWE Network subscribers in the United States and 28,000 internationally. Those numbers are as of September 30, 2014. Below is the table included in […]