John Laurinaitis Returns, WWE PPVs On Smartphones, Punk Watches TNA, George Barrios Presentation

- John Laurinaitis is at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina for this week’s WWE Raw. This doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll return to television as he has been working as a producer backstage but has been off the road recently due to shoulder surgery. Reports he was released from the company were unfounded and never reported here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.

- WWE pay-per-views are now available for order on their official iPhone and Android Application.

- WWE Champion CM Punk admitted at a weekend appearance at the Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans he watched TNA on occasion. He also said he’s never met Bobby Roode but knew Kevin Steen personally.

- George Barrios, who is WWE’s Chief Financial Officer, participated in the UBS NYC Media Conference Monday in New York City to discuss the company’s business model. You can view a Powerpoint of the presentation at this link.

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  • Alex Barie

    So you can watch the PPVs on your phone or just order them and then they air on your TV? Who is willing to hold their phone for 3 hours?

    • William Shatner

      I don't have a smartphone or tablet gizmo, but presumably this app thing would work on tablets as well? Or other laptops with Android OS?
      They're still all small screens though, so maybe it's possible to scale up and hook them up to a bigger screen? A laptop in the case of the smartphone if you're travelling, for example, or a high-def tv or PC monitor for a tablet?
      Google glasses? Watch Wrestlemania while you're driving?
      I'm sure the app could be used in many ways other than on a teeny little smartphone screen.

      That said, don't today's youth already have their phones glued to their hands for far longer than 3 hours at a time?

  • Ilyas G

    Oh God, please delay his appearance as much as possible, I don't like to disrespect anybody but he bores the heck out of me!

  • Ken

    Yay! Big Johnny! Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  • bob

    bad mistake, Punk :L

  • Kleck

    That PowerPoint really a gives great insight as to WWE’s direction and areas they see growth potential.

  • JPC

    People Power!!

  • The Awesome James

    I was wondering why last night's RAW felt less fun than the last few weeks. Jonny "Fun sponge" Ace was in the house! Get used to seeing 3 hours of lackluster television every Monday night again!