TNA Wrestling Signs Zema Ion/DJ Z To A Multi-Year Deal

TNA Wrestling posted on their official website that they have signed star Zema Ion/DJ Z to a multi-year deal. You can read their announcement below or at this link: Just announced by Executive Vice President John Gaburick, TNA Wrestling is happy to announce the re-signing of DJ Z! The former X-Division Champion and incredible talent, […]

New WWE Network Pricing Options Including $19.99/Month With No Commitment

A lot of new WWE Network information was introduced in Thursday’s WWE quarter two earnings report for 2014. One piece perhaps getting overlooked are new WWE Network pricing plans. Beginning next month, WWE Network subscribers will have the following options: A $19.99/month WWE Network subscription that requires no commitment One upfront one-time payment option for […]

Favorite & Least Favorite WWE Catchphrases; What If Raw Was A Sitcom?

WWE Talent Discuss Catchphrases The latest episode of WWE Inbox features Superstars and Divas talking about their favorite and least favorite catchphrases. You can watch at this link or embedded in the video below: What if Raw was a sitcom? Have you ever imagined what Raw would look like if it were sandwiched between ’90s […]

Clarification On WWE Network Subscriber Count

The WWE Network has 700,000 subscribers as of June 30, 2014. Below is a clarification of how that breaks down: WWE announced on July 31, 2014 they have 700,000 WWE Network subscribers as of June 30, 2014 WWE announced on April 7, 2014 they had 667,287 WWE Network subscribers The company added 161,000 subscriptions during […]

Complete Recap Of WWE’s 2014 Quarter Two Conference Call

WWE held a conference call/interactive Webcast presentation with investors on Thursday morning to go over the company’s 2014 quarter two financial results. The official release is available at this link. Michael Weitz from investor relations opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Leading the call will be Vince McMahon and Chief Financial Officer George […]

Full Details On WWE’s 10-Year Deal w/Rogers Communications In Canada

WWE issued a formal press release on their new 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications in Canada. We reported here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com that as part of the agreement, the WWE Network will be available as a traditional a-la-carte Pay-TV channel in the country. The official release is below: TORONTO — Rogers Communications and […]

WWE’s Stock Price Up On 2015 OIBDA Outlook Improvement Of $30 Million

WWE reported their 2014 quarter two earnings before market open on Thursday. As part of the release, the company provided an update on WWE Network subscribers, the traditional pay-per-view buy rates for shows in the quarter, announced WWE Network’s international availability and revealed a plan for the WWE Network to operate as a traditional Pay-TV […]

WWE Announces 7% Reduction In Staff

Vince McMahon was quoted in WWE’s 2014 quarter two earnings release, where the company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million for the quarter and some very underwhelming WWE Network subscriber numbers. While McMahon expressed optimism, Chief Financial Officer George Barrios announced that WWE will be reducing their staff by 7%. The comments are included in […]

WWE Network Available As Traditional Pay-TV Channel Next Month In Canada

WWE announced on Thursday the WWE Network will be available as a traditional a-la-carte Pay-TV channel in Rogers’ cable systems in Canada. The clearance comes as part of a new 10-year partnership with Rogers Communications. The company announced a WWE Network preview on systems beginning August 12 and thereafter through other Pay-TV providers outside Rogers’ […]

WWE Network Available Internationally Next Month, In UK By October

WWE announced on Thursday the WWE Networkwill be available in over 170 countries and territories beginning on August 12, 2014. Below is an excerpt from the official WWE release: International Availability: The Company plans to make the U.S. version of WWE Network available on an over-the-top basis starting August 12th in over 170 countries and […]

Traditional Buys For Wrestlemania 30, Extreme Rules, Payback & MITB

WWE reported their second quarter earnings for 2014 on Thursday before market open. We covered the release in its entirety at this link. In the release, the official traditional pay-per-view buy rates for the shows in the second quarter were announced. Please note the WWE Network was in place for all of these shows so […]

WWE Network Growth Stagnant – 700,000 Subscribers

WWE reported their second quarter earnings for 2014 on Thursday before market open. We covered the release in its entirety at this link. It was learned the WWE Network had 700,000 subscribers at quarter end on June 30, 2014. The company explained they saw a gross addition of 161,000 subscribers since Wrestlemania 30 on April […]