Welcome to Raw Is Blogged! Kendra is out this week preparing for a medical procedure, so I am taking it over. She will be back next week with her regularly scheduled blog. I also apologize for this being posted later than normal, as I had issues in my own life pop up that prevented me from having the […]
Vince McMahon briefly addressed the departure of Hulk Hogan from WWE in today’s conference call with investors. In it, a caller asked about Hogan’s departure without mentioning him by name. McMahon said that Hogan’s departure has no material effect on the organization, reiterating he was no longer under contract. Vince said their focus remains on […]
WWE held a conference call with investors on Thursday morning to discuss their 2015 second quarter earnings. Vince McMahon and CFO George Barrios hosted the call and answered questions. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and filed the following recap: Michael Weitz opened the call by reading a prepared statement. He handed […]
Bay News 9 out of Tampa, Florida have uncovered more racially fueled comments made by Hulk Hogan. This time the comments were made during May 2008 (the unauthorized sex tape comments were in 2007) when Hogan’s son, Nick Bollea, was serving 8 months in jail for a car crash that left his friend John Graziano […]
Lesnar Added to WWE Live Event Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman have been added to WWE’s live event on October 3, 2015 from Madison Square Garden in New York City. While they have yet to be added on the official or local listing, MSG sent out the following email blast on Thursday morning: Click here […]
WWE unveiled new programming on Thursday for the WWE Network to help continue its growth. Below are the highlights of the new programming: WWE expects to add approximately 180 hours of original content to the network’s featured programming. A reality series following the stars of NXT as they strive to make WWE’s main roster A […]
WWE released the traditional buyrate numbers for their pay-per-views in the second quarter of 2015 on Thursday. These numbers mean next to nothing now that the WWE Network is in operation and we broke down those numbers at this link. Here are the pay-per-view numbers: WWE Extreme Rules – 56,000 buys (compared to 108,000 in […]
The WWE Network had 1,156,000 paid subscribers through June 30, 2015. For the second quarter of 2015 (April, May and June), the service averaged approximately 1,216,000 paid subscribers. More information is available in WWE’s 2015 second quarter earnings released today. Download our FREE App! Dirt Sheet for iPhone, Android and iPad.
WWE reported their 2015 second quarter financial results on Thursday before market open. Below is the official press release: Second-Quarter 2015 Highlights OIBDA of $13.2 million increased $27.8 million from the prior year quarter WWE Network total subscribers increased 75% to more than 1.2 million from the second quarter 2014; average paid subscribers increased 31% to […]
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TNA Impact Wrestling Results (07/29/15) Wednesday, July 29, 2015 From Universal Studios in Orlando, FL Report by Alexander Rasky of WrestlingNewsWorld.com A video plays highlighting the events of last weeks show to start us off. Austin Aries comes out to start the show in a suit, not in wrestling gear. Aries says he is not […]
WWE NXT Results (7/29/15) Wednesday, July 29, 2015 From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com Rich Brennan welcome us to the show as we are three weeks way from NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Corey Graves and Byron Saxton are also on commentary. There is a new female ring announcer […]
WWE.com posted an exclusive interview with Layla on Wednesday where she announced that she is retiring from WWE. Below is an excerpt of the interview on her decision to leave: WWE.COM: Your decision to retire from WWE has to be the most difficult decision of your career. What makes walking away from the squared circle such […]
This week’s episode of WWE Tough Enough did 980,000 viewers on the USA Network. That’s down (-164,000) viewers from the week prior. WWE Tough Enough Viewership Archive: Episode #1 on June 23, 2015 – 1,209,000 viewers Episode #2 on June 30, 2015 – 1,047,000 viewers Episode #3 on July 7, 2015 – 1,221,000 viewers Episode […]
Welcome back to another edition of my Podcast Corner. Already you have hopefully heard my interviews with KG Kevin Gill (Part 1 and part 2 are available here if not), and my most recent interview with the father of WWE Diva Paige, “Rowdy” Ricky Knight. And now I bring you my third interview, a sit […]