Wrestlemania 29 Generates Over $100 Million, Booker T Talks Reconciling With Stevie Ray & His Future In Wrestling

- WWE issued a press release on Wednesday to announce that Wrestlemania 29 generated $101.2 million in economic impact for the New Jersey/New York region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. The announcement was made by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Click here to read the release on […]

WrestleMania 29 Special Airing On NBC Tonight; This Week’s “Backstage Fallout” Smackdown

WrestleMania 29 World Television Premiere WrestleMania 29: The World Television Premiere is set to air tonight on NBC at 9/8 CT. Below is an excerpt from the official WWE website: WWE and NBC are joining forces to bring WrestleMania to network television on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 9/8 CT when “Wrestlemania 29: The World Television […]

PPV Buyrate Numbers For Wrestlemania 29, Extreme Rules & WWE Payback

WWE reported their 2013 second quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday morning. In them, were the official pay-per-view buyrates of the quarter. They are as follows: Wrestlemania 29 – 1,039,000 buys (compared to 1,217,000 as Wrestlemania XXVIII in 2012) Extreme Rules – 231,000 buys (compared to 263,000 in 2012) WWE Payback – […]

How Much Of “Total Divas” Is Scripted, Should Daniel Bryan Be Made Over?

How Much of “Total Divas” is Scripted? While this will probably shock no one, “Total Divas” does feature scripted segments for the sake of entertainment, however, the segment where Cameron’s boyfriend Vincent got upset at Brodus Clay after Wrestlemania 29 dress rehearsals was a shoot. Should Steph McMahon Give Daniel Bryan a Makeover? Do you […]

Smackdown Doesn’t Air Overseas, Details On Wrestlemania 29 TV Premiere

Smackdown Doesn’t Air Overseas Due to this week’s episode of Smackdown being taped on Wednesday night, the show did not air in international markets. WWE aired a show that featured clips from previous episodes. Official Details on Wrestlemania 29 on NBC The following press release was issued by WWE and NBC regarding the broadcast television […]

Video Tour Of WWEPC, Tamina Snuka In Hercules, Wrestlemania On NBC

Tour the WWE Performance Center WWE uploaded a video tour of the new WWE Performance Center at this link. You can also watch in the video embedded below: [youtube id="lQ143ZewDeY" width="620" height="360"] Tamina Snuka in “Hercules” Tamina Snuka apparently has a small part in the upcoming movie “Hercules” starring his cousin The Rock. The following […]

Preliminary Buyrate For Wrestlemania 29 Released

WWE released the preliminary buy numbers for Wrestlemania 29 on their corporate website on Friday night. The early estimated number is 1,048,000 buys. While an estimate, this is short of the 1,217,000 buys that Wrestlemania XXVIII garnered last year, however, is the third year straight buys exceeded the 1 million threshold as Wrestlemania XXVII did […]

Relive Wrestlemania 29, Santino Marella Opening Training Academy In Toronto

Relive Wrestlemania 29 Wrestlemania 29 will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday. In addition to the pay-per-view, the release includes the complete 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony, pre-show match and post-show. You can order now here at Amazon.com. Santino Opening Training Academy Santino Marella is opening a pro wrestling/mixed martial arts facility […]

Wrestlemania 29 Highest-Grossing, Estimated Number Of Buys

WWE announced on Thursday that Wrestlemania 29 was their highest-grossing “Wrestlemania” of all-time. The event earned $72 million, with that figure including ticket sales and pay-per-view buys. Last year’s Wrestlemania XXVIII did $67 million in Miami. Early buy rate estimates have the show at 1.2 million, which is less than the reported 1.3 million sold […]

Economic Impact Of Wrestlemania 29, Triple H Will Never Leave The Business

Economic Impact of Wrestlemania 29 NJ.com has the first details regarding the economic impact of Wrestlemania 29 in New Jersey. The article notes that workers earned about $1.4 million in gross salaries and benefits. Between Wrestlemania 29, the Hall of Fame Ceremony and Wrestlemania Axxess, fans bought more than 140,000 tickets. WWE says Axxess was […]

Bret Hart On Relationship With HHH, Gives Lesnar Bout 4/10

Arda Ocal interviewed Bret Hart and sent in the following recap where The Hitman discusses his strained relationship with Triple H: Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of the Baltimore Sun and Layfield Report (@LayfieldReport) recently conducted a live Q/A with Bret “Hitman” Hart (@BretHart). In the session which was primary questions from the audience, many questions were covered […]