Live Coverage Of WWE Conference Call To Discuss 2014 Quarter 3 Results

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 […]

Vince McMahon – “It’s Time To Remove All The Barriers To Those That Want WWE”

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 […]

Official Release – WWE Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

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 […]

Traditional WWE PPV Buys For Battleground, SummerSlam & Night Of Champions

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 Network $9.99 Per Month With No 6-Month Commitment

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 […]

Vince McMahon Interested In Selling WWE?

Jayson Derrick of Benzinga.com previews WWE’s third quarter results they will report on Thursday before market open. It’s noted the company is expected to lose $0.17 per share on revenue of $133.2 million, according to consensus analyst estimates. What’s more interesting is that Reverend Emmanuel Lemelson, chief investment officer of Lemelson Capital Management (a global […]

Previewing Thursday’s Major WWE Network Update

WWE will report their 2014 third quarter results on Thursday before market open. The results are significant for a number of reasons but below are some notable things to look for: WWE Network subscriber count: WWE announced on April 7, 2014 they had 667,287 WWE Network subscribers. In July, it was learned the WWE Network […]

Confirmed For Smackdown, WWE On Domestic Abuse/Talent Polices, Slam City To Nicktoons

- WWE will tape this week’s episodes of Main Event and Smackdown on Tuesday from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. It’s been announced that Cesaro will face Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship on this week’s Smackdown. Brooks Oglesby will have complete taping results here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com and CJ Blaze will cover […]

Exclusive Photos Of WWE’s Beautiful Jet In Kansas City

The private WWE corporate jet has arrived at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri, WrestlingNewsWorld.com can confirm. Kansas City, home of the 2014 American League Champions, will host this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. Former Wrestling News World co-owner Ryan Gray drove down to the airport and provided the following photos: […]

Big WWE Network Update Coming

WWE announced on Thursday they’ll report their third quarter 2014 results on Thursday, October 30, 2014 before market open. Vince McMahon and George Barrios will host a conference calls with investors at 11 AM Et that morning to discuss the results. The report will be significant in that we will get an update on the number […]

Updated WWE Key Performance Indicators; Finn Balor Comments

WWE Key Performance Indicators WWE has updated their Key Performance Indicators through August 31, 2014. There’s not a lot of new details to provide that haven’t already been reported. A new page has been added for WWE Network subscribers with the 700,000 subscriber mark that was previously announced through June. Here’s a screen capture: Additionally, […]

WWE Expanding In India; Party Time On Smackdown Fallout

WWE Expanding in India The Hindu Business Line, citing anonymous sources, claims that WWE along with Ten Sports will invest over $100 million in the Indian entertainment market. The publication reported that Ten Sports CEO Rakesh Sethi refused to give out financials but Rukn Kizilbash, WWE’s General Manager in India, said they were committed to […]

WWE Notebook: Big TV Deal, WWE Magazine, Jericho Does The Weather, Ribs

- WWE and FOX Sports Latin America announced a five-year multi-channel agreement on Wednesday. The deal will make WWE programming available in 56 million homes on various FOX Sports and FOX Premium platforms across all of Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. The partnership will offer more than 480 hours of original […]

WWE Announces New 5 Year TV Deal In India

WWE announced on Friday a new five year TV distribution agreement in India through 2019. As part of the deal, Ten Sports will introduce a new one-hour fully customized version of Raw tailored specifically for the Indian audience and add WWE Main Event to its programming lineup. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed […]