WWE Announces Appointment Of Blake Bilstad

WWE announced on Thursday the appointment of Blake Bilstad as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. He’ll report directly to Vince McMahon. Below is the press release that was sent out to investors: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Blake Bilstad as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. […]

Preliminary Buyrate Data For WWE Payback

WWE has updated their Key Performance Indicators, giving the preliminary buyrate number for WWE Payback. This year’s show did 54,000 traditional buys, according to the document including preliminary data that you can read at this link. Traditional buys no longer mean what they once did as WWE has transitioned from pay-per-view to WWE Network subscriptions. […]

Preliminary Buyrate Data For WWE Extreme Rules 2015

WWE has updated their Key Performance Indicators, giving the preliminary buyrate number for WWE Extreme Rules. This year’s show did 56,000 traditional buys, according to the document including preliminary data that you can read at this link. Traditional buys no longer mean what they once did as WWE has transitioned from pay-per-view to WWE Network subscriptions. […]

WWE’s PPV Business Continues To Deteriorate In Favor Of WWE Network

Last Thursday, WWE reported their first quarter earnings for 2015. As part of the earnings, they released the traditional number of pay-per-view buys for the quarter. Those numbers are as follows: Royal Rumble – 145,000 traditional buys (compared to 467,000 in 2014) WWE Fastlane – 46,000 traditional buys (compared to 183,000 in 2014 as Elimination […]

Complete Coverage Of WWE Conference Call With Investors To Discuss 2015 Quarter 1 Results

Vince McMahon and George Barrios held a call with WWE investors on Thursday morning to discuss the company’s 2015 Q1 earnings. The full earnings report was released this morning and is available at this link. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and filed the following recap: Michael Weitz from investor relations opened the call by reading a prepared statement. He […]

Dolph Ziggler Shoots In Twitter Promo, WWE Dividend

Dolph Ziggler Shoots Dolph Ziggler Tweeted the following ahead of his “Kiss Me Arse” Match at Extreme Rules against Sheamus: I’ve got the boyz to make the noize! years in the making, almost as long as we’ve been waiting for you to connect! trust me, he connects. Frustrated, outdated, I really wanna be overrated. overachievement […]

Important WWE Meeting In Stamford, Fallout From Raw

Big WWE Meeting This Week WWE’s annual meeting of stockholders is Thursday at the Hilton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT. The meeting, which is not be confused with a sports entertainment event, is scheduled to begin at 10 AM EDT. Raw Fallout Below are Raw Fallout videos that were posted to YouTube following this week’s […]

Details On The Next WWE Network Update

WWE announced on Monday they’ll report their 2015 first quarter earnings on Thursday, April 30, 2015 before market open. Vince McMahon and George Barrios will host a conference call with investors at 11 AM EDT that morning to discuss the results. The release will detail WWE Network subscriptions through March 31, 2015 and will give […]

WWE’s Stock Plunges More Than 14% On Monday

Wall Street wasn’t impressed by WWE’s record-breaking Wreslemania 31 pay-per-view or their WWE Network announcement of 1.3 million paid subscribers. WWE’s stock fell more than 14% on Monday. Forbes – WWE Stock Crashes After Record-Breaking WrestleMania 31 The feeling seems to be investors worrying the WWE Network paid subscribers number will drop now that Wrestlemania […]

WWE Network Exceeds 1.3 Million Subscribers

WWE issued the following release shortly after announcing 1.3 million paid WWE Network subscribers: Full Year Business Outlook Reaffirmed While Q1 2015 Currently Projected to Exceed Guidance STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that WWE Network surpassed 1.3 million subscribers following WrestleMania® 31, making it the most viewed WrestleManiain history. WrestleMania was broadcast around the world last night on WWE […]

Major WWE Network Update, Wrestlemania Success & More

Vince McMahon and George Barrios hosted a conference call with investors to discuss the status of the WWE Network following Wrestlemania 31 on Monday. I was on the call on behalf of Wrestling News World and compiled the following notes: Michael Weitz opened the call by reading a prepared statement. He reminded listeners of the […]

Details On Triple H’s Wrestlemania 31 Entrance

WWE and NBCUniversal are teaming up for a new marketing plan that will launch their new advertising strategy. The partnership will begin at Wrestlemania 31 during Triple H’s entrance to promote an upcoming Paramount movie, Variety is reporting. Hunter will enter for his match against Sting to imagery and video outtakes from “Terminator: Genisys” starring […]

Vince McMahon, Triple H & Others Getting Pay Raises

WWE has noted top executives will receive an increase in their base pay for 2015. Vince McMahon’s base salary will increase to $1.25 million and Triple H to $577,500. Kevin Dunn, George Barrios and Michael Luisi are all getting raises. The raises do not include the value of WWE shares owned or annual incentive bonuses […]

How Many WWE Network Has Reached, Free Signups Converting

We received a significant update on WWE Network subscriptions on Thursday as WWE reported their 2014 quarter four earnings and complete 2014 year-end results. As we previously noted, the WWE Network had 816,000 subscribers at the end of 2014. On January 26, 2015 they announced they reached 1 million subscribers. WWE Chief Financial Officer George […]