Traditional Buys For Battleground, Updated WWE PPV Buys Table

WWE Battleground did 76,000 traditional pay-per-view buys, according to the latest update to WWE’s Key Performance Indicators. 24,000 of those buys were domestic with the remaining 52,000 being international. Traditional pay-per-view buys no longer mean what they once did with the evolution of the WWE Network but we’ll include the updated table below: Royal Rumble […]

Vince McMahon Briefly Addresses Hulk Hogan’s Departure

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 […]

Complete Recap Of Today’s WWE Investor Conference Call

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 […]

Updated Traditional WWE PPV Buys For 2015

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 […]

Update On WWE Network Subscribers – 1.156M Through June 30, 2015

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 Reports 2015 Second Quarter Earnings

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 […]

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 […]