WWE Network Reaches 1 Million Subscribers

WWE announced on Tuesday the WWE Network has reached 1 million subscribers. Below is the official press release: STAMFORD, Conn., January 27, 2015 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WWE Network has surpassed 1 million subscribers just 11 months after launch, making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service. These results represent a 37 percent […]

WWE Promotes Lisa Fox Lee To EVP Of Content

WWE announced on Monday the promotion of Lisa Fox Lee to Executive Vice President, Content, reporting directly to Vince McMahon. Below is the official press release on the newly created position: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) has promoted Lisa Fox Lee to Executive Vice President, Content, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. […]

Big WWE Network Update Coming Next Month

WWE announced on Thursday they’ll report their fourth quarter earnings and full 2014 results on Thursday, February 12, 2015 before market open. Of course the number that we’ll all be looking at is WWE Network subscribers through December 31, 2014. That number will be reported and we’ll have it for you. Vince McMahon and George […]

WWE Identifies New Growth Model

Stephanie McMahon and George Barrios presented at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York City on Tuesday. Several points of the core WWE business model were explored, including the company’s new growth model. In 2015 and beyond, the plan is to grow the WWE Network global subscription model, focus on global TV distribution […]

Updated Traditional WWE PPV Buys Through Survivor Series

WWE updated their Key Performance Indicators on December 18, 2014. As part of the release, it’s noted that Survivor Series did approximately 103,000 traditional pay-per-view buys. What’s interesting about this number is the show was available for free on the WWE Network. You can view all of WWE’s latest Key Performance Indicators at this link. […]

Updated Traditional WWE PPV Buys Through Hell In A Cell

WWE updated their Key Performance Indicators earlier in the week to reflect the number of traditional buys for their Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. The company reported that Hell in a Cell did 76,000 traditional buys. Below are the updated traditional pay-per-view buys since the inception of the WWE Network: Wrestlemania XXX – 690,000 buys […]

WWE Extends TV Distribution Deal In Spain For Two Years

WWE and Atresmedia announced on Thursday they have extended their TV distribution agreement and promotional partnership for an additional two years to carry Raw and Smackdown . The deal will run through 2016. According to a release issued to announce the deal, ratings for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown have doubled in the country over […]

WWE Exec In Moderated Q&A Session, Wrestlemania 30′s Economic Success

WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios will participate in a moderated Q&A session at the Wells Fargo 2014 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference for investors in New York City on Wednesday. WWE issued an official press release to announce his inclusion. You can read it below: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Chief […]

WWE Talent At USF Game, Where’s Daniel Bryan?, Transcript Of Earnings Call

WWE Talent at USF Game Wade Barrett, Sheamus and Titus O’Neil were in attendance at Saturday’s Houston at South Florida college football game. You can view a photo below: Click here to load Photos/Tweet (if not loaded) Thank you for taking a picture with me @WWESheamus @TitusONeilWWE @WadeBarrett. It was nice meeting you guys. pic.twitter.com/4l6f66PKSm […]

WWE Responds To Recent Litigation

WWE highlighted two specific lawsuits brought against them in Form 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Litigation included is one suit alleging they violated securities laws and the other filed by Billy Jack Haynes that we covered at this link. Below is their response to the lawsuits: You can […]

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 […]