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 […]

Vince McMahon Addresses #CancelWWENetwork

Vince McMahon was asked about the #CancelWWENetwork Twitter controversy that was a result of fans rejecting this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view during a conference call on Thursday with investors. Vince said such controversies are good for WWE and the vocal minority didn’t like the creative. He said “Santa Claus didn’t come for that pay-per-view, so […]

How Many WWE Network Subscribers Ended 2014, Traditional PPV Buys

WWE announced in their 2014 financial results the WWE Network had 816,000 subscribers at year-end. This means they gained at least 184,000 subscribers from December 31, 2014 to January 26, 2015 (the day they announced they reached 1 million subscribers) to take them to one million. Also reported in the results was traditional pay-per-view buys […]

WWE Reports 2014 Results, Q4 Earnings Growth Exceeds Expectations

WWE announced their 2014 fourth quarter financial results and reported complete 2014 earnings on Thursday before market open. Below is the complete release: WWE® Reports 2014 Results With Q4 Earnings Growth that Exceeds Expectations STAMFORD, Conn.–WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Revenues for the quarter increased 19% to […]

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. […]