WWE Expected To Sign Monster TV Licensing Deal, Goldust Drops Weight, Nikki Bella Speaks

- Forbes SportsMoney did a feature on the upcoming TV licensing deal that WWE is expected to sign with NBC Universal. Analysts speculated the deal could see WWE receiving four to six times their current $140 million a year deal and top NASCAR’s $4.5 billion/10-year contract. Click here to watch the segment in its entirety. […]

Mick Foley Featured, Good News For WWE Video Game Partner, Sheamus Update

- Mick Foley is featured in a new episode of CollegeHumor’s “Hardly Working.” You can watch it at this link. – Take-Two Interactive, WWE’s new video game partner, reported strong financial results for the fiscal second quarter 2014, ended September 30, 2013. You can read their press release at this link. Speaking of earnings, WWE […]

Big Show Puts Over Cena’s Work Ethic, Khali Comforts Natalya, WWE Dividend

- Brian Fritz interviewed Big Show, who really put John Cena for his work ethic. You can listen at this link or watch in the video embedded below: [youtube id="MYEVYBNmlP0" width="620" height="360"] – The Great Khali comforts Natlaya in the latest episode of Backstage Fallout Smackdown. You can watch now at this link or embedded […]

WWE Takes Anti-Bullying Message Everywhere But Their Own Locker Room, Comic Book Release, Quarter 3 Earnings

- WWE has taken their anti-bullying “Be A Star” message international as Kofi Kingston and Santino Marella appeared at an anti-bullying rally in Abu Dhabi last week. While I understand Ryback has a heel character to play, maybe they should start having these backstage at WWE TVs. Click here if you missed the melee from […]

WWE Lowers 2013 Outlook, Drops Operating Income Estimate

WWE issued a press release on Friday, announcing they’re revising their 2013 outlook. The company is altering their operating income to $40-$50 million from the previously estimated $56.9-$69.5 million. The revision is “primarily due to several recent developments.” While not specially named, the developments “caused an approximate 5% reduction in second half revenue expectations. This, […]

Goldberg Talks WWE DVD, Del Rio & Sheamus Visit Bullying Victim, Call Transcript

Goldberg Talks WWE DVD Bill Goldberg appeared on 4th & Pain to discuss the upcoming WWE DVD set entitled Goldberg: The Ultiamte Collection. You can listen to the interview at this link or embedded in the video below: [youtube id="vi8aF_ao2WA" width="620" height="360"] Click here for the complete match listing of the set due out this […]

Vince McMahon Calls Financial Results Lousy, “Total Divas” A Home Run, WWE App Downloads

Vince McMahon said WWE’s 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results were “lousy.” He stressed not to dwell on the numbers and touted the following: Wrestlemania 29 buys were lower [from last year] but it was the highest grossing pay-per-view in the company’s history. An E! executive told Vince that the “Total Divas” premiere was a “home […]

Complete Recap Of WWE Investor Conference Call To Discuss 2013 Quarter Two Financial Results

WWE held a conference call with investors on Thursday to go over the company’s 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and compiled the following notes: Michael Weiz opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios will be joining […]

PPV Buyrate Numbers For Wrestlemania 29, Extreme Rules & WWE Payback

WWE reported their 2013 second quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday morning. In them, were the official pay-per-view buyrates of the quarter. They are as follows: Wrestlemania 29 – 1,039,000 buys (compared to 1,217,000 as Wrestlemania XXVIII in 2012) Extreme Rules – 231,000 buys (compared to 263,000 in 2012) WWE Payback – […]

WWE Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results – Wrestlemania 29 Buyrate Revealed

WWE reported their 2013 second quarter results on Thursday prior to market open. The release is as follows: WWE® Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Revenues increased $10.7 million or 8%, to $152.3 million from $141.6 million in the prior year quarter driven […]

Dolph Ziggler Talks Title Win, Details On WWE’s New Corporate Jet

Dolph Ziggler Talks Title Win Brian Soscia interviewed World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler to promote Saturday’s WWE Smackdown live event in Reading, PA. Ziggler put over Big E Langston and AJ Lee and they talked about Balls Mahoney being banned from amateur wrestling. Ziggler talked about the reaction backstage after he won the World Heavyweight […]