WWE’s Next Earnings Announcement, Usos Go Behind The Match

WWE Fourth Quarter Earnings WWE announced on Thursday they’ll report their 2013 fourth quarter earnings and full year results on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Vince McMahon and George Barrios will host a conference call with investors at 11 AM EST to discuss the results. We’ll be on the call, where we’ll provide live coverage right […]

WWE & BSkyB Extend UK Television Distribution Deal

WWE and BSkyB have extended their television distribution deal for another five years in the United Kingdom, carrying their partnership into a 30th year. BSkyB will continue to carry Raw and Smackdown and will add WWE Main Event to its lineup. All 12 WWE pay-per-views will also be available on Sky Sports Box Office, including […]

Major Update On WWE’s Upcoming TV Licensing Deal – What The Company Is Looking For, Timeline, Smackdown Going Live & Moving Nights?, PPVs Available On WWE Network

Variety has a new exclusive article online with details on WWE’s current efforts to negotiate a new domestic television licensing deal. As we reported back in early November, the company is on the verge of a deal worth billions of dollars. Below are the highlights from the Variety piece: WWE will begin shopping the rights […]

Live News & Notes From WWE’s Conference Call With Investors Featuring Vince McMahon

WWE held a conference call with investors on Thursday to discuss the company’s 2013 third quarter earnings. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and compiled the following notes: Michael Weitz opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Joining Weitz for the call is Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George […]

WWE Third Quarter Earnings Up 9%, Beat Estimates

WWE reported their third quarter financial results for 2013 on Thursday prior to market open.  Below is the official release: STAMFORD, Conn.– WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013. Revenues increased $9.1 million or 9%, to $113.3 million from $104.2 million in the prior year quarter driven by a significant […]

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, […]