Vince McMahon’s Reaction To Earnings, Lesnar vs. HHH, Pushing Damien Sandow, Content For The WWE Network

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WWE Conference Call Recap – WWE Network Format Announced But No Launch Date Available

Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios hosted a conference call on Thursday morning with investors to discuss the company’s 2012 quarter three earnings. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com. Below are the highlights: Michael Weitz, from investors relations, opened the call by reading a prepared statement which included well […]

Official PPV Buyrate Numbers For Money In The Bank, SummerSlam & Night Of Champions

WWE released the official pay-per-view buyrate numbers for all shows in the third quarter of 2012 in their earnings release Thursday morning. They are as follows: Money in the Bank – 188,000 buys (compared to 195,000 buys in 2011) SummerSlam – 358,000 buys (compared to 296,000 buys in 2011) Night of Champions – 189,000 buys […]

WWE Reports 2012 Third Quarter Earnings – Down From Q3 Last Year

- WWE announced their 2012 third quarter earnings Thursday morning prior to the stock market open. Below is the release in its entirety: WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenues totaled $104.2 million as compared to $108.5 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $5.0 million […]

Investors Anticipating WWE Network Announcement Next Thursday

Next Thursday, November 1, 2012 WWE will report their 2012 quarter three earnings before the stock market open at 9:30 AM ET. A conference call with investors hosted by Vince Mahon will follow at 11:00 AM EDT. While earnings are always notable because they unveil how the company is doing finically as well as update […]

Awesome Feature Of Sheamus & WWE Honoring A Wounded Soldier; WWE Declares Quarterly Dividend

- Sheamus was on HLN Morning Express to surprise Georgia National Guard Staff Sgt. Clay Ragsdale, who was injured serving the United States in Afghanistan in 2009. Not only did Sheamus surprise Ragsdale and let him hold the World Heavyweight Championship belt, he presented him with a Wrestlemania 29 VIP package. He will also be […]

JBL On Smackdown, WWE Raw’s Return To Nashville, Earnings, Mick Foley Interview

- John Layfield will work this week’s Smackdown in Memphis, Tennessee as a color commentator. As previously noted, he’s not at this week’s WWE Raw. – WWE Raw will return to Nashville on Monday, February 11th from the Bridgestone Arena. This will be the go-home episode of Raw to WWE Elimination Chamber. – WWE will […]

WWE Investor Conference Call Highlights – Investor Scolds The Company Over Lack Of Transparency Regarding The WWE Network, Exec Says Smackdown Brand Is Behind Where They Want It To Be, Vince McMahon Admits They Took TV-PG Too Far

Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios hosted a conference call with investors on Thursday morning to discuss the company’s second quarter earnings for 2012. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com, below are the highlights: Michael Weiz, from investor relations, opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Vince McMahon […]

WWE Releases PPV Buyrates For Wrestlemania XXVIII, Extreme Rules, Over The Limit & No Way Out

In their 2012 second quarter earnings, WWE released the official buyrate for every pay-per-view in the quarter. The numbers are as follows with the previous year in parenthesis: Wrestlemania XXVIII – 1,217,000 buys (compared to 1,059,000 last year) Extreme Rules – 263,000 buys (compared to 209,000 last year) Over the Limit – 167,000 buys (compared […]

WWE Reports 2012 Second Quarter Earnings – Vince McMahon Comments

- WWE reported their 2012 quarter two earnings on Thursday morning. Below is the press release with full details: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE  today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Revenues totaled $141.6 million as compared to $142.6 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $19.6 million as compared to […]

WWE Declares Quarterly Dividend

- WWE announced Friday they had declared a quarterly dividend. Below is the official press release: STAMFORD, CT., July 27, 2012 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Board of Directors today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for all Class A and B shares of common stock. The record date for […]

WWE Launches Investor Relations Twitter Account; Evan Bourne Health Update

- WWE has launched an official Twitter account for their Investor Relations Department. You can follow the account at Twitter.com/WWEInvestor. – Evan Bourne posted the following injury update on Twitter: Another follow up appt with my surgeon today. The foot is healing properly and I’m scheduled for another month of PT at 3 sessions a […]

WWE Conference Call Highlights – Vince McMahon On Why Wrestlemania XXVIII Was So Successful, WWE Network Update, The Future Of WWE Superstars & WWE NXT

WWE held a conference call with investors this morning to discuss the company’s first quarter earnings for 2012 that were reported this morning. Vince McMahon and Chief Financial Officer George Barrios were on the call. Below are the highlights: It was announced the company has spent $2.1 million this quarter for development of the WWE […]