SummerSlam Tickets Presale Password, WWE Timetable For Domestic TV Deal

SummerSlam Presale There will be a presale to obtain tickets to WWE SummerSlam on Tuesday with the password WWEFAN. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 15, 2014. WWE SummerSlam 2014 will take place on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. WWE TV Negotiations BusinessWeek.com […]

Report: WWE & NBCU Far Apart On Price, WWE Hires Help

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that NBCUniversal and WWE are “far apart on price” regarding a new domestic television distribution agreement. According to their report, they’ve retained Chris Bevilacqua, head of media advisory firm Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures, to negotiate the deal. Click here for coverage by the LA Times. For more on when to […]

Live Coverage From WWE Investor Conference Call For 2013 Earnings

WWE hosted a conference call with investors on Thursday morning to discuss the company’s 2013 fourth quarter earnings and year-end results. You can go over them at this link. Pay-per-view buyrate data for the quarter is broken down at this link. Representing WWE on the call was Vince McMahon, George Barrios and Michael Weitz. I […]

WWE Reports 2013 Fourth Quarter & Full Year Results

WWE announced their 2013 fourth quarter and full year results before market open on Thursday. The company revenues at $118.4 million compared to $115.1 million in the prior year quarter. They reported an operating loss of $12.2 million compared to income of $2.6 million in the prior year quarter. Net loss was $7.9 million compared […]

WWE HoF Special On USA, Earnings Thursday, Vince McMahon On Yes Movement, Ongoing TV Negotiations

- The USA Network will air a one-hour special of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony immediately following the April 7, 2014 episode of Monday Night Raw. As we’ve reported several times and was outlined in the official WWE Network programming release, the ceremony will be available live in its entirety on Saturday, April […]

Latest On WWE’s Negotiations For New Domestic TV Licensing Agreement

NBCUniversal has until midnight on Friday to accept or reject WWE’s final offer to continue as their domestic television partner. If rejected, formal negotiations and bids with other networks can start taking place on Saturday. We learned in December (through a Variety exclusive) that WWE had already reached out to or met with people from […]

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 […]