WWE’s PPV Business Continues To Deteriorate In Favor Of WWE Network

Last Thursday, WWE reported their first quarter earnings for 2015. As part of the earnings, they released the traditional number of pay-per-view buys for the quarter. Those numbers are as follows: Royal Rumble – 145,000 traditional buys (compared to 467,000 in 2014) WWE Fastlane – 46,000 traditional buys (compared to 183,000 in 2014 as Elimination […]

WWE Network Schedule For This Week

WWE has announced several specials to air on the WWE Network this week: Monday immediately following Raw: Jerry Springer Presents WWE Too Hot For TV Tuesday at 8 PM EDT: Live King of the Ring tournament. (Matches start on Raw and will finish on Tuesday.) Wednesday at 8 PM EDT: Mick Foley Night – Have A Nice […]

WWE Releases, Details On New WWE Network Programming, JBL Show

– WWE made a round of NXT cuts this past week. Names released from their developmental deals include Brian Reid, C Denzel Freeman, Courtney Freeman, Dustin Mueller, Leyvonna Zakari and Laszlo Vandracsek. The releases aren’t surprising as the company had planned to make some cuts as they signed new talent. We reported on the new […]

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 […]

Lucha Dragons Debut, Sting Interview After Raw, Neville Debuting

– Former NXT Tag Team Champions Sin Cara and Kalisto, collectively known as the Lucha Dragons made their official main roster debut as a team on this week’s Raw. They teamed with Kofi Kingston and Big E to go over Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and The Ascension. – Sting will be interviewed immediately following tonight’s Raw live on the […]

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 […]

Vince McMahon Shoots, Wrestlemania 32 Build, Taking Sting From Obscurity

For those that missed our coverage earlier, WWE held a conference call on Monday to announce the WWE Network has 1.3 million paid subscribers. Vince McMahon made a few notable comments in the call that I thought were worth pulling out and mentioning here. First, when talking about WWE’s expansion in China, Vince talked about […]

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 […]