Live Coverage Of WWE 2014 Quarter Two Investor Conference Call

WWE held a conference call/interactive Webcast presentation with investors on Thursday morning to go over the company’s 2014 quarter two financial results. The official release is available at this link. Michael Weitz from investor relations opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Leading the call will be Vince McMahon and Chief Financial Officer George […]

Full Details On WWE’s 10-Year Deal w/Rogers Communications In Canada

WWE issued a formal press release on their new 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications in Canada. We reported here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com that as part of the agreement, the WWE Network will be available as a traditional a-la-carte Pay-TV channel in the country. The official release is below: TORONTO — Rogers Communications and […]

WWE’s Stock Price Up On 2015 OIBDA Outlook Improvement Of $30 Million

WWE reported their 2014 quarter two earnings before market open on Thursday. As part of the release, the company provided an update on WWE Network subscribers, the traditional pay-per-view buy rates for shows in the quarter, announced WWE Network’s international availability and revealed a plan for the WWE Network to operate as a traditional Pay-TV […]

WWE Announces 7% Reduction In Staff

Vince McMahon was quoted in WWE’s 2014 quarter two earnings release, where the company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million for the quarter and some very underwhelming WWE Network subscriber numbers. While McMahon expressed optimism, Chief Financial Officer George Barrios announced that WWE will be reducing their staff by 7%. The comments are included in […]

WWE Network Available As Traditional Pay-TV Channel Next Month In Canada

WWE announced on Thursday the WWE Network will be available as a traditional a-la-carte Pay-TV channel in Rogers’ cable systems in Canada. The clearance comes as part of a new 10-year partnership with Rogers Communications. The company announced a WWE Network preview on systems beginning August 12 and thereafter through other Pay-TV providers outside Rogers’ […]

WWE Network Available Internationally Next Month, In UK By October

WWE announced on Thursday the WWE Networkwill be available in over 170 countries and territories beginning on August 12, 2014. Below is an excerpt from the official WWE release: International Availability: The Company plans to make the U.S. version of WWE Network available on an over-the-top basis starting August 12th in over 170 countries and […]

Traditional Buys For Wrestlemania 30, Extreme Rules, Payback & MITB

WWE reported their second quarter earnings for 2014 on Thursday before market open. We covered the release in its entirety at this link. In the release, the official traditional pay-per-view buy rates for the shows in the second quarter were announced. Please note the WWE Network was in place for all of these shows so […]

WWE Network Growth Stagnant – 700,000 Subscribers

WWE reported their second quarter earnings for 2014 on Thursday before market open. We covered the release in its entirety at this link. It was learned the WWE Network had 700,000 subscribers at quarter end on June 30, 2014. The company explained they saw a gross addition of 161,000 subscribers since Wrestlemania 30 on April […]

TNA Signs Chris Melendez To Multi-Year Contract

TNA Wrestling announced on Wednesday they have hired Chris Melendez under a multi-year agreement. Melendez is a former Team 3D Academy student and is a veteran of the United States Army. He was severely injured while in combat in Afghanistan, resulting in the amputation of his left leg. It didn’t stop him from pursuing his […]

WWE Releases Ricardo Rodriguez

WWE announced on Wednesday they have released Ricardo Rodriguez. While Rodriguez gained fame as the personal ring announcer for Alberto Del Rio and a brief stint with Rob Van Dam, he’d been working as a member of the company’s Spanish broadcast team. The following is the official statement from dot com: WWE has come to […]

How TNA Talent Is Treating Spike TV Situation; Update On Negotiations

We reported on Monday exclusively on WrestlingNewsWorld.com that TNA Wrestling sent out an email to talent regarding TMZ’s report that Spike TV had canceled Impact. In that email, it was stated that negotiations between TNA [through their UTA representative] and Spike were ongoing. There was a gap in the amount TNA wanted and Spike was […]

Brie Bella Interview, Eden Video Blog, Heyman On Competition, Kane Appearance

- This week’s kayfabe sit-down interview with Michael Cole features Brie Bella with Triple H “not there.” You can watch at this link or embedded in the video below: – Eden’s latest video blog is online at this link. You can also watch embedded below: – WWE Magazine asked Paul Heyman how he stacked up […]