John Cena Pulled From All WWE Shows Until Mid-August

WWE United States Champion John Cena has been pulled from several upcoming WWE shows, according to the official calendar on Dates that no longer feature Cena on their official show listings include this weekend’s live events, the next two weeks of Monday Night Raw and the upcoming Australian tour. Cena is currently dealing with […]

*Spoilers* TNA Impact Taping Results From 7/30/15, BFG Matches

TNA Wrestling held another set of television tapings on Thursday night from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Scott Brooks of was on hand and filed the following report: Xplosion: Match 1) Micah defeated Jessie Godderz via a Diving Headbutt. Impact Wrestling Match 1) For the TNA X-Division Championship, Tigre Uno retained over Kenny King […]

Reasons For WWE Fans To Be Cheerful

It has not been a great week to be a wrestling fan for the obvious and already well documented reasons that I am not going to dwell on here. One out of touch, misinformed and frankly despicable character thankfully does not represent wrestling as a whole and I would like to write about people far […]

Viewership Up For TNA & ROH On Wednesday Night

This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling did 343,000 viewers in its first airing on Destination America. That’s up +26,000 from the week prior. The replay at midnight added 64,000 viewers. Ring of Honor did 171,000 viewers in its lone airing on Destination America. 2015 TNA Impact Wrestling Viewership Archive: January 7, 2015 (Wednesday): 359,000 viewers […]

Emergency Surgery & Scrapped Smackdown Bout, Wyatt Family 2.0, Backstage News On The Miz, New NXT Call-Ups

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Vince McMahon Briefly Addresses Hulk Hogan’s Departure

Vince McMahon briefly addressed the departure of Hulk Hogan from WWE in today’s conference call with investors. In it, a caller asked about Hogan’s departure without mentioning him by name. McMahon said that Hogan’s departure has no material effect on the organization, reiterating he was no longer under contract. Vince said their focus remains on […]

Complete Recap Of Today’s WWE Investor Conference Call

WWE held a conference call with investors on Thursday morning to discuss their 2015 second quarter earnings. Vince McMahon and CFO George Barrios hosted the call and answered questions. I was on the call on behalf of and filed the following recap: Michael Weitz opened the call by reading a prepared statement. He handed […]

Updated Traditional WWE PPV Buys For 2015

WWE released the traditional buyrate numbers for their pay-per-views in the second quarter of 2015 on Thursday. These numbers mean next to nothing now that the WWE Network is in operation and we broke down those numbers at this link. Here are the pay-per-view numbers: WWE Extreme Rules – 56,000 buys (compared to 108,000 in […]

Update On WWE Network Subscribers – 1.156M Through June 30, 2015

The WWE Network had 1,156,000 paid subscribers through June 30, 2015. For the second quarter of 2015 (April, May and June), the service averaged approximately 1,216,000 paid subscribers. More information is available in WWE’s 2015 second quarter earnings released today. Download our FREE App! Dirt Sheet for iPhone, Android and iPad.

WWE Reports 2015 Second Quarter Earnings

WWE reported their 2015 second quarter financial results on Thursday before market open. Below is the official press release: Second-Quarter 2015 Highlights OIBDA of $13.2 million increased $27.8 million from the prior year quarter WWE Network total subscribers increased 75% to more than 1.2 million from the second quarter 2014; average paid subscribers increased 31% to […]