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 […]

Michelle McCool Due “Any Day Now”; More On The Undertaker’s Appearance At FCW Show

As noted earlier here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com, The Undertaker and Michelle McCool are expecting their first child together. FCW President Steve Keirn, who made the announcement at a show in Tampa Wednesday night, also noted McCool was due “any day now.” The show, which featured an Undertaker meet and greet, featured proceeds going to The Angelus, […]

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 […]

Jim Ross Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Ron Simmons’ Historic World Heavyweight Championship Win

On August 2, 1992, Ron Simmons defeated Vader, making history by becoming the first African-American to be recognized as World Heavyweight Champion. Jim Ross, who called the match, wrote an extensive article on the official WWE website about the significance of the win. An excerpt is below: “Ron Simmons’ victory over Vader to become the […]

JR Discusses Whether CM Punk Turned Heel, Says That Steve Austin Hopes To Be Fully Healed By January, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights: -Is @CMPunk now a wrestling villain? Depends on who you ask and what side of the aisle one sits. Punk made a great deal of sense on several points he addressed when speaking on Raw Monday night. However, I do […]

AW’s Bad Joke Discussed On Popular ESPN Show; The Undertaker & Michelle McCool Expecting First Child

- Abraham Washington’s bad joke regarding the sexual assault allegations against Kobe Bryant from this week’s WWE Raw was brought up on ESPN’s “Around the Horn” on Wednesday. – It was announced at Wednesday night’s Florida Championship Wrestling show in Tampa that The Undertaker and Michelle McCool are expecting their first child. The announcement was […]

The Great Khali’s Wife & Dr. Joseph Maroon Speak On Surgery To Remove Tumor From Khali’s Pituitary Gland

KDKA 2, the CBS affiliate out of Pittsburgh, has a video report on The Great Khali’s surgery he had last week to remove a tumor from his pituitary gland. The piece interviews Khali’s wife and Dr. Joseph Maroon, who preformed the surgery and serves as WWE’s Medical Director. Khali didn’t want to be interviewed due […]

Chris Jericho Says He’s Finished With WWE As Of August 14th; Still Officially Advertised For SummerSlam

Chris Jericho did an interview with IconvsIcon.com where he revealed he is finished with WWE as of August 14, 2012 when Fozzy’s new album “Sin and Bones” comes out. Jericho noted he’ll be “done with the WWE” and “full-time” with Fozzy until the album cycle and touring is done. Below is an excerpt from the […]