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 […]

SmackDown Viewership Down This Week

This week’s WWE SmackDown garnered an average of 2.338 million viewers following Extreme Rules. This is down from the 2.642 million viewers last week. Smackdown Viewership Archive: January 2, 2015 (Friday) – 2,582,000 viewers January 9, 2015 (Friday) – 2,432,000 viewers January 15, 2015 – 2,675,000 viewers January 22, 2015 – 2,814,000 viewers January 29, 2015 (Live) […]

WWE Smackdown Results (4/30/15) – I Stopped Listening At “It Will Embarrass You”

WWE Smackdown Results (4/30/15) Thursday, April 30th, 2015 From the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois. Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Smackdown Results and Open Thread! Be sure to join me in the comments section below! This week we have fallout from Extreme Rules and we have a […]

Complete Coverage Of WWE Conference Call With Investors To Discuss 2015 Quarter 1 Results

Vince McMahon and George Barrios held a call with WWE investors on Thursday morning to discuss the company’s 2015 Q1 earnings. The full earnings report was released this morning and is available at this link. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and filed the following recap: Michael Weitz from investor relations opened the call by reading a prepared statement. He […]

WWE Reports Record Quarterly Revenue In Q1 2015 Financial Results

Ahead of an earnings call with investors, WWE issued a press release this morning announcing record quarterly revenue. The full release is below: First-Quarter 2015 Highlights • Revenues increased 40% to $176.2 million, the highest quarterly revenue in WWE history • OIBDA of $21.0 million increased $28.2 million from the prior year quarter • Financial […]

Two Matches Set For NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable

It was revealed during this week’s WWE NXT that the next live special will be NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, which will air on May 20th on the WWE Network. The first two matches have already been confirmed: Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (c) – NXT Championship Match Tyler Breeze vs. Hideo Itami vs. Finn Balor – […]

Kane Discusses Recent Conflicts With Seth Rollins

Michael Cole’s latest weekly kayfabe interview features Kane. In it, he talks about recent conflicts with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. He compared Rollins to a “young Shawn Michaels,” unafraid to upset people to get to the top. You can watch it below: WNW Contacts – Send News, Email Richard Gray, Premium Support, Ask […]