Following up on Wednesday’s report of KENTA’s Pro Wrestling Noah departure, Wrestling News World reader Hiroaki Kawafuji sent word that it’s being reported in the Japanese press that KENTA will be joining WWE this summer. At this point we cannot confirm KENTA is WWE bound, however, this only adds to the obvious speculation following his […]
Vince McMahon issued the following statement in Thursday’s 2014 first quarter earnings release: “For the quarter, our earnings reflected the launch of our WWE Network, which delivers unparalleled depth of programming, ease of use and value to our fans. With almost 670,000 WWE Network subscribers in the U.S. and nearly 400,000 domestic pay-per-view buying homes […]
WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios issued the following statement in Thursday’s 2014 first quarter earnings release regarding the company’s TV licensing agreements in the United States and India: “Regarding our TV licensing agreements, we are continuing to negotiate with potential distribution partners in the U.S. and India. Over the past several years, we have […]
Below are the official buy rates for Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber: Royal Rumble – 467,000 buys (compared to 512,000 in 2013) Elimination Chamber – 183,000 buys (compared to 213,000 in 2013) WWE’s complete 2014 first quarter results are available at this link.
WWE reported their first quarter results for 2014 prior to market open on Thursday. Below is the official release: STAMFORD, Conn., May 01, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.11 per share, compared […]
WWE dismissed the claim made by the Shareholders Foundation, issuing a statement that it has “no substance or merit.” Below is the company’s statement: “The claim that Shareholders Foundation is allegedly investigating has absolutely no substance or merit.” Shareholders Foundation wrote WWE and certain “directors and officers” were being investigated for making false and misleading […]
Add 8-time World Arm Wrestling Champion Sarah Bäckman to the list of WWE NXT workers that have departed. The story making rounds is that she requested and was granted her release. Bäckman was signed back in November of last year.
WWE has released the following workers from their developmental contracts: Danny Burch Mason Ryan Oliver Grey Shaul Guerrero The releases became public knowledge when their profiles were removed from the NXT section here on dot com.
Does Triple H Have Regrets? Renee Young interviews Triple H in this week’s kayfabe sit down interview at this link. You can also watch in the video embedded below: How Brandi Started Dating Cody Rhodes Brandi Rhodes, Eden from NXT, explains how she began dating Cody Rhodes in her latest video blog. You can watch […]
While doing media to promote this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in St. Louis, Sheamus opened up about backstage resentment towards him when he first won the WWE Championship in 2009. When asked about his critics after beating John Cena for the title, Sheamus stated explicitly that he “didn’t give a damn” and wasn’t […]
WWE is being investigated by a group of investors over potential violations of securities laws. The announcement was made by the Shareholders Foundation, a company that specializes in securities class action and other legal actions that affect investor holdings. According to their announcement, the investigation by a law firm acting on behalf of investors is […]
- WWE officially announced on Wednesday that WWE Network is now available on the Xbox One video game and entertainment system. – Ric Flair and Rob Van Dam have been announced for next month’s WWE NXT Takeover show. The next NXT live special will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from the campus of […]
KENTA is leaving Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan with his final appearance scheduled for May 17, 2014. The announcement, which was made Wednesday in Japan, will lead to immediate speculation he could be WWE bound. For those that do not remember, KENTA spent time at the WWE Performance Center in January. We reported at the […]
Change to Smackdown Main Event The 3-on-1 handicap match for the WWE United States Championship on this week’s episode of Smackdown was changed to a Fatal 4-Way match with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins banned from ringside. The match featured Dean Ambrose defending against Curtis Axel, Alberto Del Rio and Ryback. The bout was taped […]
Ring Rust Radio interviewed Bad News Barrett ahead of his WWE Intercontinental Championship match at Extreme Rules on Sunday. Below is an excerpt: You know it’s always good to be on a pay-per view in WWE, that’s never a given. So first of all, you have to work your way on to a pay-per view, […]