WWE has made a long-term commitment to WWE Studios. Documents filed on Friday with the SEC revealed that WWE pays Studios head Michael Luisi $577,500 annually in base salary and he will be considered for a raise beginning in 2014 based on the prior year’s performance.
Below is this weekend’s WWE schedule: WWE Live Events: Friday from the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China (more info) Friday from the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa (more info) Saturday from the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa (more info) If you attend any of the above live events, please submit a live […]
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The Associated Press has a new article online featuring quotes from The Rock discussing his future as a professional wrestler. “I’d like to leave it open. But if I’d never wrestle again, I’d be very content with that,” Johnson said recently while on set filming the season finale of TNT’s “The Hero,” which airs Thursday […]
Antonio Cesaro’s Unreal Feat of Strength Antonio Cesaro’s unreal feat of strength is on display in the latest episode of Behind the Match. You can watch now at this link or embedded in the video below: [youtube id="mFNJqkwsfFA" width="620" height="360"] Price of “Phenom Edition” of WWE 2K14 We’ve been asked about the price for the […]
The latest episode of WWE Inbox – subtitled Get the tables! – is now online at this link. You can also watch in the video embedded below: [youtube id="KysykSCfHR8" width="620" height="360"]
We reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com that 2KSports and WWE will be releasing an Undertaker-themed collector’s edition of WWE 2K14. We also posted photos here on WrestlingNews.net. Below is the official press release: The Deadman Cometh: WWE(R) 2K14 “Phenom Edition” to Feature Iconic WWE Superstar Undertaker(R) Collector’s Offering Set to Deliver Exclusive in-Game Content, Collectible Autographed […]
There is currently a presale ongoing to obtain tickets to WWE Battleground taking place at this link. The password to buy now is JOHNCENA and the presale runs until Friday at 10 PM EDT. WWE Battleground replaces WWE Over the Limit and will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from the First Niagara Center […]
Vince McMahon said WWE’s 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results were “lousy.” He stressed not to dwell on the numbers and touted the following: Wrestlemania 29 buys were lower [from last year] but it was the highest grossing pay-per-view in the company’s history. An E! executive told Vince that the “Total Divas” premiere was a “home […]
WWE held a conference call with investors on Thursday to go over the company’s 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results. I was on the call on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com and compiled the following notes: Michael Weiz opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Vince McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios will be joining […]
Former NFL Player Pursuing Pro Wrestling Former Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka is pursuing a career in pro wrestling now that his NFL career has ended. Daniel Cox has the story here at AtlantaFalcons.com. JBL Update JBL reached the top of the French Alps on Wednesday. The climb was part of his Seven Summits campaign […]
E! was so pleased with the audience for the premiere of “Total Divas” they sent the cast members bottles of champagne to celebrate. You can view a photo of Nikki Bella with her bottle here on Instagram. We reported earlier here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com that the premiere of “Total Divas” was E!’s most watched series debut since […]
Our good friend Brandon van Reenen attended Wednesday’s WWE live event in Cape Town, South Africa and sent in the following detailed report: Full Details of WWE Live in Cape Town, South Africa (07/31/2013) I was at the GrandWest Arena for WWE Live. I attended both nights but covered this night in depth. The arena has a capacity […]
WWE reported their 2013 second quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday morning. In them, were the official pay-per-view buyrates of the quarter. They are as follows: Wrestlemania 29 – 1,039,000 buys (compared to 1,217,000 as Wrestlemania XXVIII in 2012) Extreme Rules – 231,000 buys (compared to 263,000 in 2012) WWE Payback – […]
WWE reported their 2013 second quarter results on Thursday prior to market open. The release is as follows: WWE® Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Revenues increased $10.7 million or 8%, to $152.3 million from $141.6 million in the prior year quarter driven […]