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WWE issued the following: ROGERS AND WWE ANNOUNCE LANDMARK TELEVISION AND WWE NETWORK AGREEMENT TORONTO, July 31, 2014 – Rogers Communications and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a historic 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s current programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel, with a preview beginning August 12. Rogers will be the exclusive distribution partner of all WWE pay-per-view events throughout Canada andRead More
- CM Punk appears on the latest Nerdist podcast from San Diego Comic Con at this link and tells a story about the only time he ran a marathon. Punk also spoke with the Wrestling Compadres podcast at Comic Con. Punk tweeted the following about working as a correspondent for Nerdist at the SDCC last week: I have t had this much fun in a long time. Thanks to everyone who made it great! @NerdistDotCom @jonahray @MattMira @jasonaaron @GerryDuggan — Coach (@CMPunk) July 27, 2014 – WWE’s John Laurinaitis turnsRead More
There is once again a negative Scott Hall story coming out after he made another wrestling convention appearance in Tucson, Arizona last weekend. You may remember the video we posted of wrestling stars Bill Goldberg, Ric Flair, Edge, Bret Hart, Angelina Love, Candice Michelle, Christy Hemme, Lita, Sean Waltman, Maria Kanellis, Lisa Marie Varon, Taryn Terrell, Brooke Tessmacher and Zeus sending well wishes and signing a birthday card for 6 year old Danny Nickerson, who is battling brain cancer and may not have that much time left to live. HallRead More
- Apparently WrestleMania payoffs were sent out this past week and people who expected to get screwed, given their unhappiness over video game royalties, said that was not the case and the payoffs were better than they expected. – We noted before that WWE Network subscribers who pay with PayPal are able to stop payment or cancel their payments before the six month commitment is up. This likely isn’t hurting the Network much as less than 5% of Network subscribers are paying via PayPal. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
- Here are updated WWE pay-per-view buys after today’s announcement: * WrestleMania XXX drew 690,000 buys, down from 1,039,000 last year * Extreme Rules drew 108,000 buys, down from 231,000 last year * Payback drew 67,000 buys, down from 186,000 last year * Money In the Bank did 122,000 buys, down from 199,000 last yearRead More
- WWE will continue to offer the $9.99 per month price point if you commit for 6 months but will also offer one month with no commitment for $19.99. – The Network will also launch on several Blu-ray players and smart TV’s in mid-August. – WWE also announced today that the international roll-out of the WWE Network will take place on August 12th, before SummerSlam. They will launch on August 12th in over 170 countries and territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, amongRead More
As of Wednesday, TNA still had no new TV deal in place for Impact Wrestling. TMZ’s report that came out earlier this week caused a rough day at the TNA offices. Apparently many of the TNA workers had no idea the bad news was coming. Regarding their negotiations, the United Talent Agency is handling them all and then reports back to the office, including Dixie Carter. A source noted that Dixie has not personally been involved in negotiations. (Source: Wrestling Observer)Read More
- Tonight’s WWE NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University will feature Big Show, The Bella Twins, Sin Cara, Natalya and Tyson Kidd. We will have spoilers as they happen this evening around 6:30pm EST. It’s expected that WWE will announce the next live NXT special on the WWE Network at tonight’s tapings. – WWE has added Dean Ambrose’s new theme song “Retaliation” to iTunes. They also have Erick Rowan and Luke Harper’s new theme “Swamp Gas” now online. Legendary WWE composer Jim Johnston did the theme for Rowan andRead More
- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently joined Doug Mortman and Dave Lagreca on Busted Open. You can hear Busted Open on SiriusXM 92 and on the SiriusXM app. Here are some highlights: Whether or not he regrets missing out on signing AJ Styles when he was in WWE: “I missed on him. He just started getting rolling and he was just starting on the WCW roster when the WWE bought out WCW. Our team missed on him. We could have hired him, but he did not have theRead More
- Tonight’s Destination X edition of TNA Impact Wrestling from New York City will feature The Hardys vs. The Wolves for the TNA Tag Team Titles, Austin Aries vs. Bobby Lashley for the World Heavyweight Title plus X Division Title qualifiers with Low Ki vs. Manik vs. DJ Zema Ion in match 1, Sanada vs. Brian Cage vs. Crazzy Steve in match 2 and Samoa Joe vs. Tigre Uno vs. Homicide in match 3. Dixie Carter will also be appearing with Team Dixie, including Snitsky and Rycklon “Zeke” Stephens. –Read More
WWE issued the following today. The full report can be found on their Corporate site at this link. WWE(R) Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results and Improved 2015 Business Outlook STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (WWE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to Net income of $5.2 million, or $0.07 per share, in the second quarter last year. Excluding items affecting comparability, adjusted Net loss was $13.5 million, orRead More

Posted On July 31, 2014By StaffIn News

WWE Reveals Latest WWE Network Subscriber Count

WWE announced today that they have 700,000 WWE Network subscribers. They previously announced 667,000 subscribers on April 7th. They added 161,000 subscribers since then but also lost 128,000, a difference of 33,000.Read More
- Injured WWE Superstar Darren Young is asking the WWE Universe to send him fan mail at the following address: Darren Young 1661 West Ave. #398690 Miami Beach, FL 33239 – WWE taped the following matches for tonight’s NXT episode: * Angelo Dawkins vs. Tyler Breeze * Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte * Mac Miles and Steve Cutler vs. The Ascension * Bull Dempsey vs. Mojo Rawley * Tyson Kidd vs. Adam Rose – In a update from earlier in the week, Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash will not be appearingRead More
- The following was sent in: TNA superstar Jeff Hardy talks with Brian Fritz of about the annual Destination X event airing this Thursday night’s edition of Impact Wrestling on Spike TV, teaming with his brother again and if he thought it would ever happen, the atmosphere in New York City for the recent TNA tapings including for this event, where he is right now in his life both personally and professionally, why 2012 was such a great year for him, if he thought he would get another chanceRead More
WWE’s website has a new poll up for a future episode of WWE Countdown on the Network, asking which Superstar is the most infamous Intercontinental Champion of all time. The options are: * Mr. Perfect * Cody Rhodes * Goldust * Jeff Jarrett * Greg “The Hammer” Valentine * Tito Santana * Razor Ramon * The Honky Tonk Man * Ultimate Warrior * Owen Hart * Chris Jericho * Ken Shamrock * Pat Patterson * “Ravishing” Rick Rude * Rob Van Dam The results will be revealed on a futureRead More
Check out the full schedule for Thursday, day 159 of the WWE Network launch: 12:30 am ET – Best of SmackDown: 9/11/03. Mr. McMahon gives his daughter a tough decision. John Cena and Eddie Guerrero battle in an epic confrontation. All this and more action. 2:00 am ET – WrestleMania Rewind: 7/28/14. Relive the show-stealing Triangle Ladder Match between the Hardys, Dudleys, and Edge and Christian from WrestleMania 2000. 3:00 am ET – Raw Flashback: 6/12/95. Lex Luger faces Yokozuna in a King of the Ring qualifying match. Jerry LawlerRead More
As reported, WWE will hold an earnings call and announce the latest WWE Network subscriber count in the morning. We will have full coverage here on the site. Regarding the Network number, anything over 1 million will be somewhat of a positive. Anything below 900,000 would be a negative. PAA Research’s Bradley Safalow, one of the leading researchers when it comes to WWE, has predicted 750,000 to 850,000. He is also projecting just 800,000 on December 31st for the end of the year. Safalow projects that eventually WWE willRead More
- The We Watch Wrestling podcast will be doing a live show with Dolph Ziggler, featuring his stand-up comedy, on August 16th at The Copper Still bar in Los Angeles. This is the night before SummerSlam. Tickets are just $5. – Paul Heyman is doing media this week to promote his “Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman” DVD from WWE. Expect to see several interviews come out in the next few days. – Former WWE Superstar Yoshi Tatsu, under the name Yamamoto, is now taking bookings through More
- TNA announced the following: TNA Wrestling Signs American War Hero Chris Melendez to Multi-Year Agreement TNA Wrestling is happy to announce the signing of a true American hero! Chris Melendez is a former Army Sergeant, who served his country in Afghanistan and was awarded a Purple Heart. Because of injuries suffered in combat, the brave soldier returned home a single leg amputee. Melendez, a member of the Wounded Warrior Project, had another dream to realize when he returned home. He dreamed of becoming a pro wrestler. Chris’ remarkable storyRead More