– WWE.com has an article up that questions whether Triple H was “set up to fail” as WWE’s Chief Operating Officer, considering his close ties to the anti-authority DX stable. The article hints at how Shawn Michaels could be involved in the walk-out storyline, since Michaels is scheduled to appear at next week’s SmackDown taping as part of an advertised “DX reunion.’
– TheStreet.com has an article up looking at the current state of WWE’s stock, which has taken a beating this year ever since WWE cut its dividend in the Spring. Mark Travis, portfolio manager for the Intrepid Small Cap Fund, sounds optimistic about the stock’s outlook:
“You have a clean balance sheet and $170 million in cash. The perception is that WWE wrestling events are suffering due to a weakened consumer, and while there may be some truth to that, you also have the TV contracts which mitigate the ticket sale volatility.”
– The official website of Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena, the venue hosting Monday’s RAW Supershow, has posted the following preview for next week:
“The Game is not fit to lead the company and must, essentially, either appoint a new COO or resign from his post.
“After one of the most historic RAWs in recent history, will the fallout continue from disgruntled WWE Superstars John Cena, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mark Henry, Oklahoma’s own Jim Ross and more on Monday night at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena?”