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Yahoo.com published a brief article noting that former WWE chief executive Linda McMahon won her GOP Senate primary on Tuesday night after spending almost ten times as much as her opponent and $61 million over the course of two campaigns to try to win the seat for U.S. Senator from Connecticut. When McMahon campaigned in 2010, she broke Connecticut state records for out-of-pocket spending by splurging $50 million of her own money—and still lost. This time around, McMahon spent over $11 million to defeat former Representative Christopher Shays by aRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: WWE To Report Second Quarter Earnings Next Month

WWE sent out a company release to stating they will report its second quarter earnings for 2012 on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Below is the official press release. WWE TO REPORT 2012 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2012 second quarter results on August 2, 2012, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. All interested parties are welcomeRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Touts Partnership With Social Media Platform Tout

WWE has joined forces with Tout, a free videosharing site and mobile app that lets you send 15-second video messages directly to WWE Superstars. The sports entertainment organization issued the following press release touting its partnership with Tout. TOUT TAG TEAMS WITH WWE STAMFORD, Conn., July 11, 2012 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today an investment in and strategic partnership with Tout Industries, Inc. that will leverage WWE’s vast array of assets, including television, live events, digital, print and more than 100 million social media followers to expand Tout’s platform forRead More

Posted On June 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Official Press Release For WWE’s New TV Show To Air Wednesdays

The following press release was sent out today: ION TELEVISION DEBUTS WWE MAIN EVENT STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and ION Television today announced a new weekly one-hour original series airing on Wednesday nights at 8/7C. WWE Main Event will debut on October 3, 2012, and feature WWE Superstars and Divas from the rosters of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. The new show will be available in 100 million U.S. television households on ION Television, a top-rated general entertainment network that features a broadRead More

Posted On June 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Shane McMahon Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell This Morning

Former WWE executive Shane McMahon was in New York City on Friday morning and rang the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market in Times Square. Shane’s wife as well as his parents, Vince and Linda McMahon, were at the event. Shane McMahon is now the CEO of YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. – one of the top Video On Demand & pay-per-view providers in China. YOU On Demand went public and joined the NASDAQ exchange on May 30th.Read More

Posted On January 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE To Report 2011 Fourth Quarter & Full Year Results

- WWE issued the following press release today: WWE® TO REPORT 2011 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS STAMFORD, CT., January 30, 2012 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2011 fourth quarter and full year results on February 23, 2012, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. All interested parties are welcome to listen to a live webcast that will be hosted throughRead More

Posted On September 16, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bobby Lashely Signs New Three Fight MMA Deal; Details

FoxSports.com is reporting that former WWE and TNA star Bobby Lashley has signed a 3 fight deal with the Shark Fights MMA promotion. Said Bud Brustman, the CEO of Shark Fights, about the signing, “By signing Bobby were saying we’re willing to put our money out there to make it happen, and bring in and sign the bigger-name talent, and not just has-beens and nobodies.”Read More

Posted On August 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Announces A New Member To The Board Of Directors

WWE issued the following press release on Tuesday morning: WWE® Elects Stuart U. Goldfarb to Board of Directors STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that Stuart U. Goldfarb has been elected to its Board of Directors. Goldfarb will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee. Since June 2011, Goldfarb has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Atrinsic, Inc., a marketer of direct-to-consumer subscription products and an Internet search marketing agency. From 2001 to 2009, he served as President and CEO of Direct Brands, Inc. Under his leadership,Read More
– Shane McMahon was not on hand for last week’s WrestleMania festivities. Vince and Linda McMahon still see his children, and he still has a good relationship with Stephanie, but the belief is that he has no plans on ever returning to WWE. The Pro Wrestling Torch speculates that Shane, who was at one point pegged as Vince’s successor, mainly parted ways with the organization last year because he has absolutely no interest in dealing with the corporate politics. It was announced last August that McMahon had signed a dealRead More

Posted On April 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The New WWE Expands Beyond Wrestling

It was reported last week that WWE dropped World Wrestling Entertainment as their name in an attempt to move past the boundaries of being labeled a professional wrestling (a term which has also been dropped) organization. They issued a press release this morning, outlining their future plans and revealing a new marketing tagline. They also acknowledge Triple H’s new corporate role: The New WWE® Expands Beyond Wrestling STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To better reflect the company’s global entertainment offerings, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced today a new business model forRead More

Posted On March 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Says Don’t Call Them A Wrestling Company

A publicist for World Wrestling Entertainment demanded last week that a television industry news website not refer to them as a wrestling company. The website in question, TVWeek.com, ran a story on Drew Carey’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame last week with the headline “Drew Carey Inducted Into Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Huh? Drew Carey??!!” The headline drew the ire of WWE publicist Kellie Baldyga, who sent a stern e-mail to the author demanding that the headline be ‘corrected’. Baldyga wrote in her email, “We are noRead More

Posted On November 19, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Signs New 3-Year Deal With WWE: Full Details

WWE Chariman and CEO Vince McMahon has signed a new employment contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. You can read WWE’s official filing with the at Securities And Exchange Commission at Corporate.WWE.com . Effective January 1, 2011, Mr. McMahin will remain with the company for three more years, with the contract renewing each year beyond that unless either party chooses not to extend. Aside from his current duties as Chairman and CEO, he will serve as Creative Director as well as be a writer and performer. Mr. McMahon’s annual base salaryRead More

Posted On October 26, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Files Lawsuit Against Connecticut Secretary Of State

The following is from Corporate.WWE.com: October 26, 2010 STAMFORD, Conn., October 26, 2010 – “On behalf of myself, my company, WWE® fans and any Connecticut citizen who wants to exercise their constitutional right to vote, I have filed a lawsuit today asserting that Susan Bysiewicz’s directive that allows poll workers to refuse registered voters wearing WWE merchandise the right to vote is a flagrant act of censorship and discrimination,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.Read More

Posted On October 18, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Vince McMahon Announces “Stand Up For WWE” Campaign

World Wrestling Entertainment is calling on WWE fans worldwide to “Stand Up For WWE” in a new campaign on WWE.com and social networking websites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. WWE invites fans to voice their support for the company because it has come under unfair and biased attack from certain politicians and media outlets. WWE will correct factual inaccuracies that have been reported about the company during this election season. “The nearly 600 full-time WWE employees, as well as its 140 Superstars, all work for one reason – to putRead More

Posted On October 15, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE To Report 2010 Quarter Three Earnings Next Month

- WWE issued the following press release today: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. To Report 2010 Third Quarter Results STAMFORD, CT., October 14, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2010 third quarter results on November 4, 2010, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. All interested parties are welcome to listen to a live web cast that will be hostedRead More