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- Macleans.ca has a brief article up looking at WWE’s expansion plans for China. WWE’s Senior VP of International Operations Ed Wells noted that WWE’s growth in China has consistently been in double digits since 2007. WWE officials have been talking about introducing a Chinese Superstar to the roster. – Hornswoggle will be throwing out the first pitch at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin today as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs. Game time is 1pm. – Kevin Nash noted on Twitter that the upcoming Caribbean Wrestling BashRead More
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- WWE has announced that Khloe Kardashian will be the Social Media Ambassador for next week’s RAW from Fresno, California, the first show after SummerSlam. – Yoshi Tatsu wrote on Twitter that he was not injured during WWE’s live event in Shanghai, China last week. There was speculation that Tatsu injured his arm in a match. – The dark match before Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown tapings in Austin, Texas saw Alex Riley defeat Jinder Mahal. – Kofi Kingston vs. Heath Slater was taped Tuesday night for the first-ever WWE Saturday MorningRead More
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- Variety is featuring an article looking at the new WWE Saturday Morning Slam show, which will debut on Saturday, August 25 at 10 a.m. The article noted WWE is looking to recoup lost licensing fees and advertising dollars after WWE Superstars ended its run on WGN, and NXT ended its run on Syfy. – During the gold medal boxing match between China and Thailand at the Olympics, one of the commentators said during the fight, “this has turned into a WWE-type match.” – Christian is featured in the “SuperstarRead More
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- The WWE SmackDown brand wrapped their second show in Tokyo, Japan a little while ago. They will run a show in Shanghai, China on Saturday before finishing up in Taipei, Taiwan on Sunday. – WWE Champion CM Punk and Eve Torres filmed a “kitchen cage match” special with celebrity chef Graham Elliot. Elliot has been a judge on reality TV show MasterChef and is from Punk’s hometown Chicago, IL. Elliot posted the following photo and called the show that was taped “culinary/wrestling smackdown.” No word yet on when/where theRead More
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- David Otunga wrote on Twitter that filming has wrapped on WWE Studios’ The Hive. Otunga plays a police officer in the movie, set to come out in 2013. The movie also stars actress Halle Berry. – Tiesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas was a legitimate sellout. One fan reported more than 10,000 people in attendance. – WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz will be hosting the season preview of his “1st and Awesome” satellite radio show tonight at 6pm EST on Sirius channel 210 andRead More
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Shane McMahon’s You on Demand company released the following press release: YOU ON DEMAND STRIKES DEAL WITH PARAMOUNT (New York, NY, 08/01/12) – YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: YOD) PRC subsidiary, a leading Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform in China, announced today that it has signed an agreement to offer Paramount Pictures titles through YOU On Demand’s Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) services in the People’s Republic of China. The titles that will be available to YOU On Demand customersRead More
Here are details on Shane McMahon taking his YOU On Demand company public, courtesy of thewrap.com: – According to an SEC filing, McMahon loaned his YOU On Demand company $3.0 million in May to cover expenses. – The company reported a net loss of $4.8 million in Q1-2012 and generated revenue of $2.0 million during the quarter. – YOU On Demand provides video on-demand services in China and is essentially in start-up mode. – McMahon noted the company went public on Nasdaq to “position the company correctly for growth.” –Read More
- The first week of pre-orders for the WWE ’13 video game were up 250% from the first week of pre-orders for the WWE ’12 game last year. WWE ’13 is available for pre-order on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii on Amazon.com. WWE ’13’s schedule release date is October 30, 2012. For more details and to pre-order click here. – It’s interesting to note that Rey Mysterio’s suspension is up in less than two weeks but he is not advertised for any WWE live events yet. – TwitterRead 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 March 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Matt Morgan On How WWE Creative Has Changed Since He Left

TNA star Matt Morgan spoke to IGN.com this week to promote tonight’s Victory Road 2012 pay-per-view. Among the topics discussed were his tag title match at the show, his involvement with TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion and the changes to WWE’s creative process since he left the company back in 2005. Morgan, who was saddled with a stuttering gimmick during his brief WWE run, had this to say about what’s changed in WWE since he left: “I’ve got a lot of close friends who still work there who I regularlyRead More

Posted On February 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

USA Network Airing Cena-Rock Special, Shane McMahon, Trish-Lita

- The USA Network will air a 1-hour special profiling John Cena and The Rock’s fued on March 26th at 8pm. The show, which is similar to the HBO 24/7 series that builds up to big boxing fights, will replay on March 31st, the night before WrestleMania. – Former WWE executive Shane McMahon is in the news again this week, facilitating a major deal between his company YOU On Demand Holdings and the Walt Disney Company that will distribute video-on-demand Disney movies in China. For more on this story, checkRead More

Posted On October 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Stephanie’s Reaction To Nude Photos Surfacing On WWE Site

WWE’s live events website (www.wwelivetour.com) remains offline after nude images were published in the photo gallery on Wednesday. The website featured an unmoderated section where fans are permitted to upload photos taken at live events. A nude photo of former WWE Diva Tiffany from her Playboy modeling days was uploaded to the website, garnering attention online. More tawdry images were uploaded including a graphic still of Chyna’s s genitalia from her 2004 adult film 1 Night in China, a photo depicting TNA Wrestling broadcasters Mike Tenay and Taz looking onRead More

Posted On October 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Plans For WWE Vengeance PPV, WWE In China, WWE In Asia

- WWE’s next pay-per-view event Vengeance is just weeks away on Sunday 10/23 – and WWE is planning to use next week’s RAW and SmackDown to do the major set up for the event. WWE will be in Mexico for the RAW and SmackDown tapings the week before Vengeance and those shows are being looked at as “special” international TV tapings and not the usual “go-home” shows before a PPV. Both RAW and SmackDown talent are expected to appear on both shows heading into Vengeance. – As WWE heads toRead More

Posted On October 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Shuts Down Website After Users Upload Nude Diva Pics

WWE took their live events website (www.wwelivetour.com) offline Wednesday afternoon after numerous nude images were published in the photo gallery. The website features an unmoderated section where fans are allowed to upload photos taken at live events. A nude photo of former WWE Diva Tiffany from her Playboy modeling days was uploaded to the website this morning, garnering attention online. Users then started to bombard the section with several tawdry images (including a graphic still of Chyna’s s genitalia from her 2004 adult film 1 Night in China), causing WWERead More

Posted On June 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Shane McMahon To Bring Video On Demand Service To China

Variety.com is reporting that former WWE executive Shane McMahon has signed a deal to bring a Video on Demand Service to China via Warner Brothers. The following in an excerpt from the article: “[The] Announcement also follows last week’s move by Warner Bros.-based Legendary Entertainment to launch Legendary East as a new film production shingle in China. WB will release films made there throughout the rest of the world. You On Demand was designed as a new consumer brand through China Broadband, a provider of cable broadband services and publisherRead More

Posted On June 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Executive Speaks On Fighting Piracy, Competition & More

- WWE’s International Executive VP Andrew Whitaker recently spoke with IndianTelevision.com about WWE’s expansion in India and more. Here are some highlights: IT: You recently opened an office in Mumbai. Given that this is an important market, why did it take so long? AW: India has been one of our most successful television markets for a number of years now. In line with our global strategy, since we have begun to introduce our other lines of business, the time is now right to begin building a more local presence inRead More
Former WWE talent Sean Waltman (a/k/a X-Pac), who co-starred with Chyna in a 2004 sex-tape, 1 Night in China, tells TMZ he won’t be watching her upcoming X-rated flick. “It’s too hard remembering how devastated she was the first time around,” he said. “It saddens me … but she obviously hasn’t progressed very far in life.” Chyna recently struck a deal with Vivid Entertainment to produce a new pornographic film featuring the former Playboy model with “multiple endowed male professionals.” Waltman adds, “[Chyna] used to say how low she feltRead More