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Posted On February 23, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Releases 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

WWE announced Thursday financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. Revenues totaled $112.9 million as compared to $122.5 million in the prior year quarter. Operating loss was $13.1 million as compared to operating income of $14.4 million in the prior year quarter. WWE reports the revenue decrease was “driven by declines across all of our operating segments.” Revenues from North America decreased by 9%, led by declines in film, television, and businesses. Revenues outside North America decreased 5%, primarily due to a decline in licensing business.Read More
– It was reported last week that Brodus Clay was removed from television due to Vince McMahon’s unhappiness with the voluminous grappler’s ring work. To add further detail, the WWE head believes he’s unsafe and reckless in the ring; he doesn’t want him competing until his ring work is brought up to par. Eyebrows were raised backstage about McMahon pushing forth talent safety since Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes competed on this week’s Raw SuperShow hurt. Clay dismissed last week’s negative report via Twitter, writing, “Don’t believe the hater hypeRead More

Posted On February 21, 2012By StaffIn News

Details On Eve’s Heel Turn, Mick Foley’s Career Regrets, Kofi-Cole

- On Monday’s RAW, we saw a full-on heel turn from WWE diva Eve, who admitted to the Bella Twins that she is nothing more than a manipulating bimbo. Eve said she was never interested in Zack Ryder – she used him to climb the social ranks and get to the biggest fish in the pond – John Cena, who overheard the entire conversation. Eve tried everything she could do to convince John Cena that it was all a big misunderstanding, but she was carried away from Cena crying hystericallyRead More

Posted On January 23, 2012By StaffIn News

Warrior Says He Turned Down HOF Invite, CM Punk Reacts

Former WWE champion the Ultimate Warrior is telling fans on Twitter that he recently turned down an invitation from Vince McMahon himself to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. A fan wrote that Warrior was never respected by his peers and needs that respect to be inducted. Warrior replied, “One peer’s respect decides ALL – VKM. And I said no.” Another fan wrote in that other stars were much more worthy of the honor than Warrior. He replied, “Yeah, and none w/balls to turn VKM inviteRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By StaffIn News

Randy Orton’s Status For The Rumble, Vince Buys 3 Ferraris & More

- The latest on Randy Orton’s status is that he will be a participant in next week’s Royal Rumble match. Confirmation of Orton’s involvement in the Rumble is expected on Monday’s RAW. – Just days after Connecticut’s Greenwich Times reported that WWE chairman Vince McMahon was spotted around town driving a new charcoal-colored Bentley, word has come out that Vince McMahon reportedly purchased three new Ferraris in the past week. – The March 26th episode of RAW, the final show before WrestleMania, is currently scheduled to be a 3-hour show.Read More

Posted On January 17, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Neeson Denies Rumor That He Will Play McMahon In Benoit Film

Actor Liam Neeson was asked during the press junket for The Grey about a rumor that he’s in talks to portray Vince McMahon in the upcoming Chris Benoit biopic Crossface. The Grey director Joe Carnahan answered first, telling Neeson, “I can’t see you doing that dude.” Neeson added, “No, I never heard of [the movie].” Neeson added that he has no interest in the role, largely because he knows very little about the WWE CEO, almost nothing about Benoit, and is not a fan of professional wrestling. Crossface was announcedRead More

Posted On January 11, 2012By StaffIn News, Videos

Vince McMahon Featured On Mitt Romney Attack Ad

The Democratic National Committee has released an advertisement directed at United States politician Mitt Romney, using clips of various famous people saying “You’re fired!” Among them is Vince McMahon. On an interesting note, Linda McMahon has endorsed Romney for President. McMahon can be seen near the end of the advertisement, embedded below:Read More
John Cena appeared to allude to the day Chris Benoit was found dead in a Twitter message prior to tonight’s Raw SuperShow at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Home of Whataburger. An arena of celebration…and reflection. All cities are wonderful to WWE..but Corpus..I will never forget,” Cena wrote Monday. On June 25, 2007, WWE canceled a three-hour-long live Raw show that was to have taken place in Corpus Christi, Texas after news broke that Benoit and his family were found dead in their home. Vince McMahon madeRead More
Jim Ross was asked on Twitter about the possibility of a match pitting Brock Lesnar against Bill Goldberg at next year’s WrestleMania. “@Goldberg vs Lesnar at WM29 would be miraculous ie HIGHLY UNLIKELY,” he tweeted. Goldberg, despite his displeasure for WWE and company head Vince McMahon over the years, says he’s interested in the bout. He wrote Friday, “……I’d do it.” Goldberg last competed for WWE at WrestleMania XX in a match against Lesnar with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin serving as special guest referee. The match garnered a hostile reactionRead More

Posted On January 6, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Kurt Angle Says WWE Has No Respect, Comments On McMahon

The New York Post has published an interview with TNA Wrestling star Kurt Angle discussing his Olympic aspirations. The interview includes discussion of his professional wrestling career, and he explains how he made the transition between the professional and amateur ranks. “It was a complete career adaptation. It wasn’t a step above, going from amateur wrestling to pro wrestling, it was going from real wrestling to sports entertainment,” Angle said. “A lot of people put me up there as far as saying he’s one of the best ever. And I’veRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By StaffIn News

Details On Chris Jericho’s WWE Negotiations, Return & Future

In the days following Chris Jericho’s “surprise” return to WWE this past Monday on RAW, new details are emerging surrounding Jericho’s negotiations with Vince McMahon, his segment on RAW and what’s planned for the former Undisputed champion in the months ahead. Jericho flew to WWE headquarters in Stanford, CT several weeks ago and met with Vince McMahon to plot his return, all while claiming that he would never work with WWE again. The cryptic videos hyping Jericho’s return were the idea of WWE’s Social Networking Department. Internally, several people feltRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By StaffIn News

Latest Update On WWE’s Plans For Chris Jericho

- Chris Jericho actually flew to WWE headquarters in Connecticut a while back and met with Vince McMahon to map out his return, all while claiming that he would never work with WWE again. The cryptic videos leading to Jericho’s return were WWE’s Social Networking Department’s idea. Several in the company felt that the campaign as too smart for its own good before they started airing. During Jericho’s unique return at Monday’s RAW Supershow, people backstage were noting the similarities to the Dynamic Dudes character that John Laurinaitis played yearsRead More

Posted On December 19, 2011By StaffIn News

Backstage News On Whe World Heavyweight Title Changes

The reason why WWE decided to take the World Heavyweight title off Mark Henry at Sunday’s TLC PPV is because Mark Henry is legitimately hurt. Henry suffered what’s being described as a pulled groin, which he reportedly suffered during his match against John Cena on Raw last week. After having the injury evaluated, it turned out to be more serious than originally thought. The majority of WWE’s creative team wanted Henry to work a lighter schedule until the injury healed up, however Vince McMahon made the call to end MarkRead More

Posted On December 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Winter On Differences Between WWE & TNA, Working With Vince

When Gail Kim left WWE she criticized the organization for their lack of faith in women’s wrestling. Sports Vibe asks Winter if she shares the same sentiment. “I wouldn’t say that the standard of female wrestling in WWE isn’t as good as in TNA, but I would agree that there is less opportunity for the girls in the WWE to showcase what they can do. Every now and again WWE would have a great story line with a woman or a great pay-per-view match and then other times you watchRead More

Posted On December 8, 2011By StaffIn News

Backstage Update On Vince McMahon & Storyline Ideas

Credit: – According to Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon has been shooting down almost every idea brought up by his writers relating to Mick Foley. The Christmas stuff with Foley as Santa Claus was pushed through by Brian Gewirtz. – Vince McMahon has ordered that The Bella Twins be made a priority, as far as having more TV time and being featured more, not necessarily when it comes to winning matches. Vince feels that The Bellas have strong public relations value since they are twins. He lectured the WWE writingRead More reports WWE has gone “on the warpath” against accounts on Twitter which impersonate and parody their company and employees, according to number of sources within the company. Since WWE promotes Twitter so much, they don’t want there to be any confusion with their intellectual property. They also do not want fans to be tricked by any fraudulent accounts purported to be endorsed by WWE or a company employee. Furthermore, WWE is generating revenue through their partnership with Twitter, which they do no want compromised. Many of these accounts haveRead More

Posted On November 29, 2011By StaffIn News

Former WWE Writer Patrice O’Neal Dead At 41

The news was broke by the Opie and Anthony Show and posted here on O’Neal discussed what it was like working for Vince McMahon in WWE last year. Below is what he told the Atlantic City Weekly: It was actually a dream situation, but I think if I had kept doing it, it wouldn’t have been a dream. When I stopped doing it, it was perfect. It was just to be able to say I did it and it was like, ‘Wow, I actually got the job!’ You know,Read More

Posted On November 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Discusses His Problems With Vince, The Rock & The Miz

CM Punk appeared on the The Hot Click podcast and did not hold back his opinions on The Rock, Vince McMahon, The Miz, his near exit from the WWE and a slew of other topics. Highlights from the interview are as follows: On not sleeping: “We just did a European tour. I would honestly say on the European tour if you want to average it all out, I slept two hours a night… Eventually it gets to you. I know when I start seeing things that I really need toRead More

Posted On November 15, 2011By StaffIn News

Drew McIntyre Talks About Vince McMahon Endorsing Him On TV

During a recent interview with the UK’s Daily Record newspaper, WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre spoke about Vince McMahon endorsing him on television shortly after his WWE debut. “It was obviously a positive thing to hear for me because he had never done that before. But it was a negative in that it caused a lot of resentment and jealousy. Imagine if somebody walked into your workplace and the boss stood up rubbing your head and said, ‘Hey everybody, this is the man here’. But for me, it has motivated meRead More