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Posted On July 16, 2014By Richard LattaIn Columns, Featured

WWE 2K15 : 50 Legends That Must Be Included

In the last few years, WWE has been including legends in their games at a more accelerated rate than ever. Men like Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, and Ravishing Rick Rude all made their long awaited virtual debuts. Their 30 years of Wrestlemania mode made it necessary to introduce more guys from yesteryear. Looking forward to WWE 2K15, WWE’s first voyage on the next-gen platform, there are still many wrestlers who have not been included over the last few years that fans are clamoring for. Whether actual legends, or legendary videoRead More

Posted On May 25, 2014By Thad ZajacIn Columns, Featured

Fear, Loathing, and the WWE Network

One week ago, Vincent Kennedy McMahon lost his billionaire status in a single day. For a man with as gigantic an ego as McMahon, the loss was pretty brutal. One third of his net worth vanished to the vagaries of Wall Street. Some people blamed the meager increase of WWE’s television deal with NBC Universal, others blamed anemic (by Wall Street’s standards) subscription numbers for the WWE Network. There probably wasn’t one particular reason, as the stock market is a place prone to unreasonable standards and herd mentality, where ifRead More
The $1 Netflix price increase is something that fans should be watching because it may affect the way WWE does business with the WWE Network. If WWE chooses to increase the price by $1 then it would increase their yearly revenue by $7 million or more. Netflix and Amazon have both increased their prices. Netflix has promised their current customers that they will not see a price increase for 2 years so the increase only applies to new subscribers. The only reason WWE and UFC kept their price at $9.99Read More

Posted On March 2, 2014By Andrew DavisIn News

WWE Main Event To Air Live On The WWE Network This Week

According to the schedule, this week Tuesday March 4th’s WWE Main Event will air live on the WWE Network. A day before it airs on it’s normal home Ion TV on Wednesday. No word yet if this will be a permanent thing, or just this week. Time will only tell.Read More

Posted On February 12, 2014By George CushnieIn Columns

From Across The Pond: WWE & TNA Q&A

It’s that time again. Yup, thanks to my self-imposed hiatus from all things WWE and TNA, I wanted to write a column, but had no idea what to write about. That’s where you fine people came in! You supplied the questions and I’m set to fire through them with my answer gun. I got plenty of questions from Facebook and Twitter, as well as by e-mail. Some of them are serious, some of them are more sarcastic. You should be able to tell them apart, but be warned! This article’sRead More

Posted On January 21, 2014By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Usos – Future Tag-Team Champions?

It’s been a while huh? I needed a rest after writing 2 monstrous columns over the holiday season. Thanks to everyone who gave me constructive feedback, and in particular to those who bothered to give me more feedback than “the article was too long”. Always great to hear that when you’ve busted your ass to write an in-depth column. Some people… In case you’ve forgotten, I’m in the midst of my self-imposed hiatus from the WWE. Just because I’m not watching doesn’t mean that I don’t know what’s going on.Read More

Posted On September 10, 2012By Michael GroomsIn News

LA Times Runs Story On WWE Network

The Los Angles Times reports that WWE officials are leaning toward making the WWE Network a pay channel similar to HBO. “The price tag WWE would seek for a premium channel would be north of $10.00 a month and perhaps as much as $15.00, which would be cheaper than buying all or even half of the pay-per-view events,” reads the article written by Joe Flint.Read More
- WWE continues to do work for the WWE Network. They recently reached out to several stars from the 1990’s to do interviews for the Network’s Monday Night Wars programming. – Jim Ross was asked on Twitter when WWE NXT will air on TV in the US. He replied: “Some day…not sure when. Has to find a good home. It will in time.” – WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz will be appearing at the State Fair in Billings, Montana on August 15th to meet fans and sign autographs. (Partial source:Read More
Vince McMahon and George Barrios hosted a conference call with investors on Thursday morning. Here are a few highlights. * WWE has spent $5-million on production of ‘Legend’s House.’ * Vince McMahon said the writing has gotten much better and presenting the shows in a PG manner. * The Tout app was downloaded over 30,000 times after the airing of WWE Raw. * Vince said they may have gone too far to ‘G’ rather than ‘PG’ in the past. * “No Holds Barred” starring Hulk Hogan, which cost less thanRead More
- During Thursday’s conference call for 2012 second quarter results, WWE Chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon, said he hopes to make an announcement concerning the WWE Network in three months. “I hope next quarter I will be making an announcement on our Network,” McMahon said. McMahon acknowledged a delay in announcing details on the WWE Network. He stated at the last conference call in May that he expected announcement to be made “within the next three months.” – According to WrestlingFigs.com, Maria Kanellis will appear at T’s Zone at theRead More
- It looks like WWE won’t be launching their Network until 2013 sometime. The latest launch date that we heard before now was November but sources close to the situation expect it to be pushed back several more months. It’s possible WWE may tie the launch in with the WrestleMania 29 festivities. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer was interviewed by a newspaper in Stamford this week about the Network. Meltzer says the paper was under the impression that the Network won’t launch until next year. They didn’t know for sureRead More
- For the past ten years, video content from WWE’s “Attitude Era” (1998–2002) has been edited due to a lawsuit with the World Wide Fund for Nature over the WWF initials. All WWF “scratch” logos and references to the initials had to be blurred or edited out. This directive has now changed, at least in part. In regards to the former “scratch” logo appearing unaltered in video packages on Monday’s Raw, multiple sources within the company say use of the symbol in flashback sequences is now permitted, so brief clipsRead More
- Former WWE and TNA star Brian Kendrick will be launching Brian Kendrick’s School of Pro Wrestling this August. Sessions will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the El Pappy Pineda Promotions Dome in Huntington Park, California. School begins on August 14th. For more information, e-mail bkschoolofpw@gmail.com. – WWE is getting very aggressive in recruiting and signing new talents. They continue to reach out to stars on the independent wrestling scene and many of the talents that were contacted earlier this year are now being signed. The feelingRead More
- Cult classic “They Live” starring WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper will be released on Blu-ray on November 6th as a collector’s edition. – Kevin Nash wrote the following on Twitter regarding the nWo anniversary: “16 years ago in Daytona Beach the N.W.O. is born and wrestling is never the same….word on the street” – Vince McMahon is reportedly interested in a supplemental video-on-demand service to go along with the new WWE Network when it finally launches. The service would likely be something for the iPad and tablets, similarRead More
- WWE’s website did 12.5 million unique visitors in May, down 9% from the 13.7 million in May of 2011. WWE’s shop website averaged 645 orders per day in May, down 23% from May of 2011. – Word is that DirecTV has no interest in carrying the WWE Network, which would knock about 30% of its potential revenue off. There’s been talk that very few cable carriers are committing to paying a per subscriber rate for WWE’s Network, which is what the company was counting on for profitability. The alternativeRead More

Posted On May 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Confirmed: Alex Shelley Leaving TNA Wrestling

Alex Shelley is leaving TNA when his contract is up, which should happen shortly. It was reportedly his call to not renew. WWE is looking at building up their cruiserweight roster, either for the new cruiserweight show planned for the WWE Network or for their weekly shows. While nothing is confirmed, Shelley will likely end up in WWE. (Source: F4WOnline.com) Join the team and follow PWMania.com on Twitter at twitter.com/pwmania and on Facebook at facebook.com/pwmania.Read More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On WWE Raw Moving To Three Hours

While WWE claims that the switch to three-hours for RAW is permanent, people within the company believe that the show will be back to two-hours before the end of the year – whether the first hour be dropped or moved to the WWE Network as a recap or pre-show going into the 9pm timeslot. It’s important to note that permanently moving RAW up would dramatically affect any West coast tapings. For example, shows in Los Angeles would have to start at 4:30pm on a work day. A lot of peopleRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Details On WWE’s New Viral Campaign, Miss USA Sentenced

– Former Miss USA and WWE Tough Enough contestant Rima Fakih has been sentenced to probation and community service stemming from her drunk driving arrest back in December 2011. At a hearing on Wednesday in Highland Park, Michigan, Judge William McConico put gave her six months’ probation, ordered 20 hours of community service and said she must pay $600 in fines. Fakih also must attend an alcohol safety class. She pleaded no contest last month to driving while visibly impaired. Despite denying that she had been drinking, a half-empty bottleRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Contacting Cruiserweights, Santino Plans Changed, WWE Stats

- WWE shipped out 246,000 DVD units for the month of March. They had 12.3 million unique visitors to WWE.com in March, which is down 13% fro the 14.2 million in March of 2011. WWE’s shop website averaged 548 merchandise orders per day in March, down a big 58% from March 2011’s 1,300 orders per day. – WWE continues to reach out to Hispanic and American independent wrestlers for the cruiserweights show on the WWE Network that is scheduled to launch in November. WWE reportedly has a lengthy list ofRead More