Seeking Alpha.com reports that WWE Chief Strategy and Financial Officer George Barrios spoke at the UBS 41st Annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday about WWE’s TV deals. Barrios also addressed the upcoming WWE Network.
Despite the talk that the WWE Network will be an Internet-exclusive “over-the-top” service (similar to Netflix), Barrios said WWE is still...
WWE has posted the following picture to their Instagram of Mark Henry attempting to bench press 765 pounds with Sheamus spotting at McVeigh Fitness Center during the Tribute to the Troops event. Henry previously said that he could bench “close to 600 pounds.”
UPDATE: WWE has provided us with the following statement:
“The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy and we express our condolences. WWE supports Judge Janzen’s summation that the 13-year-old boy absolutely knew that he was hurting his 5-year-old little sister. Therefore, it is illogical to conclude that the brutal and ultimately fatal beating of a 5-year-old little girl by a teenager...
– Tickets are now on sale for WWE Elimination Chamber, which takes place on February 23rd, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the final PPV before WrestleMania; the online pre-sale runs through Friday at 10 PM.
The pre-sale password is WWEMINNY.
– There is an article on tonight’s Tribute to the Troops taping that you can read at The Olympian.
– WWE has announced a RAW...
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
For those wondering, the recent WWE Vintage Collection show that featured Bill Goldberg is a sign that WWE is still interested in having him appear at WrestleMania 30. They have reached out to him but no deal has been signed as of this writing.
There has been some talk as of late that the 2014 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view will take place at...
– The official Instagram of WWE published this photo of Mark Henry attempting to bench 765-pounds—with help from Sheamus.
In a 2009 interview, Henry revealed that he can bench press “close to 600 pounds.” However, he added, “the bench press is the most limited, and the least functional of all the lifts. I’ve squatted 1006 lbs, and I’ve deadlifted 900 lbs consistently...
Former WWE Women’s Champion Candice Michelle will be undergoing surgery Thursday on an injury that has lingered for years.
“Finally getting my broken nose fixed tom!” she wrote on Twitter. “From @TheBethPhoenix 7yrs ago took a head butt to the nose. I should send her the bill!”
Michelle considers herself retired after being unceremoniously released from her contract with...
– Here is the synopsis for the new Ultimate Warrior DVD Set
“He is one of the most colorful and intense Superstars of all time, the Ultimate Warrior! Now for the first time ever, WWE honors his illustrious career with this ultimate collection of bone-crunching matches. Feel the power of the warrior – featuring battles against his biggest rivals such as Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts...
WWE.com has posted an article, looking at five ways the WWE will change after the titles are unified on Sunday. They include the following…
* The Royal Rumble Match is changed
* The Intercontinental Title gets a boost
* Money in the Bank gets a shake-up
* The field of play gets tighter
* The best of the best is determined
Sheamus recently spoke with WWE.com about his shoulder injury and more. Here are the highlights…
On the status of his shoulder: “It’s feeling pretty solid. I’m still a little while away from coming back, but it’s a whole lot better than what it was when I first had the surgery, trust me. When I woke up after surgery, I don’t think I ever experienced any kind of discomfort...
UPDATE: Monday’s Slammy edition of WWE Raw did a final rating of 2.84 (2.8) and 4.2 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.65 (2.7) cable rating and 3.5 million viewers. The show not only had a good bump in viewers, but also did so against Cowboys vs. Bears Monday Night Football game, which drew 16.2 million viewers for ESPN.
ORIGINAL: Monday night’s Slammy Award-themed...
AJ Styles will be a free agent on December 16, next Monday, after he and TNA were not able to come to terms on a new contract. As an original TNA member, Styles was frustrated several months ago with the company offering him much less than he was previously making. He signed a short-term contract extension but TNA’s cost-cutting is the source of the problem.
Styles is taking independent...
Source: The Wrestling Observer
At this time, WWE employees are very excited about the WWE Network. People that work behind the scenes and have insight on the project are apparently excited about the whole concept both as employees and wrestling fans.
There is said to be a sense of optimism and high expectations with the upcoming launch.
– Mexican wrestling legend Konnan continues to take shots at current talent on the WWE roster, most recently setting his sights on the current WWE Divas. Konnan noted that, “they suck. Only Tamina, Natalya and AJ can ‘go.’”
Konnan also tore into new TNA character Ethan Carter III, tweeting, “You couldn’t be a star if you were thrown by a Ninja. #BOOM.”
– WWE Hall...
– TNA President Dixie Carter has posted a photo of Kurt Angle in India, where he and Gail Kim are doing promo work. She wrote:
Check out @RealKurtAngle as he wows India on the #1 rated TV show Baal Veer @sabtv #tnaonsix @sonysix
— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) December 11, 2013
– Here is the latest edition of the iMPACT! Wrestling podcast:
Here is a new video promo from Michael Elgin hyping this Saturday night’s Final Battle event in New York City:
– Jake Roberts revealed on Twitter that he has not been contacted by WWE for a return at the Royal Rumble or a Hall of Fame induction.
– The latest JBL & Michael Cole radio show can be found here. They talk about the death of Nelson Mandela, the World Cup, President Obama and unemployment.
– WWE is running a deal on a “Living Social” December 26 live event at Madison...
WWE reportedly chose Santa Clara, California for WrestleMania 31 over Philadelphia because Philly officials showed a “lack of interest” in the bidding process. Bay Area officials were said to be more inviting and enthusiastic. Philadelphia representatives acted as if they were doing WWE a favor by hosting the event rather than the other way around. That’s part of the reason...
– Rey Mysterio turns 39 years old today.
– Maria Kanellis was on RBR Weekly Wrestling Talk this past week, and while on the air she discussed funnies stories from her time in WWE, her beef with the Bella Twins, and much more. She noted that she had originally pitched the concept for a WWE Divas reality show, but that a push was never made from within to get one on the air during...
– There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
– WWE is taping the Tribute to the Troops special today.
– Here are today’s confirmed WWE NXT matches:
* The Ascension vs. Camacho and Hunico
* Summer Rae and Sasha Banks vs. Bayley and Natalya
* Alexander Rusev vs. Kassius Ohno
* Mojo Rawley vs. Scott Dawson
* Leo Kruger vs. Sami Zayn
During his appearance on Chris Jericho’s new podcast, Chris Jericho spoke with Steve Austin about Austin coming back for one more match. Here is their back and forth…
Chris Jericho: “Would you ever go back for one more match?”
Steve Austin: “That’s the thing Chris. Why? To totally prepare for that – how long have you been out for now?
Chris Jericho: “I come and go...
During his appearance on Chris Jericho’s new podcast, Steve Austin discussed the time he “took his ball and went home” when WWE wanted him to lose to Brock Lesnar. Here is what he had to say…
“I handled the situation like a total ass. Jim Ross calls me while I’m laying in a hotel, and he told me creative wanted Brock [Lesnar] to beat me. I’m drawing stupid money right...
It was announced last night at the WWE SmackDown taping that Goldust and Cody Rhodes will defend the WWE Tag Team Titles at TLC against Big Show and Rey Mysterio, Ryback and Curtis Axel and The Real Americans. Here is the updated card for the show…
Title vs. Title Unification TLC Match:
Randy Orton © vs. John Cena ©
IC Title Match:
Big E. Langston © vs. Damien Sandow
Host: Ryan Clark
Co-host: Matt Boone
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