How well is WWE Network doing? Depends how deep you dig

The business of professional wrestling and the business of the WWE are, for the most part, one and the same. They’ve outlasted and absorbed all of their major competition over the years (WCW, ECW) and far surpass the reach of any of their current competitors (Lucha Underground, TNA, ROH). By all accounts, there is nothing standing in the way of success for the world’s top pro...
Via Awful Announcing
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Booker T was asked to carry Stone Cold Steve Austin’s bags when he started in WWE

Booker T was a star in WCW and when WWE bought out WCW, Booker T came over as part of the “Invasion” angle and eventually became one of the rare few who eventually thrived to have a Hall of Fame career. But things apparently didn’t start out that great as Booker T got a bit of a taste as to how things were in WWE. On Booker T’s podcast, Heated Conversations, Bruce Pritchard...
Via The Comeback
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Vince McMahon undergoes mystery surgery for undisclosed injury

In the most vague release of all time, the WWE announced Monday that chairman Vince McMahon has undergone surgery after suffering an injury recently. BREAKING: @WWE Chairman @VinceMcMahon sustained an injury while training, requiring surgery:https://t.co/2JP7IIDJYq pic.twitter.com/5pGBIs8EqZ — WWE (@WWE) September 12, 2016 So far, we don’t know what kind of injury...
Via The Comeback
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho get into fight after SummerSlam

One of the strangest stories took place outside of the ring at WWE SummerSlam 2016. According to reports there was a heated confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho in which Jericho challenged Lesnar to hit him or kiss him before broken up by Triple H and Vince McMahon. This is one weird story. Dave Meltzer broke the story wide open on Monday of a reported confrontation...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Vince McMahon sells 1.54 million shares of WWE stock

Vince McMahon sold just over 1.54 million shares of Class A common stock of the WWE on Wednesday, according to an SEC filing. The full amount of money McMahon received for the sale of his shares is not known, but the WWE’s stock price closed at $20.97 per share on Wednesday, meaning McMahon’s sale would have generated $32.44 million at closing price. WrestleZone located the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

How WWE SmackDown (not RAW) hit a grand slam for WWE

In every successful leader of a respective industry, ebb and flows are sure to happen. But ultimately it’s what you gain from those experiences that keep you atop the throne of the sports entertainment/ professional wrestling world. When the sea begins to get rough, the ship is faced with new opportunities. A ship is only as good as its captain. And Vincent J. McMahon is the captain...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Dozens of retired wrestlers sue WWE over brain injuries

A group of retired wrestlers has filed a class action lawsuit against the WWE and Vince McMahon, claiming the company hid the long-term effects and risks of head injuries that they say they suffered during matches. The complaint was filed on behalf of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and dozens of former wrestlers, including Joseph "Road Warrior Animal" Laurinaitis, Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff...
Via FOX Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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