WWE Ups Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque To Chief Content Offer, Frank Riddick To President-CFO

WWE Finds More ‘Unrecorded Expenses’ By Vince McMahon For Total Near $20M

World Wrestling Entertainment said Tuesday an independent board probe of former CEO Vince McMahon showed additional unrecorded payments of $5 million, bringing the total to $19.6 million. McMahon resigned from all positions at WWE on July 22 after news broke and the company acknowledged they were investigating him for misconduct and subsequent payouts to women. He remains a stockholder with a controlling interest in the company.

WWE Taps Snap Exec Craig Stimmel To Head Sales And Partnerships

Vince McMahon Steps Down As WWE CEO

Vince McMahon is stepping aside as CEO and board chairman of WWE amid an ongoing investigation into claims of misconduct by himself and head of talent relations John Laurinaitis, the company announced Friday. Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter who took a leave of absence last month from her role as the company’s chief marketing officer, will serve as interim CEO and chairman.

WWE Expands Reach To Traditional TV Shows — And Yes, They’re About Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment is starting to produce fictionalized TV shows, part of an effort to generate more revenue outside of the wrestling ring and capitalize on streaming services’ growing hunger for fresh content. The company, which runs the world’s most famous wrestling league, said it has two scripted TV series in the works: a Spanish-language comedy about an aspiring female wrestler in Mexico for Netflix and a drama about a fictional family that runs a wrestling company for NBCUniversal.

WWE, A&E Strike New Multi-Year Programming Expansion

The sports entertainment giant and the cable channel have signed a multi-year expansion of their programming partnership. The new deal covers more than 130 hours of programming that will run on A&E’s platforms, and be distributed internationally by A+E Networks.

Former WAGA Atlanta Anchor Signs With The WWE

Major League Wrestling Accuses WWE Of Making Fox Kill Tubi Streaming Deal

Major League Wrestling is accusing WWE and its CEO Vince McMahon of forcing Tubi to scuttle a streaming deal with MLW in a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in California, also goes on to accuse McMahon of intimidating Vice TV, which had a programming deal with MLW, out of airing more content from the upstart wrestling league.

WWE To Crash Into NFT Ring With Fox, Chasing Digital Collectibles Gold Rush

WWE is the latest entertainment company to catch NFT fever. The wrestling entertainment producer inked an exclusive, multiyear deal with Fox Entertainment’s Blockchain Creative Labs to launch an NFT marketplace for licensed digital WWE tokens and collectibles.

WWE Leaves Virtual Reality Behind In 1st Tour Since 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Triple H walked with his arms crossed like an X — his signature Degeneration X symbol — with his 7-foot tag-team partner Joel Embiid to ring a ceremonial bell last month before a Philadelphia 76ers playoff game. His theme music blared through the arena and nearly 19,000 fans hanging from the rafters roared when […]

WWE Adds Cable Industry Vets Steve Koonin, Connor Schell To Board

WWE Names Fox Sports Executive Claudine Lilien Head Of Global Sales And Partnerships

WWE Beats Wall Street 1Q Estimates

WWE Releases 10 Pro Wrestlers

Racist Moments In WWE Catalog Vanish In Move To Streaming Platform

WWE’s Stephanie McMahon: There’s No Direct Successor When Vince McMahon Steps Down

Move To Peacock Part Of Very Busy Spring For WWE

Two major moves will happen over the next six weeks — the WWE Network’s move to Peacock on March 18, along with the search for a new home for the ThunderDome, which is where Raw and Smackdown are being held due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WWE To Shutter Streaming Service, Move Content To Peacock

Peacock has entered the ring as the newest home for World Wrestling Entertainment content. Beginning Thursday, March 18, WWE Network will exclusively be available via NBCUniversal’s streaming service. TVLine has confirmed that the standalone WWE Network streamer, which launched in February 2014, will in turn shut down in March as the content moves to Peacock.

Pat Patterson, WWE Legend And First Openly Gay Wrestling Superstar, Dies At 79

Former WWE Wrestlers’ Lawsuit Over Brain Damage Dismissed

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City agreed with a federal judge in Connecticut who tossed the lawsuits two years ago, saying many of the claims were frivolous or filed after the statute of limitations expired. Stamford, Conn.-based WWE denied the suit’s allegations.

South Carolina Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap WWE Star

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina man who stalked a 26-year-old WWE star for years and spent eight months planning to kidnap her was arrested Sunday after breaking into her home near Tampa, sheriff’s officials said. Phillip A. Thomas II, 24, of Cordesville, South Carolina, was arrested early Sunday for attempting to carry out […]

James ‘Kamala’ Harris Dies: WWE Wrestler Was 70

WWE Hires Kristina Salen As Chief Financial Officer

WWE Launches No-Cost, Ad-Free Streamer

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Monday a free – and commercial-free – version of its streaming network, with access to over 15,000 titles. The service will offer recent episodes of programs such as Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT, along with legacy pay-per-view programming and matches from the wrestling powerhouses’s Raw Talk, Monday Night War and Ride Along. Fans will also get free access to weekly highlights including Top 10 and The Best of WWE.

Body Found On L.A. Beach Identified As WWE Pro Shad Gaspard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Patrol officers were flagged down around 1:25 a.m. by a person reporting that a body had washed ashore, a Police […]

WWE Initiates Furloughs, Pay Cuts In COVID-19 Response

Florida Deems WWE An ‘Essential Business’

ESPN To Air Classic ‘WrestleMania’ Events

Of all the sports ESPN has shown over the years, professional wrestling matches from WWE haven’t really been on the list. That will change this weekend. For three Sundays, the Disney-owned sports-media giant will air classic WrestleMania events on its flagship cable network and stream them on its mobile app.

WWE Splits Audience-Free WrestleMania 36 Into Two Nights, Multiple Locations

WWE Stock Plummets Below $40 Per Share

WWE stock has sunk sub-$40 per share in premarket trading Thursday, following the pro wrestling company’s release of 4Q and full-year 2019 financials. While WWE reported Thursday it beat fourth-quarter 2019 earnings estimates, the company missed on revenue expectations, despite reaching a record high thanks to its big SmackDown on Fox deal.

WWE Co-Presidents Forced Out In Management Shakeup

WWE Cashes $60 Million Check From Saudi Arabia

Is Pro Wrestling’s Boom Too Good To Believe?

Fake fights are making real money, but industry leader WWE still looks vulnerable.

All Elite Wrestling’ Debut Tops WWE

The upstart promotion’s Dynamite premiere pulled in solid numbers Wednesday, beating USA’s NXT head to head.

TVN FOCUS ON ADVERTISING

TVN Focus On Advertising | Tag Team Of Fox, WWE Ready To Wrestle

Friday Night SmackDown, as the latest incarnation is called, will begin Friday at 8 p.m. ET. Both Fox and the WWE are betting the show’s return to broadcast primetime will make a big impression on viewers and big bucks from advertisers.

WWE’s Gene Okerlund Dies At 76

WWE Sticks With Saudi Arabia Deal Despite Fan Backlash

WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That’s a nondescript way to describe a spectacle — headlined by major stars including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar — that WWE would usually blitz fans with bombastic hype to promote. Bigger! Badder! And usually with an event logo connecting the […]

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against WWE

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford […]

WWE’s Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart Dies At 63

Brian Christopher, Former WWE Wrestler, Dies