For years, WWE has made millions of dollars off of the popularity of Hulk Hogan. This week, he ends up costing them millions of dollars. Thanks to the racial scandal that surfaced through the mainstream media this week, the company saw the value of their stocks take a $50 million plummet. It is hard to blame investors for being upset with the former world heavyweight champion.
July 25, 2015
For the majority of his career, Kevin Owens was unknown to the mainstream media. After escaping from the independent wrestling circuit and joining WWE, he is quite known, so much that Rolling Stones magazine has listed him as the wrestler of the year thus far. Management has to be quite pleased with this situation.
July 1, 2015
The mainstream media has reported that Billy Corgan has sold his mansion in Beverly Hills, and this has led to some speculation about his involvement with TNA. The belief is that he is now fully committed to the company and will be spending a lot more time away from California. Corgan has received a good amount of praise for his work as a writer.
June 26, 2015
Some good news for WWE. Viewership for Monday Night Raw is back at 4 million this week. Many are attributing that to the return of Brock Lesnar, which was widely mentioned through social media by the internet wrestling community. A few are giving credit to Machine Gun Kelly, who is a mainstream name.
June 16, 2015
If you're curious as to why WWE took the tag team championships off of New Day despite being one of the most over acts in the entire company, it is a business decision. Right now, the Prime Time Players are appealing to the mainstream media because one of them is gay and the other was voted as the best celebrity father.
June 15, 2015
A post on Instagram where GFW shows off an article that was written about them on the NBC Sports website. Jeff Jarrett was able to generate some much needed mainstream publicity for his promotion by bringing college basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall on board for the upcoming summer tour.
June 10, 2015
To the internet wrestling community, it was just another day when John Cena pointed to a cancer patient in the audience and told the kid to keep on fighting. That is because he helps children around the world on a near daily basis. However, the mainstream media isn't as familiar with the United States Heavyweight Champion, so a lot of outlets started covering the story, which brought in some free and welcomed publicity for WWE.
June 8, 2015
A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is being made, and WWE fans will get to see a very familiar face. Sheamus has landed a role in the film, and he will be portraying a villain named Rocksteady. Photos of the former world heavyweight champion being on the set have surfaced on various mainstream media websites. The Celtic Warrior has long stated that he would love to transition to Hollywood once he is done as a wrestler.
May 28, 2015
The wrestling world mourns together today, as it is now the fourth anniversary of the day that Randy Savage passed away in an auto accident. His death not only rocked the wrestling world, but it also rocked the mainstream world, as many are aware of him even though they are not regular watchers of the industry. WWE finally honored the Macho Man this year with a hall of fame induction, something that should have happened years ago.
May 20, 2015
A rather interesting thing was revealed through a blog post by Kevin Eck. The former member of the creative department revealed that Justin Bieber wanted to wrestle a match at Summerslam in 2014. WWE officials were intrigued by the idea because it would easily generate a ton of publicity with the mainstream media. However, there were those backstage that were concerned that the troubled singer might also be a detriment to their brand.
May 5, 2015