In a rather interesting move, WWE is now encouraging fans that attend live events to dress up as their favorite wrestlers and legends. This comes shortly after Vince McMahon grew irate over Dwayne Johnson breaking away from the script on a recent episode of Monday Night Raw and putting focus on fans that were dressed as Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, the latter of which has been banned from the company because of racial comments.
February 9, 2016
For a long time there, Vince McMahon was accused of not doing enough to protect his performers in the ring. Whenever an incident with a fan would take place, WWE generally did not go after the individual with their strong legal department. That opened the door for others to jump the rails or throw things into the ring. After the latest incident with Roman Reigns at Night of Champions, management has now decided to add more security to live events.
September 28, 2015
When the Minnesota Vikings announced that they were building a new state of the art stadium, the assumption was that they would eventually get a Wrestlemania some day. Vince McMahon loves being placed in new environment. Well, it looks like it might be the case, as the person in charge of the new stadium used to work for WWE as the guy in charge of live events.
August 19, 2015
When asked about what the loss of Hulk Hogan meant to WWE, Vince McMahon opted to downplay the situation by stating that it has no material effect on them. This comes on the heel of the company losing at least $50 million in stock because of his departure. Hogan also moved a good amount of merchandise and was a proven draw at live events, especially in the international market.
July 30, 2015
Eric Bischoff conveyed a rather interesting story during a recent interview. He stated that Vince McMahon once had to hop on his private jet and fly to a live event because members of the Kliq refused to lose their matches for the evening. The booking team were not able to resolve the situation, so the SEO had no choice but to go out there himself.
July 30, 2015
In a sign that Vince McMahon is stepping a bit away from his job as the CEO of WWE, Finn Balor revealed that he finally got a chance to meet the boss at the NXT live event that took place during Wrestlemania weekend. In the past, McMahon personally meets with every wrestler that he signs to a contract. This means that Triple H was the one that did the meeting and the negotiations. The changing of the guard is definitely happening.
May 20, 2015
There are rumors floating around that Vince McMahon abruptly put together the Elimination Chamber, as a way to boost the amount of WWE Network subscribers. Further fuel was added to the fire because management opted to reschedule a live event that was taking place on the same day. John Cena and Rusev were originally scheduled to be approximately 1100 miles away from the pay per view, so the changes were necessary.
May 12, 2015
For years now, the creative department has had a reputation of wanting to amuse Vince McMahon with on screen stuff. Their latest efforts reportedly is the return of the Mega Powers. This time, though, it will not feature Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. Rather, it will be Curtis Axel playing the role of Hogan, while Damien Sandow plays the role of Savage. Sandow recently debut his new Macho Mandow character at a live event.
May 7, 2015
The next time that WWE rolls into Montreal, it will more than likely be a live event instead of a television taping. The company was bothered to learn earlier today that ticket sales were a bit stagnant. There were plans in place to taper off the entire top section. That is something that Vince McMahon absolutely hates to do because it makes his shows look small. There is a good chance that a lot of free tickets were handed out.
May 4, 2015
While he would never admit it publicly, it is being said that Vince McMahon is keeping a very close eye on the upcoming tour of China that TNA is embarking on in a couple of weeks. WWE has long been trying to figure out ways of expanding their live events business into Asia. They only do a couple of shows a year there, but it would really be quite a boost to their overall revenue stream if they could find ways of touring there more frequently.
April 27, 2015