Since they are bringing Smackdown over to their network, NBC Universal has worked hard with Vince McMahon and WWE to increase the amount of advertisers that are on board. Thus far, their collective efforts have brought in 37 new advertisers. While that is good news, there is still a lot of concerns as the ratings have been dropping. If it keeps dropping, then there is a fear of losing those advertisers in the near future.
November 4, 2015
When he found out that TMZ was going to posting a controversial video on him, Hulk Hogan immediately called WWE to inform them of the situation. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that Vince McMahon never even bothered to talk to him during the entire ordeal. Hogan stated that Triple H was the one that kept in touch with him. HHH was also the one that gave Hogan the bad news about their business separation.
September 15, 2015
Some troubling news for Vince McMahon. Viewership for Smackdown continues to drop at a rapid pace, and the latest episode was the lowest rated yet. Fewer than 2 million people watched the show this week. The internet wrestling community has slowly lost interest in the product because they feel that is simply a recap show for Monday Night Raw. Nothing significant really happens all that often on the secondary show.
September 5, 2015
WWE discovered some disturbing news when they checked the ratings for Monday Night Raw this week. The show lost more than 1.5 million viewers in the span of seven days. The company has trouble keeping people interested after Wrestlemania. This does not sit well with Vince McMahon. A lot of wrestling fans opted to watch the season finale of Better Call Saul and the NCAA Championship game between Duke and Wisconsin.
April 7, 2015
Some possible good news for fans who are against the idea of Roman Reigns becoming the top star in WWE. There is now a really good chance that he does not get that opportunity because rumors have surfaced that Triple H has finally convinced Vince McMahon to let Brock Lesnar retain the heavyweight championship. The widespread feeling is that giving the belt to Reigns will actually hurt him in the long run because the fans are so against it right now.
March 26, 2015
If you're one of those people that are hoping to see changes being made in WWE, there's some bad news looming for the next couple of years. The corporation has locked up three of their top executives to new deals and are making it hard for them to leave. George Barriors, Kevin Dunn and Michelle Wilson will continue to run the company with Vince McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. They expect to keep things as is.
March 14, 2015
If you are one of those non observant fans who are still holding your breath for the return of Shane McMahon to WWE, then you should definitely need to exhale after this bit of news. Management has opted to abandon the trademark for his name, which means that they have absolutely no plan on him being back with the company. McMahon is currently happy running his own company and being out of the looming shadow of Vince McMahon.
February 7, 2015
When it comes to backstage news in professional wrestling, fans are really intrigued about dating rumors. It fascinates them to see their favorite performers in WWE being involved with one another. A new rule has been implemented by Vince McMahon that changes things up a bit. While performers are still allowed to date one another, they are no longer allowed to have relationships with front office and production workers.
January 29, 2015
In a surprising bit of news, especially since the company has been taking a pounding from the internet wrestling community and the mainstream media, Vince McMahon proudly announced that the WWE Network has now surpassed the 1 million subscribers mark. He also revealed that the accomplishment was achieved before the one year mark, which means that their online service is the fastest growing one of its kind.
January 27, 2015
If you are one of those fans that hate seeing celebrities being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, then you are going to hate this bit of news. The company has officially announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be among the class members who will be honored at Wrestlemania this year. Vince McMahon loves that he still has a lot of name value, so this should definitely bring in the mainstream media attention that he craves.
January 26, 2015