It looks like there may be some issues between Bret Hart and Vince McMahon soon. Reports have surfaced that footage of his matches from Stampede have been removed from the WWE Network. Hart purchased the rights to those particular matches from his parents. World Wrestling Entertainment only owns the other matches that do not involve Bret.
December 7, 2015
Back in 1990, Jesse Ventura sued Vince McMahon for royalties on the home videos that he appeared on. During a recent interview, someone brought up the point that the WWE Network has changed things up a bit, which prompted Ventura to mention that he was going to be contacting his lawyers to see if his quarterly checks need to be adjusted. This is similar to the complaints that CM Punk had before leaving the company.
November 10, 2015
Now that they have successfully launched the WWE Network in India, a country that is bigger than the United States, Vince McMahon and company are turning their eyes towards China. However, that battle is going to be a lot harder since the government of that country is very strict about what their citizens can do on the internet. McMahon has always wanted that market because of its sheer size.
November 4, 2015
Vince McMahon has another accomplishment that he can boast about. His WWE Network is now available in India. McMahon will more than likely tell his shareholders that the country has four times the population of the United States without mentioning that the former is not nearly as technologically savvy as the latter. It will be interesting to see if the subscription numbers increase by more than marginally.
November 2, 2015
If you're still one of those people that have yet to try the WWE Network, Vince McMahon is giving you another chance to sign up. The company has now announced that for the third straight month, the online subscription service will be free to new subscribers. That means that you can watch everything in the month of June without having to pay. The promotion has been quite the success for the company in their efforts to gain subscribers.
June 1, 2015
Even when Vince McMahon is giving something away for free, there are still a good amount of people in the world that are wanting to throw wads of cash at him. Reports have surfaced that Extreme Rules generated 56,000 buys overall. The pay per view was available at no charge on the WWE Network. Granted, there is a lot of the buyers are in areas where the online video service is not available, but some pay simply out of habit.
May 26, 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
Since the promotion is quite effective in inflating the number of subscribers, the WWE Network will be available for free in May. This is the first time that management has opted to do it in consecutive months (April was free as well). That means that fans will be able to watch Payback for free. Vince McMahon is hoping that the move will enable them to finally break the 1.5 million mark, which would then be flaunted at potential investors.
April 30, 2015
Back when it was announced that the WWE Network was going to start being aired internationally, some in the internet wrestling community were absolutely certain that the company would rope in millions of subscribers. Vince McMahon was a bit more realistic, especially since he based his opinions on numbers and statistics. He announced earlier today that they have picked up a little less than 200,000 foreign subscribers. Numbers won't be much higher.
April 30, 2015
Vince McMahon is still desperately wanting to boost the number of subscribers for the WWE Network, so he has decided to bring back one of the best gimmicks that his company has ever created. The King of the Ring tournament is making a comeback, and it is starting on the next episode of Monday Night Raw. The preliminary rounds will be held on television, but the semifinals and finals will be shown on Tuesday on their online video service.
April 27, 2015