On Monday Night Raw, a rumored induction for the hall of fame has been confirmed. WWE announced that Stan Hansen will be honored in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. On the surface, the company is telling fans that Hansen is being inducted because of his connection to the state of Texas. However, those within the industry know that Stan is being inducted because they wanted to draw in fans from Japan to the WWE Network.
March 22, 2016
For the longest time now, Noelle Foley has wanted to work for World Wrestling Entertainment, a company where her father made millions of dollars as an in ring performer. Well, she's getting her chance now. Noelle and Mick Foley are going to be getting their own reality television show on the WWE Network. Not a lot of details have been revealed right now, but the belief is that it will be similar to the show Edge and Christian are doing.
March 14, 2016
On March 12, 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment is doing a live event at the Ricoh Colliseum in Toronto, Canada. Initially, it was just a regular house show but management decided to upgrade it to a WWE Network special. Because of that, there is a very good chance that Brock Lesnar will be signed to work a match at the show. Management like leaning on him to generate ticket sales.
December 31, 2015
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
During a recent segment on the WWE Network, Charlotte revealed that she was initially very reluctant to get into professional wrestling because she does not feel that she is pretty enough to be a diva. She noted that she used to watch several of the girls be beautiful enough to be chosen for Playboy magazine. Charlotte never felt that she was on that level when it comes to attractiveness.
November 15, 2015
Since the top of the roster is extremely thin right now, WWE has decided to take some measures to ensure that their live events numbers do not decline too severely. To do that, they have opened up the pocket book and signed Brock Lesnar for a couple of more shows. He has already been announced to work a non televised live event in Houston in January. That might be turned into a WWE Network special.
November 11, 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
The big announcement that Daniel Bryan teased through social media is the return of WWE to India. The promotion will be doing two shows in New Dehli in January. Management is hoping to have a good showing since the WWE Network just launched in that country. Though they will never admit it, management also wants to make sure that TNA does not gain ground on them in that territory.
November 4, 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