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WWE, MBC sign MENA broadcast partnership

WWE and MBC Group have announced a major broadcast partnership that will see MBC’s VoD streaming service, Shahid, become the new home of WWE in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the MENA region. The partnership includes all WWE premium live events, kicking off with WrestleMania 38 on April 3rd and April […]

March 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WWE terminates Russian broadcast partnerships

WWE has ceased broadcasting in Russia and has also halted the availability of its SVoD platfrom, WWE Network, in the country following the invasion of Ukraine. WWE confirmed the move is a  statement saying: “WWE has terminated its partnership with Russian broadcaster Match and shut down WWE Network in Russia effective immediately.” “The move eliminates […]

March 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WWE reports $1bn+ annual revenue

WWE has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31st 2021. “In 2021, we reached a significant milestone of over $1 billion in revenue, for the first time in the Company’s history. We ended the year with strong performance across each of our business lines that reflected the engagement of a […]

February 4, 2022

WWE names Zaslow SVP, Head of Investor Relations

WWE has announced the appointment of Seth Zaslow as Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations. He succeeds longtime WWE finance executive Michael Weitz in this role. In addition to continuing to oversee financial planning and analysis, Weitz will add responsibility for the treasury function, capital markets and corporate development projects. Both executives will report […]

January 11, 2022

Xia Li to make WWE Smackdown debut

WWE has announced that Xia Li will make her much-anticipated debut during this Friday’s SmackDown (December 10th), live on BT Sport. Xia Li is the first female Chinese WWE Superstar on SmackDown – and the first Chinese woman to ever compete in a WWE ring. This Friday will be her on-screen debut since being drafted […]

December 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

WWE Q3 revenue beats guidance

WWE has announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30th 2021. The entertainment juggernaut reported Q3 revenue was $255.8 million (€222m), an increase of 15 per cent or $34.2 million, primarily driven by higher ticket sales and, to a lesser extent, venue merchandise sales, resulting from the company’s return to ticketed live events, […]

November 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

WWE, Blockchain Creative Labs launch NFT marketplace

WWE and Blockchain Creative Labs, the non-fungible token (NFT) business and creative studio formed by FOX Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment, have announced an exclusive multi-year agreement to launch an NFT marketplace for licensed digital WWE tokens and collectibles. The partnership marks Blockchain Creative Labs’ first-ever content alliance with an external property beyond FOX. In […]

October 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Jackie Redmond named co-host of Raw Talk & Talking Smack

Jackie Redmond is set to join WWE as the new co-host of Raw Talk and Talking Smack alongside WWE Analyst and co-host of The Bump Matt Camp. “As someone who grew up on Stone Cold Stunners and Rock Bottoms, I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am to join WWE,” said Redmond. “There is nothing quite like […]

October 1, 2021

WWE SmackDown heads to Rolling Loud Miami 2021

WWE and Rolling Loud, the iconic rap festival, have announced a new partnership that brings Friday Night SmackDown to Rolling Loud Miami 2021 on July 23rd. The occasion marks the first ever collaboration between WWE and a major music festival. Gracing the same stage as festival headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone and A$AP Rocky, WWE […]

July 7, 2021

WWE Smackdown returns to Madison Square Garden

WWE makes its highly anticipated return to New York City as the Friday Night SmackDown TV tapings will take place at Madison Square Garden on September 10th. It will be the company’s first show at the famed Garden since December 2019, and the first major wrestling show in New York City since touring halted in […]

July 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare