Paddy Power offers 250/1 on McGregor entering and winning WWE Royal Rumble, which takes place on 29 Jan. If McGregor did enter the Rumble he would most likely have the biggest target on his head since Vince McMahon put a $100,000 bounty out on Stone Cold Steve Austin at the 1999 edition.
WWE announces a special Monday Night RAW titled “RAW Reunion” for the January 19th, 2015 edition of the program. The company is advertising Hogan, Michaels, Hall and Nash to make special appearances at the event.
WWE announces a new biographical release about the life of Warrior. The book is titled Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever: The Legend of a WWE Hero. WWE releases statement:
Through both action and candid photographs, personal ephemera, including original Warrior art and detailed journal entries, insider stories and exclusive interviews with WWE legends, and intimate accounts from the Warrior family, this unique biography brings the legacy of The Ultimate Warrior to life like never before. Relive the Warrior’s most intense matches and rivalries, and get to know the man behind the face paint in this one-of-a-kind volume. Filled with intense action and little-known details, Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever is a celebration of the Superstar who left an inimitable mark on WWE and redefined sports entertainment for generations.
WWE announces Smackdown will start airing on Thursday nights on the SyFy network starting January 15th, 2015. This is the programs second night change in its 15 year run.
WWE announces Reigns as the first official entrant in the 2015 Royal Rumble match that will be held at the pay-per-view of the same name. The event is being held on January 25th of 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. The announcement reads:
One Superstar has already thrown his name into the ring for the 2015 Royal Rumble Match — Roman Reigns, the runner-up in last year’s melee. The 2014 Slammy Award winner for Superstar of the Year put in an unbelievable performance last January, tossing a record-breaking 12 Superstars from the Rumble before being eliminated by the winner, Batista.
WWE releases a teaser video revealing that Steen (under the ring name Kevin Owens) will debut at NXT Takeover aired exclusively on the WWE Network on December 12th, 2014.
WWE announces Edge and Christian will make a special appearance on the final edition of Monday Night RAW of 2014 on December 29th. The event is being held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and will air live on the USA Network.
WWE adds Hogan to advertising for Monday Night RAW on December 22nd, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WWE announces that Ziggler will receive another rematch for the Intercontinental Championship against Harper at TLC on pay-per-view on December 14th. The bout will be contested as a ladder match.
WWE announces Rollins will take on Cena in a singles competition tables match at TLC on pay-per-view on Dec. 14th. The anonymous RAW general manager sets the stipulation that if Cena loses the bout, he will no longer be the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Green is announced as the special guest host for the Slammy Award special episode of WWE Monday Night RAW. This will be Green’s second appearance as the guest host of the program.
WWE announces Miz and Sandow will defend their WWE World Tag Team Championships against The Uso Brothers on the TLC pay-per-view on December 14th.
WWE takes to Facebook to announce that Ziggler will get his rematch for the Intercontinental Championship against Harper on the November 28th edition of Smackdown. This will be the first match between the two since Harper obtained the championship on November 17th.
WWE announces Ambrose will take on Kane in singles competition on the show’s Wednesday, November 26th edition. The program airs at 7:00 pm on the WWE Network.
WWE announces the first official match for the TLC pay-per-view on December 14th will be Ambrose vs Wyatt in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.
Two days before Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s entire power base will be in jeopardy at Survivor Series, WWE’s COO and Team Authority unleashed a ruthless assault on Team Cena during SmackDown’s main event.
Warner Bros. and WWE issue press release on new partnership for home entertainment distribution. The release reads:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) have announced a multi-year partnership for home video distribution of WWE programming that will start on January 1, 2015 and include US distribution rights for physical and digital formats. The new agreement will provide WBHE the home entertainment distribution rights to release new documentaries, match compilations and pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania® and SummerSlam®, as well as a robust catalog of collectible titles throughout the US. The companies have recently worked together on two animated series tied to the Scooby Doo and The Flintstones franchises.
WWE announces Larry “The Cable Guy” will be the guest host of the November 24th edition of Monday Night RAW live on the USA Network.
WWE and Mayor Landrieu announce via press release that Wrestlemania 30 generated over $142 million for the region in April of 2014. Landrieu comments:
On behalf of New Orleans, we thank all WWE fans that came from around the world to experience all that our beautiful city has to offer. The week-long series of events helped generate a record-breaking boost to our economy, and we look forward to the possibility of New Orleans hosting a future WrestleMania.
WWE issues press release confirming Smackdown moving to Thursday nights. The release reads:
The show that averages 3.1 million viewers on Friday nights and beats all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network is moving to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15th at 8pm ET. With nearly 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw®.
WWE announces Hogan will appear as a special guest on the October 20th edition of Monday Night RAW in Kansas City. The event’s ad reads:
Hulk Hogan returns to Kansas City for the first time in over a decade!
WWE announces Bella vs Bella match for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. An added stipulation is that the loser of the match must become the winner’s personal assistant. Nikki comments:
I’m going to do more than prove who the better Bella is. Because the loser in our match? Is going to be the winner’s bitch for the next month. Oh, and Brie? For future reference – I prefer my lattes with almond milk.
Stephanie McMahon announces handicap street fight main event for the October 20th edition of Monday Night RAW. The match will feature Cena and Ambrose taking on Kane, Orton and Rollins.
Maybe we see if John Cena and Dean Ambrose can act as a team against the team of Kane, “The Viper” Randy Orton let’s put Seth Rollins in there as well.
WWE sends out mass email to WWE Network subscribers to inform that the web based streaming service will begin airing commercials before and during programming.
Today WWE Network will begin to run limited video advertisements. Here is what you can expect: No commercial breaks during scheduled programming, Limited advertising between shows. Occasional advertising before our video-on-demand content
WWE announces to attendees of Friday Night Smackdown’s 15th Anniversary Show that the 2015 Royal Rumble event will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 25th, 2015.
WWE pens broadcasting deal with Fox Sports Latin America to bring programming to over 56 million homes. The deal takes effect October 6th. Fox representative comments.
No doubt this long-term partnership will give us the opportunity to continue to strengthen our content line-up, offering our fans in the region a strong and consistent weekly schedule of WWE programming through our portfolio of channels.
2K Sports and WWE push back WWE 2K15’s release date from October 28th to November 18th for the Playstation 4 and X-Box One systems. The game will still be available in Playstation 3 and X-Box 360 format on October 28th.
WWE posts update on Ric Flair undergoing surgery and missing an event.
WWE Legend Ric Flair is recovering from successful surgery and will miss tomorrow’s scheduled guest referee appearance at SmackDown. Ric is doing well and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the near future.
WWE announces A.J Lee and Brie Bella will face Paige and Nikki Bella in tag team action on the evening’s edition of Monday Night Raw live from Lafayette, La.
WWE publishes press release regarding Sringer’s RAW appearance on Monday.
Springer will bring more than 20 years of experience in moderating family feuds to bear when he steps in the ring this Monday night. Springer has been the host of the tabloid talk show The Jerry Springer Show since its debut in 1991, and last appeared on Monday Night Raw in February, 2010.
WWE announces Ric Flair will appear at NXT Takeover II to introduce Kenta as the brand’s newest signee.
Del Rio is reportedly cleared to wrestle by WWE in Mexico. Del Rio may now freely compete in other promotions outside of WWE.
WWE announces that WWE Intercontinental champion, Dolph Ziggler will face The Miz in a rematch for the championship at Night of Champions on September 21st.
2K Sports issues press release on WWE SuperCard game. The game boasts over 1.5 million downloads in the first week with an average rating of 4.5/5 stars.
In less than one week, WWE SuperCard broke 2K’s records and became one of the company’s most popular free-to-play games to date.
WWE announces Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan will all appear on Monday Night RAW in Anaheim, California.
The WWE Universe is still buzzing about the brutal beating John Cena suffered at the hands of Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. To kick off Raw, WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair will be in the house to weigh in on the upcoming Lesnar-Cena at Night of Champions.
WWE announces on Main Event that Cena and Lesnar will have a rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at Night of Champions.
Flair is added to WWE’s Summerslam kickoff show panel. He will join Alex Riley and Booker T to discuss the event and the major participants and predictions.
WWE announces that the kickoff match for Summerslam pre-show will be Rob Van Dam vs Cesaro in singles competition.
WWE reveals the roster for the upcoming video game installment, WWE 2k15. The roster includes most of today’s top stars and stars of the past including Sting, Triple H, CM Punk and Shawn Michaels.
WWE releases statement about the upcoming season of Total Divas which premieres September 7th at 9 a.m. on E!
In the season two finale, Brie Bella and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan had just tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends, family and many of the gorgeous girls. While most of the Divas were living large, Nikki was patching up her relationship with WWE Superstar John Cena as he had discovered her long kept secret —unbeknownst to anyone but her twin sister she had been married before. Now, the Divas are back with an even more prominent position in WWE as each woman has become a serious contender for the WWE Divas championship title.
WWE Films announce new film project, Lockdown. The film will be co-produced by Lionsgate and will star WWE superstar, Dean Ambrose. The film will follow a police officer who finds himself trapped inside his own precinct and hunted after crooked cops stop at nothing to recover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him.
Steen officially announces signing with WWE.
I went to the tryout camp and I got through it, and what made me stand out were the promos, where we basically had to sell ourselves verbally. That’s always been one of my strong suits — the way I talk and what I say. I make it count, and I think that went pretty far in getting me to where I am now.
2K Sports announces a major update for WWE 2K15 video game. the game will now feature a “2K Showcase” mode that will closely follow two specific WWE rivalries including documentary footage of the feuds. The announcement also includes a new MyCareer mode which will follow the method of 2K Sport’s NBA series.
WWE and 2K Sports announce Special Hulkamania edition of WWE 2K15. The release will feature a signed Hulk Hogan collectible card, a Hogan vinyl figure, a piece of the ring canvas from Hogan’s 2014 WWE return and two exclusive playable Hulk Hogan characters.
Lionsgate and WWE Studios announce limited theatrical release for Leprechaun: Origins. The film will debut on August 22nd, will be released on Digital HD and Video on Demand on August 26th, and will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD format on September 30th.
The Undertaker is announced to make first public appearance since Wrestlemania 30 at Wizard World’s Austin, Texas Comic-Con event on October 3rd.
For more than two decades, The Deadman has loomed over the WWE landscape like a menacing shadow, spelling out doom for those who dare cross him. Imbued with seemingly mystical abilities and preternatural in-ring ability, The Undertaker is a WWE great in a class by himself, and no list of legends would be complete without him
WWE announces Diva’s Championship match for Summerslam pay-per-view on August 17th. The bout will feature A.J. Lee putting her championship on the line against challenger, Paige.
She’s going to be full of anger and she’s going to be better than ever. The girls so far have given me a great fight. Alicia Fox on Raw the other day really, really stuck it to me! But I still came out victorious. Tamina’s always been very dominating so I’ve really had a good run so far – so I look forward to AJ
Sting is added to WWE Summerslam fan panels on Augst 16th and 17th. The events include revealing the WWE 2k15 playable character roster and Q&A sessions with the performers. Sting will be joined by Hulk Hogan, D-Generation-X and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Reigns will face Randy Orton at Summerslam on August 17th. The pair has been feuding over WWE title shots the past few weeks, now the two will meet in the ring.
To make up for the nearly $20 million loss in revenue, WWE is cutting costs. The company will eliminate 7% of their staff. This loss is attributed to the poor performance of the WWE Network which is still 300,000 subscribers away from breaking even. The company still plans to introduce the Network internationally by August.