1. Breaking Down the Nuances of WWE Network's $9.99 Price Tag

    This week, on Tuesday, July 7, the WWE Network launched in Italy . For a monthly subscription fee of $9...

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  2. WWE 1st-Quarter Conference Call Announces Record Quarterly Revenue

    Thursday morning, WWE announced record-setting quarterly revenue of $176.2 million for the first quarter of 2015. This is a huge increase over last year's first-quarter revenue of only $125...

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  3. Evaluating the WWE Network 1 Year After Its Launch

    On February 24, 2014, WWE launched the WWE Network. Almost immediately, the sign-up page crashed. WWE ’s technology partner, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, admitted that the initial demand overwhelmed their systems...

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  4. WWE 4th-Quarter Conference Call Announces Record Annual Revenue Numbers

    WWE announced fourth-quarter results this morning, closing the financial books on an transformative year. WWE reported record annual revenues of $542.6 million for 2014...

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  5. WWE Again Announces Plans to Launch the WWE Network in UK and Ireland

    On January 4, WWE announced on its website that the WWE Network would be available in the United Kingdom and Ireland starting January 19. The website includes a video message from an excited Vince McMahon ...

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  6. WWE UK Network Launch Is Delayed at the Last Moment

    On Thursday, October 30, WWE released third-quarter results and announced several prominent changes to the WWE Network. Going forward, there would be no more six-month commitments...

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  7. WWE 3rd-Quarter Conference Call Announces WWE Network Changes Amidst Slow Growth

    WWE announced their third-quarter results this morning. For the fourth consecutive quarter , WWE reported negative net income. Fans and analysts alike have been keenly interested in the latest WWE Network subscription numbers...

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  8. WWE Announces Limited Video Advertisements on the WWE Network

    WWE sent an email to WWE Network subscribers indicating that starting today “ WWE Network will begin to run limited video advertisements...

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  9. Delay of WWE Network in UK Underscores the Importance of WWE's TV Rights Deals

    Many European wrestling fans were greatly disappointed with Monday's revelation from the WWE that the launch of the U.K. version of the WWE Network has been delayed...

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  10. Biggest Takeaways from WWE House Show Attendance

    WWE produces more than 300 live events each year. About half of the events are non-televised house shows held in the United States and Canada...

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  11. Wrestlenomics: Breaking Down Glenn Jacobs' WWE Career

    After 20 years on national television, Glenn Jacobs has established quite the WWE legacy. No one else comes close to matching his character Kane 's record for number of modern WWE matches...

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  12. Reasonable and Unreasonable Solutions to Curing an Ailing WWE SmackDown

    My previous piece examined the current plight of WWE SmackDown. It is a once-great television show which has become bogged down in recent years...

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  13. WWE SmackDown Continues to Struggle with Remaining Relevant

    SmackDown faces an identity crisis. After nearly 800 episodes, WWE's No. 2 show is struggling to remain relevant to wrestling fans. Clearly ending the brand extension had a major impact on the design and booking of weekly episodes of SmackDown...

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  14. 5 WWE Superstars Who Need to Be Repackaged Immediately

    My previous article looked at the keys for repackaging a WWE Superstar. Among successful projects, the three common elements were youth, talent and programming...

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  15. Examining the Keys to Successfully Repackaging WWE Superstars

    In this piece we'll examine the key elements necessary to successfully repackage a WWE Superstar. It's a lot more than just renaming a wrestler or giving them a new outfit. Repackaging involves creating an entirely new character...

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  16. Breaking Down What WWE Must Do to Improve WWE Network Adoption Rates

    My previous article provided an overview of the strategy which WWE has adopted in their pursuit of more subscribers for the WWE Network...

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  17. Evaluating the Strategy of the WWE Network Roll-out so Far

    The success of the WWE Network is contingent on attracting new subscribers to the WWE Network as well as retaining existing customers...

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  18. Analyzing Brock Lesnar and WWE's History of Young Champions

    When a 37-year-old Brock Lesnar won the WWE World Heavyweight Title from John Cena in a one-sided affair at SummerSlam, it capped a triumphant return-to-form for Brock Lesnar...

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  19. Breaking Down WWE's Hard Sell of $9.99 Price Point for WWE Network

    On August 15, Vince McMahon unveiled the new official WWE logo. It’s a familiar design. Originally it was prominently featured at January’s CES Press Conference announcing the WWE Network...

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  20. Analyzing Brock Lesnar's Value in the Era of the WWE Network

    On Sunday, August 17, Brock Lesnar will headline this year's SummerSlam event as he challenges John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship...

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  21. Analyzing the WWE Network's Ambitious Global Launch

    Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 12, WWE started to expand access to its WWE Network to over 170 countries . With less than six months experience running the over-the-top service, such rapid expansion is certainly ambitious...

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  22. Wrestlenomics of Alberto Del Rio's WWE Career

    The wrestling world was quite surprised on Thursday when Alberto Del Rio (Alberto Rodriguez) was suddenly released from the WWE . The company cited "unprofessional conduct" and "an altercation with an employee" as the reasons for his dismissal...

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  23. Wrestlenomics: Updated 2014 WWE Win-Loss Analysis Through Aug. 5

    Periodically, we'll be taking a look at the wrestlenomics of WWE. Wrestlenomics is a term that I've coined that encompasses a statistical analysis of professional wrestling...

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  24. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon Discuss Creative at Needham Fireside Chat

    This afternoon Entertainment and Media Analyst Laura Martin ( Needham & Company) sat down with three WWE executives—Paul " Triple H " Levesque (Executive Vice President ...

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  25. WWE Confirms It's Shutting Down Magazine Division

    Nestled in WWE's second-quarter results, the company announced that as part of its cost cutting initiative it would be shutting down its storied magazine publishing business...

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