NEWS 2011

WWE ‘Digital Company Of The Year’

2011-12-22

STAMFORD, Conn., December 22, 2011 – The votes are in, WWE® and its Superstars are the proud winners of six 2011 Mashable Awards including being named “Digital Company of the Year” and "Must Follow Brand on Social Media." The fifth annual Mashable Awards presented by Buddy Media is a community-nominated voting program that honors the year’s best in Mashable’s core content areas: Social Media, Tech, Business and Entertainment.

Stephanie McMahon Joins USO Metropolitan Washington Board of Directors

2011-12-22

STAMFORD, CT, December 22, 2011 – Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Creative, was recently voted onto the Board of Directors for the USO Metropolitan Washington. WWE has a long history of supporting our men and women in the armed forces, so it is an honor for WWE to join the efforts of the USO Metropolitan Washington and support their important mission to serve those who serve and their families. In 2004, the USO Metropolitan Washington presented WWE with the first ever "Legacy of Hope" award for the company’s extensive support of our troops and the USO’s Operation Care Package Program. Additionally, WWE Superstars and Divas regularly visit military bases and hospitals, including Bethesda Naval Hospital and previously Walter Reed Army Medical Center, to bolster the morale of our troops.

WWE Comes To Russia For The First Time

2011-12-21

Moscow, December 21, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) announced today that it will follow up on its success on Russian television with its first live tour stop ever in the country. WWE RAW® World Tour will perform at Luzhniki Small Sports Arena in Moscow on Wednesday April 11, 2012.

The WWE RAW World Tour will bring some of WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas to the fans in Russia for all the live excitement. Among the talent slated to attend are: John Cena®, CM Punk™, Alberto Del Rio™, The Miz™, Kelly Kelly™, Eve™ and many more. WWE will be working with the Russian live events promoter SAV Entertainment who has previously brought such prestigious acts as Paul McCartney, U2, Britney Spears, Aerosmith and Elton John to Russia.

WWE NAMES ANDREW JUDELSON HEAD OF SALES & PARTNERSHIP MARKETING

2011-12-14

STAMFORD, CT, December 14, 2011 – WWE® today announced the appointment of Andrew Judelson as Executive Vice President of Sales & Partnership Marketing, effective January 2, 2012. Judelson, previously a senior executive from Sports Illustrated Group, the NHL and most recently U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), will report to WWE Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle D. Wilson. In his new role, Judelson will be a key member of WWE’s senior management team and responsible for all sales and key marketing partnerships for the company including talent endorsement deals.

WWE Raw World Tour Comes to Abu Dhabi for First Time

2011-12-13

Abu Dhabi, December 13, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that it will bring the WWE Raw World Tour for the first time to the Zayed Sports City, International Tennis Complex in Abu Dhabi from Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11, 2012. This marks the second time within a year that WWE is bringing its World Tour to the Middle East.

WWE Raw World Tour Comes to Abu Dhabi for First Time

2011-12-13

Abu Dhabi, December 13, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that it will bring the WWE Raw World Tour for the first time to the Zayed Sports City, International Tennis Complex in Abu Dhabi from Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11, 2012. This marks the second time within a year that WWE is bringing its World Tour to the Middle East.

WWE Signs Deal with MNC SkyVision for Indonesia

2011-12-08

LONDON, December 8, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and MNC Sports today announced a six-month television distribution deal that will bring WWE’s flagship weekly TV show WWE Raw® and WWE Specials such as WWE TLC, WrestleMania and Royal Rumble to Indonesia.

WWE RAW will premiere on MNC Sports this Saturday December 10th at 10pm, bringing one of the most watched sports entertainment programs across the globe into more than 900,000 households each week on the largest Pay TV operator in Indonesia.

WWE Enters China

2011-12-02

MOSCOW, December XX, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced the launch of its new Russian language website (www.ru.wwe.com). The site, which was developed by Russian-based Tvigle, will replicate content from the global WWE website (wwe.com) and also include localized content created specifically for Russian fans.

Mary J. Blige, Nickelback, Maria Menounos, George Wallace, Miss USA Alyssa Camp ...

2011-12-01

STAMFORD, Conn., December 1, 2011 – WWE, USA Network and NBC will honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with the ninth annual holiday special, “WWE Tribute to the Troops” presented by Slim Jim. The program will air as a two-hour special on USA Network on Tuesday, December 13 (9-11 p.m. ET / 8-10 p.m. CT) and as a one-hour special on NBC on Saturday, December 17 (9-10 p.m. ET / 8-9 p.m. CT).

WWE Suspends R-Truth

2011-11-22

In accordance with the Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Ron Killings (R-Truth) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

WWE CFO George Barrios to Participate in the UBS Investor Conference December 5 ...

2011-11-21

WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference, on December 5, 2011, in New York, NY.

Mr. Barrios’ remarks are expected to begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be available online at corporate.wwe.com/investors. Also, a replay of the presentation will begin shortly after the actual presentation and will be available until March 4, 2012.

WrestleMania Sets Record

2011-11-07

STAMFORD, Conn., November 7, 2011 – WWE® announced today that first day ticket sales for WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami resulted in a record gross of $6.3 million, shattering the previous first day record of $4.8 million for the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania.

Tickets went on sale this past Saturday, November 5 for WrestleMania XXVIII, which takes place Sunday, April 1, 2012 from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The main event will feature The Rock® challenging John Cena® in the most highly anticipated main event ever in sports entertainment history. The event will be broadcast on pay-per-view and viewed in more than 100 countries.

WWE CFO George Barrios to Participate in the Wells Fargo Investor Conference ...

2011-11-04

STAMFORD, Conn., November 4, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the Wells Fargo Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, on November 9, 2011, in New York, NY.

Mr. Barrios’ remarks are expected to begin at approximately 11:40 a.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be available online at corporate.wwe.com/investors. Also, a replay of the presentation will begin shortly after the actual presentation and will be available until February 7, 2012.

WrestleMania XXVIII Tickets On Sale This Saturday

2011-11-02

STAMFORD, Conn., November 2, 2011– WWE® announced today that tickets for its annual pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania XXVIII, will go on sale this Saturday, November 5 at 10 AM ET. WrestleMania XXVIII will take place Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. The event will be headlined by the highly anticipated main event featuring “the most electrifying man in all of entertainment,” The Rock® against WWE Superstar John Cena®.

WWE Suspends Evan Bourne

2011-11-01

STAMFORD, Conn., November 1, 2011 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne®) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.


WWE Declares Quarterly Dividend

2011-10-28

STAMFORD, CT., October 28, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Board of Directors today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for all Class A and B shares of common stock. The record date for the dividend will be December 15, 2011, and the payment date will be December 27, 2011.

WrestleMania Makes Record $62 Million For Atlanta

2011-10-24

STAMFORD, Conn., October 24, 2011 – WWE® announced today that WrestleMania XXVII generated $62.1 million in economic impact for the city of Atlanta, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation.

This is a new record for WrestleMania’s economic impact, and a $17 million increase over WrestleMania XXVI. WrestleMania XXVII also generated approximately $7.8 million in local, state and county taxes.

WWE Suspends Heath Slater

2011-10-17

STAMFORD, Conn., October 17, 2011 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Heath Miller (Heath Slater®) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

WWE to Report 2011 Third Quarter Results

2011-10-17

STAMFORD, Conn., October 17, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2011 third quarter results on November 3, 2011, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

Finally, The Rock Returns to Boston

2011-10-11

STAMFORD, Conn., October 11, 2011 – WWE® announced today that “the most electrifying man in entertainment,” The Rock, will return to the city of Boston at the TD Garden on Monday, November 14 for a special three hour Raw® SuperShow that will air live on USA Network at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT.

The Creative Coalition and WWE Name October 12 Global be a STAR Day

2011-10-06

Stamford, CT/New York City, NY — October 6, 2011 – Today, co-founders of the anti-bullying initiative be a STAR, The Creative Coalition and WWE announced that Wednesday, October 12th will be Global be a STAR Day in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. be a STAR’s (Show Tolerance And Respect) 47 alliance members, made up of leading national service and community organizations including GLAAD and STOMP Out Bullying, are encouraging educators, school administrators, students, parents, caregivers, and other concerned citizens to log onto www.beastaralliance.org to:

WWE SmackDown Launches on SIC Radical

2011-09-21

LONDON, September 21, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) and SIC Radical announced a new agreement that brings WWE SmackDown to two million homes in Portugal. WWE SmackDown can now be seen on Sunday nights at 7:45pm.

WWE SmackDown is one of the biggest sports entertainment programs viewed across the globe with some of WWE’s hottest Superstars and Divas including Randy Orton®, Christian®, Big Show®, Mark Henry®, Sheamus®, Alicia Fox® and many more. Every Sunday night on SIC Radical, the Superstars and Divas of WWE SmackDown will entertain audiences with dramatic storylines and thrilling in-ring action.

WWE Studios Acquires The Day

2011-09-16

TORONTO, ONTARIO – September 16, 2011 – WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) announced today it has acquired all US distribution rights to the Toronto International Film Festival cult hit The Day, Doug Aarniokoski’s visceral action thriller. The film screened to sold-out crowds in the Midnight Madness section of the Festival. WWE® will use its television, digital/social media and print assets, which reach more than 20 million people domestically each week, to help market the release of film.

WWE CFO George Barrios to Participate in the Credit Suisse Investor Conference ...

2011-09-15

STAMFORD, Conn., September 15, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the 2nd Annual Credit Suisse Investor Conference, on September 27, 2011, in New York, NY.

Presentation materials can be accessed at corporate.wwe.com/investors on September 27, 2011.

Michael Luisi to Head WWE Studios

2011-09-07

STAMFORD, Conn., September 7, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that Michael Luisi has been named President, WWE Studios, effective immediately. In his new role, Luisi will oversee WWE Studios and all of its motion picture productions and initiatives worldwide. Luisi will continue to report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

Syfy is #1 in Cable Primetime with WWE’s SuperSmackDown Live on August 30

2011-08-31

NEW YORK – August 31, 2011 – Syfy’s first ever WWE SmackDown live special, SuperSmackdown Live, pinned 3.3 million total viewers last night, Tuesday, August 30 from 8-10PM/ET. The program garnered 1.45 million Adults 18-49 and 1.3 million Adults 25-54. The performance put Syfy in the #1 spot in Cable Primetime for the night ahead of the #2 cable finisher by 45% in Adults 18-49 and 29% in Adults 25-54. Syfy also topped both FOX and the CW from 8PM to 10PM ET/PT in Adults 18-49 and 25-54.

WWE Opens Istanbul Office

2011-08-25

LONDON, August 25, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that it has appointed Emre Mumcuoglu as General Manager, WWE Turkey to lead WWE’s expansion across all lines of business within Turkey and Central Asia. Mumcuoglu will be based in WWE’s new Istanbul office and report into Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of WWE International.

WWE Elects Stuart U. Goldfarb to Board of Directors

2011-08-22

STAMFORD, Conn., August 22, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that Stuart U. Goldfarb has been elected to its Board of Directors. Goldfarb will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee.

Since June 2011, Goldfarb has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Atrinsic, Inc., a marketer of direct-to-consumer subscription products and an Internet search marketing agency. From 2001 to 2009, he served as President and CEO of Direct Brands, Inc. Under his leadership, the company grew to be the world’s largest direct marketer of music, DVDs and books, with household brands such as Columbia House, BMG Music, Doubleday Book Club and many more. Prior to that, Goldfarb was President and CEO of bol.com, Bertelsmann’s premier online international retailer of books and music. He has served as Vice Chairman of Value Vision International, a cable TV home shopping and e-commerce company, as well as held various executive level positions at NBC.

Syfy Presents First Ever Live WWE SmackDown Special on Tuesday, August 30 at 8p ...

2011-08-18

NEW YORK – August 18, 2011 – Syfy and WWE announced today its first ever WWE SmackDown live special, “SuperSmackdown Live,” airing Tuesday, August 30 at 8-10PM/ET
on Syfy, originating from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

The Tuesday night special will feature WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas, including World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton®, Christian®, Sheamus™, Mark Henry®, Sin Cara™, Cody Rhodes™, Wade Barrett™, Daniel Bryan™, Brodus Clay™, Natalya™ and Alicia Fox™.

WWE Suspends Mike Chioda

2011-08-15

STAMFORD, Conn., August 15, 2011 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program,
WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended referee Mike Chioda for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s policy.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

SUMMERSLAM GROSSES MORE THAN $1 MILLION

2011-08-15

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 15, 2011 – WWE® announced today that the hottest event of the summer, SummerSlam, attracted a sold out crowd of 17,404 fans last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, grossing more than $1 million. This marks the highest grossing SummerSlam ever held at the Staples Center.

WWE Suspends Mike Chioda

2011-08-15

STAMFORD, Conn., August 15, 2011 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program,
WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended referee Mike Chioda for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s policy.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

WWE SUSPENDS REFEREE

2011-08-15

STAMFORD, Conn., August 15, 2011 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended referee Mike Chioda for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s policy.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming,
pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

7-Eleven Official Presenting Sponsor of SummerSlam

2011-08-08

STAMFORD, Conn., August 8, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced 7-Eleven as the presenting sponsor and TWIX® as the promotional sponsor of SummerSlam, WWE’s second largest pay-per-view event. Once again, the National Guard will serve as the presenting sponsor of SummerSlam Axxess, WWE’s two-day interactive fan experience leading up to the big event. SummerSlam will be held live on pay-per-view Sunday, August 14 at 8/7c from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Cee Lo Green Takes the Stage at SummerSlam

2011-08-04

STAMFORD, Conn., August 4, 2011 – Grammy Award winner Cee Lo Green will bring his modern pop-soul sound to the biggest event of the summer as he performs at WWE®’s SummerSlam live on pay-per-view Sunday, August 14 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Cee Lo’s new single “Bright Lights Bigger City” is the official theme song of WWE’s annual summertime extravaganza.

WWE and 7-Eleven Partner for Third Year

2011-08-01

DALLAS & STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 01, 2011 – WWE and 7-Eleven, Inc. today announced that after two successful partnerships, the companies will get back in the ring for the month of August to promote WWE collectible Slurpee® and Super Big Gulp® cups and straws. This marks the first time 7-Eleven has had three consecutive summer promotions with one entertainment property.

WWE Declares Quarterly Dividend

2011-07-29

STAMFORD, CT., July 29, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Board of Directors today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for all Class A and B shares of common stock. The record date for the dividend will be September 15, 2011, and the payment date will be September 26, 2011.

WWE Suspends Sin Cara

2011-07-18

STAMFORD, Conn., July 18, 2011 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program,
WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde (Sin Cara™) for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s policy.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

WWE to Report 2011 Second Quarter Results

2011-07-14

STAMFORD, CT., July 14, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2011 second quarter results on August 4, 2011, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

WWE® SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH MEDIASET

2011-07-13

WWE (NYSE:WWE) has teamed up with Italian media giant, Mediaset, to broadcast WWE’s flagship TV show WWE Raw® on Mediaset’s new free-to-air channel, Italia 2, starting this month.

Under this new agreement, more than 16 million viewers across Italy will be able to watch the one hour international version of Raw every Thursday at 10 p.m. Raw will feature favourite WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cena®, Rey Mysterio®, Big Show®, The Miz®, Kelly Kelly® and many more.

WWE on ‘Bloomberg Enterprise’

2011-06-29

Don’t miss tonight’s episode of Bloomberg Enterprise on Bloomberg Television tonight at 9 ET/PT highlighting WWE and where the company is headed. Bloomberg Enterprise provides a fast-paced insider’s look at well-known, mid-sized companies in the United States, notable for their leadership, structure, products and growth rates. Bloomberg Enterprise and host Melissa Long visit the WWE Headquarters to speak with Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Paul "Triple H" Levesque and George Barrios. For more information on Bloomberg Enterprise and to watch a sneak preview, please click here.

WWE and MDA to Recognize Youth Volunteers

2011-06-27

TUCSON, AZ, June 27, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced a summer initiative to recognize kids and teens, ages 6-17, who have demonstrated a significant commitment to MDA or supported those with muscular dystrophy or any of the 43 related diseases in MDA’s program.

Eurosport and WWE Renew Deal

2011-06-16

London – WWE has extended its current distribution agreement with Eurosport for another two years. Eurosport, in all European territories excluding the UK, will continue to broadcast “This Week In WWE” and “WWE Vintage Collection” to more than 113 million homes in 57 countries across the continent on Monday nights, starting at 9:00PM CET.

WWE Elects Patricia A. Gottesman to Board of Directors

2011-06-02

STAMFORD, Conn., June 2, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that Patricia A. Gottesman has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Gottesman is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crimson Hexagon, a social media monitoring and analysis company. Prior to joining Crimson, Gottesman served as Founder and Principal for Omnibus PG, an international media and technology practice. Gottesman began her career with Cablevision Systems Corporation and held several senior executive positions during the 29 years she spent with the company including Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing and Commerce; Executive Vice President, Product Management and Marketing; and Senior Vice President, Development.

WWE OPENS MUMBAI OFFICE

2011-05-24

LONDON, May 23, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) announced today it has appointed Rukn Kizilbash to be General Manager, WWE India to spearhead the company’s expansion across all lines of business, including consumer products and home entertainment, in India. Kizilbash will report into Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of WWE International. To support these efforts, WWE will open a new office in Mumbai, India on June 1. This furthers WWE’s commitment to expanding internationally, with a focus on emerging economies.

Statement Regarding Randy “Macho Man” Savage

2011-05-20

WWE® is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, aka Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn. Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans.

WWE To Broadcast Raw And SmackDown From Mexico

2011-05-13

LONDON, May 13, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that for the first time ever its weekly flagship TV shows “WWE Raw” and “WWE SmackDown” will take place in Mexico at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena in Mexico City on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 respectively.

WWE CFO George Barrios to Participate in the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Med ...

2011-05-11

STAMFORD, Conn., May 11, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, on May 16, 2011, in Boston, MA.

Mr. Barrios’ remarks are expected to begin at approximately 10:40 a.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be available online at corporate.wwe.com/investors. Also, a replay of the presentation will begin shortly after the actual presentation time and will be available until August 12, 2011.

WWE Corporate – Pathe and WWE Partner on No One Lives

2011-05-09

London, May 9th, 2011 – Pathe UK and WWE Studios today announce that they have partnered to co-finance and distribute NO ONE LIVES, written by David Cohen, and to be directed by visionary genre director Ryuhei Kitamura (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN).

The picture stars Luke Evans (THE THREE MUSKETEERS, IMMORTALS, THE RAVEN) and will begin principal photography in New Orleans on June 13th.

“RAW” Patriotism Tonight on USA Network

2011-05-02

STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2011 –WWE© (NYSE:WWE) today announced that it will host the biggest party to celebrate our country’s patriotism on “Monday Night Raw®” airing live on USA at 9 p.m. ET from American Airlines Arena in Miami.

It is fitting that WWE celebrate this historic day in our country’s ongoing fight against terrorism, as WWE SmackDown® was the first public assembly after the tragedy of September 11th, taking place live from Houston on September 13, 2001.

The Creative Coalition and WWE Launch Anti-Bullying Alliance

2011-04-29

STAMFORD, Conn., April 29, 2011 – The Creative Coalition and WWE (NYSE:WWE), announced today the launch of “be a STAR,” a multi-platform, nationwide anti-bullying alliance, in conjunction with the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN), GLAAD, True Educator Inc., Ad Council, Island Def Jam Music Group, Close Up Foundation and others.

WWE Announces Revised Dividend Policy

2011-04-28

STAMFORD, Conn., April 28, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced a revised dividend policy to enhance the Company’s financial flexibility and support the “New WWE” initiative. Beginning in June of 2011, the Company’s quarterly dividend will be adjusted to $0.12 per share of common stock held by the Company’s Class A public shareholders. Members of the McMahon family will also receive dividends in the revised per share amount and, as a result, all Class A and Class B shares will receive dividends in the amount of $0.12 per share.

Come Celebrate The Rock’s Birthday

2011-04-25

STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2011 – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Most Electrifying Man In All of Entertainment, finally returns to his hometown of Miami. One week from tonight on May 2, The Rock will celebrate his birthday with celebrities, thousands of WWE fans and all of WWE’s Superstars and Divas at the American Airlines Arena for “Monday Night Raw.”

WWE to Report 2011 First Quarter Results

2011-04-19

STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2011 first quarter results on May 5, 2011, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

The New WWE

2011-04-07

To better reflect the company’s global entertainment offerings, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced today a new business model for future growth, including formally rebranding itself, WWE.

Two key components to WWE’s brand expansion will be the active pursuit to acquire entertainment content companies and the outsourcing of WWE’s core competencies – television and film production, live event production and licensing. As part of the new business model, the company will also focus on the development of new television products including scripted, non-scripted and animated programs, as well as the launch of a new WWE network in the next 12-18 months. The first new program of the brand expansion is Tough Enough®, WWE’s non-scripted program that debuted on the USA Network on Monday.

The Rock vs John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII

2011-04-04

STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2011 – Arguably the most anticipated match in WWE® history was set tonight on Monday Night Raw®. WWE Superstar John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will face off at WrestleMania XXVIII on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in The Rock’s hometown of Miami, Florida.

WrestleMania XXVII Breaks Records

2011-04-03

ATLANTA, GA – April 3, 2011 – WWE® made history again as WrestleMania®, for the second consecutive year, became the highest grossing and most attended entertainment event in the host venue. WrestleMania XXVII grossed $6.6 million, with 71,617 in attendance. Fans from all 50 states and 30 countries were at the sold out event at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta tonight. The annual pop-culture extravaganza was broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages. 

“Pretty Girl Rock’s” Keri Hilson to Perform at WrestleMania XXVII

2011-03-25

STAMFORD, Conn., March 25, 2011 – Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Keri Hilson will perform “America the Beautiful” kicking-off WrestleMania XXVII live on pay-per-view Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Hilson joins a renowned list of legendary artists that includes Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntyre, John Legend and Ashanti who have opened the annual pop-culture extravaganza.

WWE Studios And Vivendi Entertainment Sign Exclusive Deal With Walmart

2011-03-22

STAMFORD, CT, March 22, 2011 – WWE® and Vivendi Entertainment announced today they are extending their relationship and as part of the deal, Walmart will be the exclusive retailer for WWE Studios’ films. Vivendi Entertainment will continue to be WWE’s North American retail and rental distribution partner.

Snooki Mania

2011-03-14

STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2011 – The bombastic Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will wrestle live on pay-per-view at WrestleMania® XXVII, Sunday, April 3rd at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

“I’ll be snooking for some action at WrestleMania,” said Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.

Drew Carey Enters WWE Hall of Fame

2011-03-14

STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2011 – WWE is proud to announce the newest member of the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame – comedian and game show host Drew Carey. The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony presented by THQ’s WWE All Stars™ will take place at the Phillips Arena on Saturday, April 2 and the one-hour TV special will air Monday, April 4 at 8/7c on USA Network.

Score Media and WWE Expand Partnership with Multi-Year Agreement

2011-03-10

TORONTO, March 10, 2011 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced they have expanded their partnership with a multi-year agreement that will bring more high-energy WWE entertainment than ever before to fans across Canada. The unprecedented deal builds on Score Media and WWE’s already successful, exclusive television relationship to include online, mobile and VOD rights. In addition, theScore and WWE will work together to bring new original WWE content to Canadians across all platforms.

WWE CFO George Barrios to Participate in the Roth Growth Stock Conference on Ma ...

2011-03-09

STAMFORD, Conn., March 9, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the ROTH 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Dana Point, CA.

Mr. Barrios’ remarks are expected to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be available online at corporate.wwe.com/investors. Also, a replay of the presentation will begin shortly after the actual presentation time and will be available until June 10, 2011.

Snooki is Raw

2011-03-07

STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2011 – She is a New York Times best selling author, a reality star on cable’s highest rated series Jersey Shore* and currently graces the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, but will she get RAW next Monday?

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will bring the party to Monday Night Raw at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO on Monday, March 14 as the guest star. Raw will air live from St. Louis at 9/8c on USA Network.

WWE #1 In Cable Friday And Monday

2011-03-03

STAMFORD, Conn., March 3, 2011 – WWE’s Monday Night Raw® on USA Network and Friday Night SmackDown® on Syfy ruled cable as the most watched programs on their respective nights. The strong viewership is building towards WWE’s biggest event of the year, WrestleMania® XXVII, which will feature the most electrifying host in entertainment, The Rock®.

KMART BECOMES OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF WWE

2011-03-01

STAMFORD, CT, March 1, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) and Kmart® announced today that Kmart will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of all WWE’s U.S. live events throughout 2011.  The partnership encompasses promotional rights to WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza WrestleMania®, exposure at all WWE pay-per-view events and the more than 250 WWE live shows held in the U.S. throughout the year.  WrestleMania XXVII will be held on Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and is expected to draw approximately 70,000 fans from all 50 states and around the world.

YALSA Names WrestleMania Reading Challenge Finalists

2011-02-23

Twenty regional winners in grades 5-12 from across the United States and Canada have won a chance to compete in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge World Finals in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2, 2011. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and WWEâ, with support from Mattel, Penguin, Cold Stone Creamery,DK Publishing, E1 Entertainment and Topps.

WWE Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held on April 29, 2011

2011-02-18

STAMFORD, CT, February 18, 2011–WWE (NYSE:WWE) will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, April 29th, 2011, at the Company headquarters.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET.  

The record date for voting at the meeting was set as the close of business on March 4, 2011.  The meeting will be limited to stockholders (or their authorized representative) having evidence of their WWE® stock ownership. Attendees are asked to obtain an admission ticket in advance by providing proof of their ownership to:

WWE Superstars Unveil Artistic Talents to Benefit Children’s Healthcare o ...

2011-02-15

Atlanta (Feb. 15, 2011)—Tickets are now on sale for WrestleMania® Art, a special, one-night event featuring artwork created by WWE Superstars and Divas, to be held at the Fox Theatre Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. with Red Carpet arrival at 5:30 p.m.

WrestleMania is WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza that will take place Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome. As the kick-off to WrestleMania Week, and in collaboration with the Atlanta Sports Council, proceeds from the fourth annual WrestleMania Art will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The Rock Brings It to WrestleMania

2011-02-14

STAMFORD, Conn., February 14, 2011 – Do you smell what’s cookin’? The Brahma Bull™, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will `bring it’ to WrestleMania® XXVII. WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced tonight that The Great One™ will return home to be The World’s Most Electrifying Host of WrestleMania on Sunday, April 3rd at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

As The World’s Most Electrifying Host of WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock will lay the SmackDown® on all of the pomp and festivities that makes WrestleMania the world’s greatest, annual pop culture extravaganza.

Miami to Host WrestleMania XXVIII

2011-02-09

The Miami-Dade Sports Commission, Miami-Dade County, Miami Dolphins, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and WWE® announced today that Sun Life Stadium, home of the Dolphins and other world-class events, will host WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania XXVIII, on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

WWE and J Sports Sign Five Year Renewal

2011-02-02

TOKYO, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) has extended its relationship with J SPORTS Broadcasting Corporation in Japan for five more years. The new agreement, which takes effect immediately, gives J SPORTS the exclusive Pay TV broadcast rights for WWE’s weekly programming in Japan.

Through J SPORTS, WWE content is available in more than 7.6 million homes across the country. In addition to “RAW”®, “SmackDown”®, and “NXT”™, J SPORTS will add “WWE Superstars” to its programming lineup beginning in February. With this addition, J SPORTS will carry six, first-run hours of WWE weekly programming in high definition.

WrestleMania Axxess Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

2011-01-28

STAMFORD, Conn., January 28, 2011 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced today that tickets for WrestleMania Axxess will go on sale tomorrow, January 29 at 10 AM ET. WrestleMania Axxess will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building C in Atlanta, GA, from Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, 2011.

WWE Fourth Quarter 2010 EPS Projections

2011-01-21

STAMFORD, CT., January 21, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that, based on currently available data, it believes that earnings per share for the fourth quarter, ended December 31st, 2010, will be in a range of $0.08 to $0.10. Analysts’ average estimate for fourth quarter EPS is $0.16 per share.

WWE to Report 2010 Fourth Quarter Results

2011-01-21

STAMFORD, CT., January 21, 2011 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2010 fourth quarter results on February 10, 2011, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

Shawn Michaels to Enter WWE Hall of Fame

2011-01-13

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that one of the greatest Superstars to ever perform for WWE, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 2 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, the evening before WrestleMania® XXVII.

WWE and Sky Deutschland Sign Three Year Renewal Deal

2011-01-10

London – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) has extended its ten year relationship with Sky Deutschland in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for another three years, taking the partnership through the end of 2013. The renewal broadens their remit to include TV, digital and mobile platforms.  WWE and Sky Deutschland began their relationship in 2000.

WWE Names Michael Luisi Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel

2011-01-06

STAMFORD, CT, January 6, 2011 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced that Michael Luisi has been named Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, effective January 10, 2011. Luisi will report to WWE Chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon. In his new role, Luisi will be a key member of WWE’s senior management team and responsible for business and legal affairs for the company.

USA Network Orders “WWE Tough Enough”

2011-01-03

LOS ANGELES, CA –January 3, 2011 – USA Network has given a ten episode order to “WWE TOUGH ENOUGH,” a non-scripted series in collaboration with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Shed Media US.  “WWE TOUGH ENOUGH,” slated to debut April 4, 2011, will feature a group of twelve individuals looking for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva. The grand prize winner will be awarded a contract with WWE, joining its roster of talent.