2000 News


Dec 29, 2000

STAMFORD, CONN., December 29, 2000 -- The XFL held its first supplemental draft today and the league's eight teams chose a total of 65 players.

Dec 27, 2000

STAMFORD, CONN., December 27, 2000 -- The first XFL supplemental draft will be held Friday, December 29, via teleconference between league headquarters in Stamford, Conn., and all eight XFL teams.

Dec 26, 2000

STAMFORD, CT. December 26, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced the sale of the WWE Hotel and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dec 13, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., December 13, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment's (NYSE: WWE) RAW IS WAR, already the highest rated regularly scheduled program on cable television, achieved its highest rating of the season this past Monday night on The National Network (TNN).

Dec 7, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dec. 7, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) and Castrol GTX present the pay-per-view extravaganza, Armageddon, live this Sunday, December 10, 2000, at 8:00 p.m. ET from the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, AL.

Nov 29, 2000

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 -- TNN: THE NATIONAL NETWORK has become the exclusive cable home of the XFL, Diane Robina, General Manager, TNN, and Basil V. DeVito, Jr., President, XFL, announced today.

Nov 27, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Nov. 27, 2000 -- With more than four months to go until the first match, WWE Entertainment, Inc. announced today that more than 52,000 tickets have been purchased for WrestleMania X-Seven, which will take place on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston.

Nov 21, 2000

STAMFORD, CT. November 21, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for the quarter ended October 27, 2000.

Nov 17, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Nov. 17, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. and 3DO's video game, Warriors of Might and Magic, present the Pay-Per-View extravaganza, Survivor Series, live this Sunday, November 19, 2000, at 8 P.M. Eastern from the sold-out Ice Palace in Tampa, FL.

Nov 16, 2000

NOV. 16 -- Jesse Ventura, whose candor and fresh perspective helped him get elected governor of Minnesota in 1998, today was named analyst on NBC's upcoming XFL broadcasts.

Nov 16, 2000

Nov. 16 -- Matt Vasgersian has been named NBC's play-by-play announcer for the network's Saturday night XFL broadcasts.

Nov 15, 2000

STAMFORD, CT, Nov. 15, 2000 - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced today that it has signed a three-year contract with The Score Television Network to broadcast WWE's highly successful television program, SmackDown!, beginning November 16, 2000.

Nov 14, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.-- Nov. 14, 2000 -- ARMAGEDDON IS COMING for WWE and The Legend of ZeldaŽ fans. WWE Entertainment, Inc. and Nintendo of America Inc. have teamed up to give a lucky fan a trip for two to the WWE pay-per-view spectacular, Armageddon, on December 10th.

Nov 10, 2000

LOS ANGELES, November 10, 2000 -- UPN Thursday and its heavyweight "WWE Smackdown!" recorded the all-time highest ratings among Adults 18-34 (4.4/12), Adults 18-49 (3.4/8), Men 18-34 (6.0/17) and Men 25-54 (4.0/9) last night, according to national viewing statistics provided by Nielsen Media Research.

Nov 9, 2000

STAMFORD, CONN. -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE), today filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against L. Brent Bozell III, his extremist organization, Media Research Center, Inc., its fictitious named entity, the Parents Television Council, and others.

Nov 3, 2000

STAMFORD, CT, Nov. 3, 2000 -- WWE Superstars will be "on the air" around the country on Monday, Nov. 6, conducting phone interviews with radio stations in major markets. It's part of the final push by the SMACKDOWN YOUR VOTE! campaign to encourage young people to vote on Nov. 7.

Nov 2, 2000

STAMFORD, CT. November 2, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today that it has agreed to a settlement in a previously disclosed lawsuit filed by the members of the family of Owen Hart, a professional wrestler, whose accidental death occurred while performing under contract with the Company.

Oct 25, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. -- October 25, 2000) -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that its common stock will begin trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker WWE effective today, October 25, 2000.

Oct 19, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Oct. 19, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS-WWE) and Presto present the pay-per-view extravaganza, No Mercy, live this Sunday, October 22, 2000, at 8:00 p.m. ET from the sold-out Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York.

Oct 18, 2000

CHICAGO, October 18, 2000 -- Dick Butkus has been elevated to the position of XFL Director of Football Competition, Basil V. DeVito, Jr., XFL President, announced today.

Oct 13, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- October 13, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), today announced a multimillion dollar television distribution agreement in Japan.

Oct 13, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Oct. 13, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), today announced television distribution deals in Russia and Bulgaria.

Oct 13, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Oct. 13, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), today announced a distribution agreement with Telemundo Network Group LLC to extend their programming to Spanish speaking American audiences in the United States.

Oct 10, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. -- October 10, 2000 -- WWE, home to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, is going to the mat with the record industry -- forming its own record label, SmackDown! Records.

Oct 4, 2000

STAMFORD, CONN. -- October 4, 2000 -- The NY/NJ Hitmen will visit the Las Vegas Outlaws and the Orlando Rage will host the Chicago Enforcers when the XFL kicks off its inaugural season next February 3.

Oct 3, 2000

(WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 3, 2000) - There is one thing that unites WWE Superstars The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Mick Foley, Chyna, and Kurt Angle - their desire to see a presidential youth debate on October 17, 2000 and to have presidential candidates George Bush and Al Gore appear on WWE SmackDown!...

Oct 2, 2000

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Forget the young voters of America during your campaigns, and they may forget you on Election Day. That was the message sent to Presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore by WWE Champion The Rock, Youth Vote 2000, and The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)...

Oct 2, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--Oct. 2, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) today filed suit in Federal Court in the Southern District of New York against the William Morris Agency.

Oct 2, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., October 2, 2000 - WWE New Media announced today that more than 12,000 Web sites have joined its WWE Shopzone Affiliate Program, offering online shoppers an ever-growing multitude of ways to purchase WWE branded merchandise in time for the 2000 holiday season.

Sept 28, 2000

(WASHINGTON, DC - September 28, 2000) The Rock will take on Capitol Hill, joining WWE Superstars Mick Foley, Al Snow, Lita and The Hardy Boyz at the SMACKDOWN YOUR VOTE! rally at noon on the east lawn of the Capitol on Monday, October 2.

Sept 28, 2000

(WASHINGTON, DC - September 28, 2000) SMACKDOWN YOUR VOTE!, a non-partisan voter registration drive sponsored by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), Project Vote Smart, Youth Vote 2000, MTV's Choose or Loose and WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) will hold a noon rally on Capitol Hill...

Sept 28, 2000

Stamford, Conn./East Rutherford, N.J., September 28, 2000 -- XFL today announced that Rusty Tillman will serve as Head Coach for the NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN. Tillman, who will oversee all HITMEN football operations, brings two decades of coaching experience to the XFL.

Sept 28, 2000

San Francisco, Calif., September 28, 2000 -- Jim Skipper, former assistant head coach of the NFL's New York Giants, has been selected to guide the XFL's premiere season in the Bay Area as head coach, San Francisco Demons Vice President and General Manager Michael Preacher announced Thursday.

Sept 28, 2000

STAMFORD, CT--Sept. 28, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of up to $10 million of its shares of Class A common stock.

Sept 28, 2000

September 28, 2000, Stamford, Conn. -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWE) is pleased to announce a brand new pay-per-view television series -- WWE Fanatic.

Sept 27, 2000

STAMFORD, CT. September 27, 2000 - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE) today announced that it has revised its revenue and earnings estimates for its core businesses for the current fiscal year ending April 30, 2001.

Sept 25, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN., September 25, 2000) - A poster promoting literacy featuring WWE Superstars was one of the best selling posters for the American Library Association (ALA) in July and August.

Sept 25, 2000

(STAMFORD, Conn. -- September 25, 2000) -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. announced at its annual meeting on Friday, September 22, 2001, that the following individuals were re-elected to its Board of Directors...

Sept 22, 2000

(STAMFORD, Conn. -- Sept. 22, 2000) -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it anticipates that its common shares will be listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "WWE" beginning on October 25, 2000.

Sept 22, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. -- September 22, 2000) -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), today joined Youth Vote 2000 in calling for the Presidential candidates to make their town hall debate on October 17 in St. Louis a "youth" debate.

Sept 21, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. -- September 21, 2000) -- The "SmackDown Your Vote" campaign comes to Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Sept 19, 2000

Orlando, FL, September 19 -- The US Post Office has nothing on the Orlando Rage. While the service's mantra claims that "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," the unflappable Rage could go one better and toss in hurricanes.

Sept 19, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. - September 19, 2000) - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) today announced the launch of a new business information web site.

Sept 19, 2000

(Stamford, CT - September 19, 2000) -- The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) announced today that it will join WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), Project Vote Smart, Youth Vote 2000 and MTV's Choose or Lose in the "Smackdown Your Vote" voter registration campaign.

Sept 19, 2000

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 -- WWE Entertainment Inc. has agreed to accept Cybermoola(TM) at WWEshopzone.com, providing WWE fans with a way to buy their favorite WWEŽ clothing and gear online without a credit card.

Sept 18, 2000

Memphis, Tenn., September 18, 2000 -- Steve Ehrhart, General Manager of the Memphis Maniax, named Kippy Brown Head Coach of the Memphis XFL team on Monday, Sept. 18, 2000.

Sept 18, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. - September 18, 2000) It's official -- the WWE's highly rated RAW IS WAR is moving to TNN and SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT is moving to MTV.

Sept 15, 2000

San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2000 -- The Bay Area's entry in the XFL, the newest league on the professional football landscape, will take up residence in San Francisco and officially be called the San Francisco Demons, the league's president Basil V. DeVito, Jr., announced today.

Sept 12, 2000

Chicago, IL, September 12 - The XFL announced today the naming of Rich Rose as Acting General Manager of the Chicago Enforcers football team.

Sept 10, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn./CHICAGO, IL., September 10, 2000 -- The XFL announced today that Ken Valdiserri has resigned as Vice President and General Manager of The Chicago Enforcers due to personal reasons.

Sept 7, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. - September 7, 2000) - WWE Entertainment, Inc., (NMS: WWE), today announced that Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has agreed to participate in the "SmackDown Challenge."

Aug 30, 2000

(WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 30, 2000) - WWE Entertainment, Inc., (NMS: WWE), today joined Youth Vote 2000 in calling for one of the three formal presidential debates to be directed at the concerns of America's young voters in front of an audience between the ages of 18 and 30.

Aug 30, 2000

(STAMFORD, CONN. - August 30, 2000) - More than 40,000 people have registered to vote in the first month of the "Smackdown Your Vote!" campaign.

Aug 24, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--Aug. 24, 2000 -- XFL today unveiled the names and logos of the eight teams that will begin play on February 3, 2001 in major cities throughout the country. The names of the eight teams are:

Aug 24, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn./KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--Aug.24, 2000-- The XFL today announced a marketing partnership agreement, making BIKE the official on-field helmet supplier.

Aug 23, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--Aug. 23, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. today announced that net revenues for the first quarter ended July 28, 2000 increased 34% to $101.9 million from $76.2 million in the same period last year.

Aug 22, 2000

STAMFORD, CT, August 22, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and Chef Boyardee present the pay-per-view extravaganza, SummerSlam, live Sunday, August 27, 2000, at 8 p.m. ET from the sold-out Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Aug 21, 2000

STAMFORD, CT- August 21, 2000- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) will participate in its first ever NASCAR race on Friday, August 25, 2000 when Hermie Sadler drives the "WWE SummerSlam" Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division event in Bristol, Tennessee.

Aug 16, 2000

LOS ANGELES--Aug. 16, 2000--Approximately 20,000 people have registered to vote in the first two weeks of the "Smackdown Your Vote!" campaign, WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), MTV's Choose or Lose, Youth Vote 2000 and Project Vote Smart announced today at the Democratic National Convention.

Aug 11, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., August 11, 2000 - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), MTV's Choose or Lose, Youth Vote 2000 and Project Vote Smart today announced that more than 10,000 people registered to vote within the first week of their non-partisan "Smackdown Your Vote!" campaign.

Aug 10, 2000

Stamford, Conn./Universal City, CA - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWE) and Universal Studios have teamed up to bring "The Undertaker: No Mercy," a raw, in-your-face, horror experience based on the WWE Superstar The Undertaker to Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights IV."

Aug 8, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--Aug. 8, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has announced an agreement with Total Sports Asia appointing the Malaysian based company as exclusive Asian TV rights representative to WWE.

Aug 3, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--Aug. 3, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that Spalding Sports Worldwide has been named the first official licensee of the league.

Aug 3, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn./EAST RUTHERFORD,N.J.--Aug. 3, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE) and NBC, announced today that a New York/New Jersey-based (NY/NJ) team will be one of eight scheduled teams to kick off the inaugural season.

Aug 2, 2000

PHILADELPHIA--Aug. 2, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE) today launched a non-partisan voter registration drive called "Smackdown Your Vote!'' aimed at involving the more than 14 million eligible voters in its fan base in the November 2000 elections.

Aug 1, 2000

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & STAMFORD, Conn.--August 1, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that Birmingham, Alabama will be home to an XFL team when the league begins play in February 2001.

July 31, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. & WOBURN, Mass.--July 31, 2000-- Bringing WWE fans of the world the opportunity to own a piece of WWE memorabilia while doing good, WWE Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWE - news) and FairMarket(sm), Inc. (Nasdaq: FAIM - news) today announced the WWE online charity auction site.

July 28, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 28, 2000--For the second time in two months, a major entertainment and media company has taken an equity position in WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE).

July 28, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 28, 2000--The World Wresting WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has launched the first stage of becoming a part of the political process. WWE kicks off its involvement with advertisements timed to coincide with the Republican National Convention.

July 28, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. & MEMPHIS, Tenn.--July 28, 2000--The XFL, a professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, today named Steve Ortmayer Director of Player Personnel of the Memphis team.

July 28, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. & MEMPHIS, Tenn.--July 28, 2000--The XFL, a professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, named Steven E. Ehrhart, Vice President and General Manager of the Memphis team.

July 25, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 25, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE) announced today that Donna Goldsmith has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products.

July 19, 2000

CHICAGO--July 19, 2000--The XFL today named legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus as the head coach of its Chicago team.

July 18, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 18, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has appointed internet industry veteran Howard Meltzer to Chief Operating Officer-New Media which includes their successful core web site wwe.com.

July 18, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 18, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has hired Tom Gibbons as Vice President of Investor Relations.

July 12, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. LOS ANGELES--July 12, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that a Los Angeles-based team will be one of eight scheduled to kick off the league's inaugural season on February 3, 2001.

July 10, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. & SAN JOSE, Calif.--July 10, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that a San Jose-based team will be one of eight scheduled to kick off the league's inaugural season on February 3, 2001.

July 10, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--July 10, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE) announced that it has been added to the Frank Russell Company's Russell 3000ŽIndex.

June 27, 2000

NEW YORK and STAMFORD, Conn.--June 27, 2000--The Chancery Court of the State of Delaware found in favor of World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWE) - and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA.B- VIA) in a contract dispute with USA Networks.

June 27, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn, June 27, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) reported better than expected results for the fourth quarter ended April 30, 2000, record results for Fiscal 2000, and plans for continued growth in Fiscal 2001.

June 21, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. & MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that a Memphis-based team will be one of eight scheduled to kick-off the league's inaugural season on Feb. 3, 2001.

June 20, 2000

Stamford, Conn, JUNE 20, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS-WWE) and Subway present the Pay-Per-View extravaganza, King of the Ring, live Sunday, June 25, 2000, at 8 p.m.(EST). King of the Ring will originate from the FleetCenter in Boston, Mass. Tickets for this event sold out in four-and-a-half minutes.

June 13, 2000

Stamford, CT, June 13, 2000 - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC announced they have signed their formal strategic partnership agreement to jointly own and fund the XFL, a new professional football league that will begin play on February 3, 2001.

June 13, 2000

Stamford, CT, June 13, 2000 - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has closed on its previously announced transaction in which NBC has purchased a minority stake in WWE for $30 million.

June 13, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn./CHICAGO--June 13, 2000--The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that its inaugural season will launch on February 3, 2001 with a team in Chicago.

June 7, 2000

Stamford CT, June 7, 2000 - WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) announced today the appointment of Stuart Snyder as President and Chief Operating Officer.

May 19, 2000

STAMFORD, CT, May 19, 2000 - Business Week has ranked World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) the No. 3 company on its annual list of the country's 100 best small companies.

May 18, 2000

NEW YORK--May 18, 2000--United Paramount Network has signed an agreement with the XFL to broadcast nationally televised football games live on Sundays (7:00-10:00 p.m., ET; 4:00-7:00 p.m., PT), it was jointly announced today by Adam Ware, Chief Operating Officer, UPN, and Vince McMahon, Chairman, World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc.

May 12, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn--May 12, 2000--World Wrestling WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) takes the next step into the music industry when MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION debuts the world premiere video of Run DMC's remix of WWE's D-Generation X theme song "The Kings" on Monday, May 15th at 11:15pm (ET/PT).

May 4, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn.--May 4, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has purchased the WWE New York Times Square Entertainment Complex from its licensee, 905 Parkview Group, for approximately $23.6 million.

May 3, 2000

STAMFORD CT, May 3, 2000 - The first Monday of May Sweeps proved to be a winner for WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE), as its flagship program RAW IS WAR on USA achieved some of its highest ratings to date as viewers flocked to the network to witness the continuation of Sunday's Pay-Per-View extravaganza, Backlash.

Apr 10, 2000

STAMFORD, CT., April 10, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWE) announced multi-million dollar distribution agreements for WWE brand television programming with the largest pay TV outlets in France and Germany.

Mar 29, 2000

Stamford, CT/New York NY, March 29, 2000 - NBC and WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) today announced a strategic partnership to jointly own and run the XFL, a new professional football league that will begin play on February 3, 2001.

Mar 29, 2000

Stamford, CT/New York NY, March 29, 2000 - NBC and WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) today announced a strategic partnership to jointly own and run the XFL, a new professional football league that will begin play on February 3, 2001.

Mar 27, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn, March 27, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWE) today announced that it has launched an online affiliate network program in cooperation with LinkShare Corporation.

Mar 21, 2000

The self-proclaimed "most electrifying man in sports-entertainment," WWE superstar "The Rock" (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson) helped cook up SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's highest ratings of the season and attract an estimated 20 million viewers on March 18.

Mar 20, 2000

STAMFORD, CT., March 20, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) continues to quickly sell out major arenas around the country for its WWE RAW IS WAR, WWE SmackDown!, Pay-Per-View and live "House" shows.

Mar 17, 2000

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2000 . UPN delivered its best Thursday ever among Women 18-34 as the "WWE Smackdown!" juggernaut continues to break viewing records.

Mar 16, 2000

MARCH 16, 2000 -- STAMFORD, CT -- WWE Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ - WWE) and Priority Records have joined forces to issue the first in a series of hip-hop recordings. WWE AGGRESSION will be released on March 21 and will feature an array of hip-hop's biggest names remixing original WWE Superstar themes.

Feb 29, 2000

STAMFORD, CT., February 29, 2000 -- WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) reported record pro forma results for the fiscal third quarter ended January 28, 2000 due to the continuing strength of the Company's TV ratings and advertising, live events, licensed products, and Internet operations.

Feb 16, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWE) has renewed its 13 year relationship with British Sky Broadcasting (LSE:BSY.L) in the UK by signing a new five year $35 million distribution agreement, which takes effect in the fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2000.

Feb 3, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 3, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) announced today the formation of the XFL - a new professional football league that is scheduled to kickoff in February 2001.

Feb 1, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 1, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) has announced a strategically significant television distribution agreement with Channel 4 Television Corporation in the United Kingdom, WWE's most important international market.

Jan 28, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 28, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) announced that during Super Bowl XXXIV on Sunday, January 30, the Company will air a new WWE brand commercial.

Jan 27, 2000

STAMFORD, CT, Jan. 27, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) announced TV Guide (NMS:TVGIA) is promoting WWE SuperStars through four collectable editions of the magazine and a free Internet cover gram postcard.

Jan 19, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 19, 2000-- The Rock, otherwise known as the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, takes the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list with his autobiography, The Rock Says... (ReganBooks).

Jan 18, 2000

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 18, 2000--WWE Entertainment, Inc (NMS: WWE), Famous Players Inc., Canada's leading film exhibitor, and Bell ExpressVu, Canada's leading satellite television company, today announced an agreement to deliver monthly in-theater WWE Pay-Per-View events via satellite in select Famous Players entertainment destinations throughout Canada.