2003 News


Dec 23, 2003

World Wrestling Entertainment Posts Answers to Frequently Asked Investor Questions.

Dec 22, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 22, 2003 -The video from the holiday visit by Vince McMahon™ and the WWE Superstars to the troops fighting in Iraq is available for the media by contacting WWE.

Dec 16, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 16, 2003 -- World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it will offer its employees and performers the opportunity to exchange out-of-the-money options for restricted stock units representing the right to receive shares of the Company's Class A common stock.

Dec 9, 2003

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 9, 2003 - WWE Superstars will be visiting troops in Iraq and Kuwait, bringing with them holiday greetings and USO Care Packages.

Dec 9, 2003

World Wrestling Entertainment™ to invest more than $4 Million in Marketing Initiatives for RAW® and SmackDown!™ Programs During Final Countdown to WrestleMania® XX in March 2004

Nov 17, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 17, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended October 24, 2003.

Nov 17, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 17, 2003 - With its eye on the prize of greater television ratings and record-setting pay-per-view buys for its WrestleMania XX, WWE has developed a new "Smack Your TV" ad campaign to support its flagship program on network television, WWE SmackDown! (9 p.m. ET/PT on Thursdays on UPN).

Nov 14, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 14, 2003- World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that at its November 14, 2003 meeting, the Company's board of directors declared a $0.04 dividend on all Class A and Class B common shares.

Nov 12, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) will host a conference call on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss second quarter earnings results for fiscal year 2004.

Oct 16, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 16, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, on the heels of selling out WrestleMania XX at Madison Square Garden in New York City, today announced three major sponsors for the event, with a fourth expected to be announced in the near future.

Oct 13, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., October 13, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) has secured its first terrestrial deal in Italy with the sale of 52 hours of WWE's highly rated WWE SmackDown!® to Berlusconi's Italia Uno.

Sept 29, 2003

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 29, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, in conjunction with FYE - For Your Entertainment retail stores, today completed its national effort to raise funds for the families of military personnel killed in the war with Iraq, donating $80,000 to the Armed Forces Families Scholarship and Assistance Fund...

Sept 27, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment™ said today that all available seats were gone in matter of minutes when tickets for WrestleMania XX officially went on sale today at 10 a.m. at Madison Square Garden and Ticketmaster.

Sept 25, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 25, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment™(WWE™) will put tickets for WrestleMania XX at Madison Square Garden on sale this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at 10 a.m.

Sept 22, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 22, 2003 - Russell Simmon's Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) today announced that its Hip-Hop Team Vote is joining with World Wrestling Entertainment's Smackdown Your Vote! effort to undertake a non-partisan "Two Million More in 2004" campaign.

Sept 19, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., September 19, 2003- World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that at its September 19, 2003 meeting, the Company's board of directors declared a $0.04 dividend on all Class A and Class B common shares.

Sept 19, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today named Bob Bowman as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Bowman will chair the Board's Audit Committee.

Sept 2, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 2, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today announced Tom Barreca as its new Senior Vice President, WWE Enterprises, the company's recently launched new business unit.

Aug 25, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., August 25, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended July 25, 2003.

Aug 20, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., August 20, 2002 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's first quarter earnings results for fiscal year 2004.

Aug 11, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., July 22, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) announced that it has named Neil Lawi as Vice President of Publicity and Dan Levi as Vice President of Brand Marketing.

July 22, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., July 22, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) announced that it has named Neil Lawi as Vice President of Publicity and Dan Levi as Vice President of Brand Marketing.

July 14, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., July 14, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment today announced its first sponsoring partners for its year-long celebration of 20 years of WrestleMania, culminating in its WrestleMania XX pay-per-view on March 14, 2004.

July 7, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., July 7, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is now providing trend information on television ratings, pay-per-view buys and live event attendance in the Investor Relations section of its corporate website.

June 18, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment™ is conducting a national search for a new WWE Diva, and it will be the fans that get to decide just who she is.

June 18, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment™, in conjunction with FYE - For Your Entertainment retail stores, will be undertaking a national effort to raise funds for the families of military personnel killed in the war with Iraq.

June 18, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment™(WWE™) kicks-off nine months of activities leading up to WrestleMania XX when its sold-out WWE RAW® and its WWE SmackDown!™ events come to Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Monday, June 23, and Tuesday, June 24.

June 12, 2003

Stamford, Conn. June 12, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended April 30, 2003.

June 12, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., June 12, 2003- World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today the initiation of a quarterly dividend.

June 11, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., June 11, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced that it repurchased from Viacom all shares of the company's Class A common stock owned by Viacom.

June 6, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., June 6, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it will host a conference call/web cast on Friday, June 13, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and year-end earnings results.

May 28, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is providing its latest pay-per-view, Bad Blood, free to all returning military personnel as a welcome home present. Bad Blood will be offered live on pay-per-view Sunday, June 15, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

May 27, 2003

TORONTO, On., May 27, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment™, the Toronto Indy and the Toronto Blue Jays have combined forces for the first time to offer an unprecedented TOGETHER FOR TORONTO Campaign for July to pump up interest in the city's summer tourism activities and to encourage people in the GTA to enjoy Toronto.

Apr 17, 2003

Stamford, Conn., April 17, 2003 - The Court of Appeals in England has ruled that certain classic videogames of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE™) performers can be sold by THQ/Jakks, a blow to efforts by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the affiliated U.S. World Wildlife Fund which had stopped the sale of the games...

Apr 10, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., April 10, 2003- Japan Sports Vision Co., Ltd. (JSV) and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) today announced a three-year deal making JSV the "Official WWE Shop" in Japan.

Apr 7, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2003- World Wrestling Entertainment™ Superstars have posted messages of encouragement and thanks to the men and women of the United States military on wwe.com.

Mar 30, 2003

STAMFORD, CONN., March 30, 2003 - Earlier tonight, WrestleMania XIX, World Wrestling Entertainment™'s most spectacular event of the year, drew 54,097 fans from all 50 states including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and numerous countries from around the world to become the largest event ever held at Seattle's SAFECO Field.

Mar 28, 2003

STAMFORD, CONN., March 28, 2003 - The stage is set for World Wrestling Entertainment™'s most spectacular event of the year - WrestleMania XIX presented by Snickers Cruncher™, live on Pay-Per-View this Sunday (March 30, 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT) from SAFECO Field in Seattle.

Mar 24, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., March 24, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) has secured a number of significant new television deals in Germany and Japan, including first-time terrestrial deals in each country, it was announced today by Andrew Whitaker, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International Television for World Wrestling Entertainment (International) Ltd.

Mar 17, 2003

New York, N.Y., March 17, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s (NYSE: WWE) Sunday night cable television mainstay, Sunday Night Heat, will move to TNN on April 6, 2003, the network announced today.

Mar 17, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today named Philip Livingston to be its new Chief Financial Officer and the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Mar 11, 2003

World Wrestling Entertainment and UPN have reached a new multi-year agreement for WWE SmackDown! which will remain in the network's Thursday night time period (8:00-10:00PM, ET/PT), it was announced today by Dawn Ostroff, President, Entertainment, UPN.

Mar 10, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., March 10, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its WWE tour of South Africa generated almost $1 million in sponsorship, ticket and merchandise sales for the company, and resulted in the appointment of new licensing agents for consumer goods and home entertainment products in South Africa.

Feb 25, 2003

STAMFORD, CONN., Feb. 25, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced that effective today, it will close its restaurant located in New York City.

Feb 24, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 24, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today named Kurt Schneider to be its Executive Vice President of Marketing.

Feb 11, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., February 11, 2003 - The Rock, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, three of the greatest superstars in World Wrestling Entertainment™ history, will all return to the ring live on Pay-Per-View at WWE No Way Out on Sunday, February 23, 2003.

Feb 10, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., February 10, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its WWE Far East Tour generated more than $4 million in ticket and merchandise sales for the company.

Feb 3, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2003 - The Smackdown Your Vote! partners, including new partner, the League of Women Voters, today unveiled their A Million More In 2004, initiative, with the objective of getting one million more 18-to-30-year-olds to cast their votes in the 2004 Presidential election than did in the Presidential election of 2000.

Jan 27, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., January 27, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today said it would vigorously pursue recovering the cost of its settlement in the Owen Hart case from Lewmar, Inc., the United Kingdom based manufacturer of the shackle clip whose premature release led to the accidental death of Owen Hart...

Jan 14, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., January 14, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today that it has sold during its first weekend of sales all of the 40,000 tickets it initially made available for WrestleMania XIX, grossing over $2.3 million.

Jan 8, 2003

STAMFORD, Conn., January 8, 2003 -- After 10 unforgettable years of Raw, World Wrestling Entertainment™ is excited to celebrate its success with the Raw 10th Anniversary Spectacular on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 (the New TNN/9:00pm ET).