2005 News


Dec 13, 2005
NEWS ALERT - The WWE RAW Superstars returned from their “Tribute to the Troops” tour of Afghanistan on Saturday night, tired but full of memories from a tremendous trip that saw the Superstars meet with thousands of men and women in our U.S. military serving in Afghanistan.

Dec 5, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., December 5, 2005-  World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the hiring of Dorothy Brill as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.  Brill, who brings more than 10 years of Human Resources experience to WWE®, will lead employee initiatives and programs to help the company achieve its growth objectives.  With functional responsibility for staffing, compensation and benefits, training and development and employee relations, she will continue to build and support a world class workforce behind WWE’s acclaimed media and entertainment success.

Dec 1, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 1, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®) today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended October 28, 2005.  Revenues totaled $88.9 million as compared to $83.9 million in the prior year quarter and operating income was $18.9 million as compared to $4.1 million in the prior year quarter. The Company reported net income of $11.7 million, or $0.17 per share, as compared to $4.4 million, or $0.06 per share, in the prior year quarter.  

Dec 1, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., December 1, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®) announced today that it would double its regular quarterly dividend. Culminating a series of discussions on the matter, the Company’s board of directors today authorized the increase, and declared the first such quarterly dividend of $0.24 on all Class A and Class B common shares.  The record date for the dividend is December 31, 2005.  The payment date will be January 10, 2006.   Previously, the Company’s quarterly dividend was $0.12 on all Class A and Class B common shares. 

Nov 15, 2005

On the occasion of the launch ofthe November 2005 Italian Tour, consistent with WWE’s philosophy of being a responsible corporate citizen in the countries in which it performs; In recognition of the great success and attention that WWE shows achieve in the country; and In order to utilize WWE’s and their wrestling Superstars’ great popularity among children for the benefit of Italian society:

Nov 15, 2005

Rome, Italy – November 15, 2005 -- A “Pact for Childhood”, consisting of eight key points, was agreed to by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and the Italian Parliament’s Committee on Childhood in order to promote activities that prevent kids from violence and safety risks related to emulating wrestling.

Nov 15, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®) announced that it will report results for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 before the market opens on Thursday, December 1, 2005.  The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, December 1, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss to the results.

Nov 13, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn.,  November 13, 2005 – WWE is deeply saddened by the news that Eddie Guerrero, age 38, has passed away. He was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Minneapolis. Eddie is survived by his wife, Vickie, and his three daughters. No further details are known at this time.

Oct 28, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., October 28, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment announces the much-anticipated release of WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology DVD Box Set, which hits stores on Tuesday, November 1.  This first-ever complete WrestleMania DVD collection beginning with WrestleMania I in 1985 and spanning all the way to the historic WrestleMania 21 in 2005, captures all the epic battles, classic matches, and blockbuster main events in one ultimate DVD collection.

Oct 19, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., October 19, 2005 -  New Jersey Gubernatorial candidates Senator Jon Corzine (D) and Doug Forrester (R) and Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Lt. Governor Tim Kaine have responded to Smackdown Your Vote’s 18-30 Voter Issues Paper (VIP), the national voter issues paper presented by WWE® and its Smackdown Your Vote! partners.   

Oct 18, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn./CANNES, France, October 18, 2005 -World Wrestling Entertainment® today announced a two-year agreement with FX Latin America, Fox International’s South American general entertainment channel. The agreement will provide 208 hours of original programming from 2005 through 2007.

Oct 18, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., October 18, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars are promoting literacy on both sides of the Atlantic as part of the company’s Get R.E.A.L. READ initiative.

Oct 17, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., October 17, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has signed a contract with Tokyo-based Plala Networks, Inc., to allow the Japanese Internet Service Provider to broadcast WWE 24/7, a subscription video on demand service, on its 4th Media broadband content distribution services through the end of 2005.

Oct 15, 2005

CHICAGO, Ill., and STAMFORD, Conn., October 15, 2005Tickets for World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania 22 went on sale today to the public and all available seats sold out in less then two minutes. More than 15,000 people from 16 countries and 41 states will be attending WrestleMania 22 on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill.  

Oct 11, 2005

NEWS ALERT- WWE 24/7 continues to expand from coast-to-coast across the United States.  World Wrestling Entertainment today released the names of six more cable systems that are offering WWE 24/7 to their consumers, including Armstrong®, the eighteenth largest multiple system operator (MSO) in the country.

Oct 6, 2005

STAMFORD, CONN., October 6, 2005 – Tickets for WrestleMania 22 go on sale Saturday, October 15, at 10 a.m. (CT)/11 a.m. (ET).

WrestleMania 22 will take place Sunday April 2, 2006 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.  Tickets are $300, $200, $100, $75 and $40, with a limited number of “Platinum Ringside Seats” going for $750. Fans who purchase the Platinum Ringside Seats will get to keep a commemorative WrestleMania 22 chair.  Tickets for WrestleMania 22 can be purchased at the Allstate Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster, and Ticketmaster.com or by calling 312-559-1212 and reserving seats by phone.

Sept 29, 2005
NEWS ALERT - Monday Night RAW will be heading back home to USA Network next Monday, on Oct. 3, with a historic three-hour RAW set to start at 7:55 p.m. (ET).   In keeping with USA’s “Characters Welcome” brand, there will be plenty of old faces and newer faces to be seen on RAW’s October 3 USA debut.
 
Sept 29, 2005

NEWS ALERT - The latest edition of Cableworld Magazine has WrestleMania listed at number 6 on its list of Cable Programming’s Top 50 shows, televised events and moments of the past 30 years.  Calling it "colorful and campy,” Cableworld noted that “this 1984 event made wrestling a ratings stronghold and a pay per view cash machine."

Sept 27, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 27, 2005 –Verizon today announced a programming-distribution agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., for its popular subscription video-on-demand service, WWE 24/7.  Verizon is the first major telecom provider to offer this WWE video content in the United States.   Under the agreement, Verizon will carry WWE 24/7 on Verizon FiOS TV in its first market, Keller, Texas, and in future FiOS TV markets. The agreement was signed prior to the commercial launch of FiOS TV on Sept. 22.

Sept 22, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2005 - USA Network and World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that some of the greatest figures in sports entertainment history will participate in a special three-hour homecoming episode of Monday Night RAW® when it debuts on USA Network live on October 3, 2005, at 7:55 p.m. (ET). 

Sept 22, 2005
New York, NY Sept. 22, 2005 - USA Network continues its recent brand-building initiative "Characters Welcome" with its newest partner World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE). As part of this initiative, USA and WWE have teamed up on an intense, coordinated and integrated multimedia marketing campaign with nationwide impact. USA welcomes the characters of the WWE by taking bold steps in an effort to drive new viewers to the franchise, building upon one of the most dedicated fan bases in all of television. WWE's Monday Night RAW debuts on USA Network on October 3 at 7:55 p.m. ET.

Sept 15, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., September 15, 2005  -  World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®) announced that its board of directors today declared the Company’s  regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share on all Class A and Class B common stock.  The record date for the dividend will be September 30, 2005, and the payment date will be October 11, 2005.

Sept 7, 2005

STAMFORD, CONN., September 7, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended July 29, 2005. Total revenues were $93.8 million as compared to $81.6 million in the prior year quarter, and operating income was $15.8 million versus $11.2 million in the prior year quarter.  Net income was $11.2 million, or $0.16 per share, as compared to $7.6 million, or $0.11 per share, in the prior year quarter.  EBITDA was $18.5 million in the current quarter as compared to $14.1 million in the prior year quarter. 

Aug 31, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., August 31, 2005 – WWE’s SmackDown! moves from Thursday to Friday on UPN, starting September 9 at 8 p.m. ET. It debuts with a new name, Friday Night SmackDown!, and the ambition to spark a viewer renaissance for network TV on Fridays.

Aug 30, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., August 30, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®)  will issue its earnings release for the first quarter of fiscal year 2006 before the market opens on Wednesday, September 7, 2005.  The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

Aug 15, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., August 15, 2005 – Ashley Massaro of Babylon, N.Y. was declared the newest RAW Diva on Monday Night RAW last night, defeating thousands of women and eight finalists in World Wrestling Entertainment®’s second annual RAW Diva Search.  Ashley will receive a one-year WWE contract worth $250,000, and will become a regular performer on cable-ratings titan RAW.

Aug 15, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., August 15, 2005 – In an effort to maintain the momentum achieved by the largest turnout of voters under 30 in U.S. history, Smackdown Your Vote! today issued a new voter issues paper (VIP) addressing the key issues facing 18-to 30-year-old Americans, and unveiled a network of 35 organizations committed to encouraging greater numbers of young Americans to engage in this country’s democratic process.

Aug 1, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., August 1, 2005 World Wrestling Entertainment® today kicked off its annual Summer Reading Slam to encourage summer reading.  It’s all part of the activities leading up to WWE’s SummerSlam Pay-Per-View (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on Sunday, August 21 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.

July 26, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., July 26, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment® will celebrate the milestone of producing the most original episodes of any weekly fictional entertainment program ever on television when Monday Night RAW airs on August 1 on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

July 25, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., July 25, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) is now rolling out a suite of Spanish-language wrestling and sports entertainment programming to Cable, Satellite and Telco providers as a Video On Demand (VOD) offering.  This new Spanish-language product will be made available on a transactional basis separately from WWE 24/7™, the company’s well-received subscription video on demand (SVOD) offering.

July 20, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., July 20, 2005WWE® announced today that Rogers Cable Inc., the largest cable provider in Canada, is now offering WWE 24/7 to its customers.  Rogers becomes the first Canadian cable subscriber to offer a free-standing U.S. subscription video on demand service to Canadian consumers.

June 30, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 30, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended April 30, 2005.  The Company reported net revenues of $118.3 million as compared to $126.7 million in the prior year quarter.  Operating income for the quarter was $22.5 million versus $32.8 million in the prior year.  Net income was $16.1 million, or $0.23 per share, as compared to net income of $19.7 million, or $0.28 per share, in the prior year quarter.

June 29, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 29, 2005 - This past Monday saw WWE’s Monday Night RAW on Spike TV achieve a coverage area rating of 4.4, delivering a viewership of more than 5.9 million viewers. RAW has seen its ratings for 2004-05 season steadily rise, and the show has posted an overall ratings gain of about 3 percent compared to last year on one of the most competitive nights on television.

June 28, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 28, 2005 – Who will be the next famous face of World Wrestling Entertainment®? Out of the thousands of women around the world who tried, only eight have proved to have what it takes to compete for $250,000 and the title of the WWE’s newest RAW Diva.

June 23, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 23, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®)  will issue its earnings release for the fourth quarter and year end April 30, 2005, before the market opens on Thursday, June 30, 2005.  The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss the results.

June 21, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 21, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment®, as part of its participation in America Supports You, starts a campaign today encouraging Americans to write letters of support to our troops to acknowledge the sacrifices they are making to protect our freedom. The letter writing campaign is part of the buildup to WWE SmackDown!’s Great American Bash Pay-Per-View,  to be broadcast live from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday, July 24, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

June 20, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 20, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) intends to give its superstar legends of yesteryear new life and, at the same time, provide retailers and licensees with an infusion of new product with the formal introduction of its new WWE Legends initiative at the national Licensing Show this week.

June 20, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 20, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that Cox Communications systems, Blue Ridge Communications, SELCO (Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations) and Click! Network will be rolling out WWE 24/7’s free, enhanced, exclusive broadband content for cable affiliates on their websites in July to both promote the WWE 24/7 Subscription Video On-Demand (SVOD) service, and to assist them in selling more high-speed modems and connectivity. 

June 17, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 17, 2005  -  World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that its board of directors today declared the Company’s  regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share on all Class A and Class B common stock.  The record date for the dividend will be June 30, 2005, and the payment date will be July 11, 2005.

June 8, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn. USA/Tokyo, Japan, June 8, 2005 – Former Grand Champion AKEBONO will be returning to the ring as part of the WWE Supershow Tour of Japan in July 2005 which will feature fans’ favourite Superstars from both RAW® and SmackDown!® at the Saitama Super Arena on two consecutive nights, Friday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 2 at 6:00 p.m.  Come see history in the making, as for the first time ever in Japan, an All-Star lineup of WWE Superstars from RAW and SmackDown! perform together in the same ring, only at Saitama Super Arena.

June 1, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., June 1, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has hired industry veteran Michael McNeil as Vice President of Partnership Marketing to develop strategic partnerships and new sponsorship opportunities for WWE®’s various media platforms, including syndicated television programming, events, tours, WWE’s VOD service, websites, consumer products and other sponsorable WWE business initiatives.

May 31, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., May 31, 2005 – WWE® announced today that it has expanded the reach of WWE 24/7 in the United States through agreements with another leading MSO and industry innovator, Insight Communications.  Click! Network, and MetroCast have also inked carriage deals.

May 19, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., May 19, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today named Michael Sileck to be its new Chief Financial Officer and the newest member of its Board of Directors.

May 2, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2005The sold out WrestleMania® Revenge Tour exploded across Europe during April 2005, selling out every one of its 14 live events.  WWE fans from the UK, Italy, Germany, and Ireland snapped up more than 104,500 tickets in record time with the culmination being the production of WWE’s flagship television programs Monday Night RAW® (on Spike TV) and WWE SmackDown!® (on UPN) at Birmingham’s NEC Arena on April 25 and 26.

Apr 25, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) said its preliminary estimate of Pay-Per-View buys for WrestleMania 21 is more than 940,000, exceeding same-time Pay-Per-View buys for last year’s WrestleMania XX by more than 14 percent.  Final Pay-Per-View tallies may exceed one million buys for the second year in a row once all information is provided to WWE by distributors and affiliates over the next several months.

Apr 18, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2005 – The legendary Hulk Hogan returns to action for one more match at World Wrestling Entertainment®’s RAW branded Pay-Per-View, Backlash, on May 1, 2005, in Manchester, N.H.

Apr 18, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment® is seeking beautiful, glamorous, physically fit, talented and charismatic women to participate in the second edition of its popular $250,000 RAW Diva Search.  The contestants will compete for a one-year WWE® contract worth $250,000 and the unparalleled entertainment opportunities that follow

Apr 14, 2005
STAMFORD, Conn., April 14, 2005 - Ed Kaufman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for World Wrestling Entertainment, announced that Joan Aceste has been hired as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs.  Aceste’s responsibilities will include overseeing the intellectual property group, providing legal and business affairs support for WWE’s 24/7™ SVOD Service, merchandising, licensing, talent contracts, copyright and trademark issues, rights and fair use issues.

Apr 11, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., April 11, 2005  - World Wrestling Entertainment® today announced a three-year, multi-million dollar agreement with CJ Media, one of Korea’s largest media and entertainment corporations, to provide 1,400 hours of original programming starting in 2005 through January 2008.

Apr 6, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., April 6, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Jim Brown has been hired as Director of Operations, WWE Enterprises, reporting to Tom Barreca, Senior Vice President, WWE Enterprises, and head of this developmental business unit.

Apr 5, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment® announced at the National Cable Television Association’s annual show here that it is rolling out free, exclusive broadband content for affiliates to both promote WWE 24/7, its new Subscription Video On-Demand (SVOD) service, and assist them in selling more high-speed modems and connectivity.

Apr 4, 2005

NEW YORK, NY, and STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment® and NBC Universal have inked a new, three-year agreement that will return WWE cable programming, including ratings titan Monday Night RAW®, to USA Network beginning in October 2005, it was announced today by Linda McMahon, WWE CEO, and Bonnie Hammer, president, USA Network and SCI FI Channel. RAW, a cable mainstay for more than 12 years, continues to be the most watched regularly scheduled year-round program on ad-supported cable television.

Apr 3, 2005

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2005--World Wrestling Entertainment(R) reported that it drew a record attendance of 20,193 people from 14 countries and 48 states to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles for its annual live event and Pay-Per-View pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 21(R). The event grossed more than $2.1 million in ticket sales, making it the highest grossing WWE event ever at STAPLES Center, and the highest grossing of the five WrestleManias held in California

Mar 23, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2005 – In keeping with the theme of “WrestleMania Goes Hollywood”, World Wrestling Entertainment will invade the Los Angeles area from Tuesday, March 29, through Monday, April 4, with a series of autograph signings, school programs, a wrestling exhibition on Hollywood Boulevard, and a 2005 WWE® Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, all leading up to the presentation of its annual live event and Pay-Per-View pop culture extravaganza WrestleMania 21.

Mar 21, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 21, 2005 – A momentous WWE event just got even bigger.  World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that movie superstar Sylvester Stallone will be on hand to induct legendary WWE Superstar Hulk Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday night, April 2, 2005

Mar 16, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 16, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment® is pulling out all the stops for its multi-million dollar multi-media campaign to promote its annual live event and Pay-Per-View pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 21.

Mar 7, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn.,  March 7, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) announced that it has secured agreements to launch its subscription video-on-demand service WWE 24/7 with Cox Communications, Blue Ridge Communications, RCN, Sunflower Broadband, Massillon Cable TV, and SELCO (Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations).

Mar 7, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2005 – WWE 24/7, World Wrestling Entertainment®’s (NYSE: WWE) subscription video-on-demand service that features highly-rated content from four decades of WWE® and other acquired national and regional wrestling brands, is making its marquee live and pay-per-view event and pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, the centerpiece of its March 2005 programming slate, just in time for WrestleMania 21 on April 3, from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

Mar 3, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 3, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today named Rosemont’s Allstate Arena in the Chicago area as the site for WrestleMania 22 in 2006, the company’s annual multi-million dollar live and pay-per-view pop culture extravaganza.  The event is expected to bring millions of dollars to the local economy and draw tens of thousands of WWE® fans from around the world to the Chicago area. 

Mar 2, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 2, 2005 – Hulk Hogan, one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time, will be among the legends inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday night, April 2, 2005.  Hogan will join the previously announced inductees “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Mar 2, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., March 2, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) Superstars Al Snow® and Scotty Too Hotty™ will be at Mall of America’s Camp Snoopy on Saturday, March 5, to raise money for the Minnesota Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of the WWE®’s “Road to WrestleMania® 21 Tour.”   The Superstars will ride the Timberland Twister Roller Coaster as part of the fundraising efforts.  Anyone may join the Superstars on the ride from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a $10 donation.

Feb 25, 2005

BURBANK, CA, and STAMFORD, CT, February 25, 2005TVN Entertainment Corporation, the leading provider of on demand television programming, management and distribution services, and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE), the largest provider of event programming in the world, today announced the signing of a wide-ranging VOD Preferred Partner services agreement.

Feb 23, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended January 28, 2005.  The Company reported net revenues of $82.7 million as compared to $79.1 million in the prior year quarter.  Operating income for the quarter was $12.4 million versus $12.1 million in the prior year.  Net income was $10.9 million, or $0.16 per share, as compared to $8.8 million, or $0.13 per share, in the prior year quarter.  The 2005 third quarter effective tax rate included a one-time benefit of $1.3 million resulting from the assignment of the lease for the Company’s former entertainment complex, The World ®, in New York City.

Feb 18, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., February 18, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that its board of directors today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share on all Class A and Class B common stock. The record date for the dividend will be March 31, 2005, and the payment date will be April 11, 2005.

Feb 16, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., February 16, 2004 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE®)  will issue its earnings release for the  third quarter of fiscal year 2005 before the market opens on Wednesday, February 23, 2005.  The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

Feb 3, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., February 3, 2005 – Following in the footsteps of such larger than life wrestling legends as Andre The Giant, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, and Superstar Billy Graham™, World Wrestling Entertainment® tonight announced that “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff™, The Iron Sheik™, Nikolai Volkoff, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, and “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart™ will be among the legends inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday night, April 2, 2005.

Feb 2, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., February 2, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment announced today that it has signed a new five-year agreement with Ten Sports to carry the immensely popular WWE® content in India and the sub-continent.

Jan 18, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn. - January 18, 2005 - In keeping with its expansion as a global entertainment company, Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment® and Stone Cold Steve Austin™ have come to an agreement for a three-picture deal under the WWE Films™ banner.

Jan 10 , 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., January 10, 2004 - World Wrestling Entertainment® will officially kick off WrestleMania 21 with "The Road to WrestleMania 21 Tour" presented by Army National Guard with Mattel as a participating sponsor.

Jan 6, 2005

STAMFORD, Conn., January 6, 2005 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced that effective today, Philip Livingston will step down as the company's Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors.