2010 News


December 15, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® and Slim Jim® are joining forces to honor our troops this holiday season. One of the most requested snacks by our troops overseas, Slim Jim, will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of WWE’s annual holiday NBC special, “WWE Tribute to the Troops.” The hour-long special will air Saturday, December 18 at 9-10 p.m. ET / 8-9 p.m. CT on NBC.

December 9, 2010

WWE® Superstar John Cena® has racked up victory after victory during his successful career in sports entertainment. More importantly, he has quietly achieved another impressive record: granting the wishes of 200 children with life-threatening medical conditions through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

December 2, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George Barrios, will participate in the UBS 38th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference, on December 8, 2010, in New York, NY.

December 1, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® and NBC today announced that multiple-platinum, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, Sean "Diddy" Combs’ new group Diddy - Dirty Money, charismatic King of Comedy, Cedric “The Entertainer”, and “Modern Family’s” Ariel Winter will join WWE on NBC's third annual holiday special telecast, “WWE Tribute to the Troops.” The hour-long special honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces will air Saturday, December 18 (9-10 p.m. ET / 8-9 p.m. CT) on NBC.

November 30, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® and 2X2 today announced a two-year TV distribution deal for Russia.

November 10, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that tickets for its annual global, pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania XXVII, will go on sale this Saturday, November 13 at 10 AM ET. WrestleMania XXVII will take place Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

November 9, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment®, in conjunction with NBC, will honor the United States Armed Forces with its third annual telecast of its holiday special, "WWE Tribute to the Troops." This year, top WWE Superstars and Divas will travel to Fort Hood, Texas to entertain the nearly 350,000 military personnel, family members, and civilians that make up the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services. Thousands of men and women from Fort Hood have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The hour-long special will air Saturday, December 18 (9-10 p.m. ET / 8-9 p.m. CT) on NBC.

November 4, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that WrestleMania XXVI generated $45.1 million in economic impact for the greater Glendale/Phoenix area, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. WrestleMania also generated close to $5 million in local, state and county taxes.

November 4, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.(NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Revenues totaled $109.6 million as compared to $111.3 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $20.3 million as compared to $14.5 million in the prior year quarter.

November 1, 2010

Not so coincidently after President Obama’s visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE® is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE t-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day. 

October 29, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share on its Class A shares of common stock.  As previously announced, members of the McMahon family have waived $0.12 per share of the dividends. 

October 28, 2010

To celebrate the victory of restoring voters’ right to wear WWE® clothing at the polls, World Wrestling Entertainment will be giving away WWE merchandise near select Connecticut poll locations on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 2nd.

October 26, 2010
“The moment Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz issued an un-American, unconstitutional and discriminatory directive prohibiting voters from wearing WWE® merchandise at the polls, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal should have immediately stepped in to enforce the law.  As a result of the Attorney General’s inaction, I brought suit to enforce these basic, fundamental constitutional rights. Within hours of filing the lawsuit, Blumenthal recused himself, and Bysiewicz reversed her position and immediately notified all Local Registrar of Voters and Town Clerks via email.  I am pleased that Connecticut voters have had their freedom of expression and their right to vote restored,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment®. 
October 26, 2010

“On behalf of myself, my company, WWE® fans and any Connecticut citizen who wants to exercise their constitutional right to vote, I have filed a lawsuit today asserting that Susan Bysiewicz’s directive that allows poll workers to refuse registered voters wearing WWE merchandise the right to vote is a flagrant act of censorship and discrimination,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.

October 22, 2010

The right for World Wrestling Entertainment®, fans to vote was threatened today by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who gave the authority to local poll workers to determine that if anyone shows up to the polls on November 2 wearing any WWE merchandise, whether it is a John Cena® t-shirt or a Randy Orton® wrist band, they may be forced to go home and change, cover it up, or take it off in order to vote.

October 20, 2010

Due to what the WWE® considers malicious and misleading attacks reported by some members of the media, the company on Monday began a global initiative to defend itself called “Stand Up for WWE” which has resulted in yet more false allegations.

October 20, 2010
WWE Studios' "Knucklehead" in Theaters Saturday, October 23 and Sunday,
October 24

WWE Studios' "Knucklehead" starring Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin and WWE Superstar Paul “Big Show” Wight hits select theaters on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 for a special limited engagement. For more information, please visit http://www.knuckleheadthemovie.com/.

October 18, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® is calling on WWE fans worldwide to "Stand Up For WWE" in a new viral campaign launched today on WWE.com and social networking websites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. WWE invites fans to voice their support for the company because it has come under unfair and biased attack from certain politicians and media outlets.

October 15, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) today announced that CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon has extended an invitation to First Lady Michelle Obama for this Monday, October 18 while she is in town, to visit the company’s corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT, and discuss WWE’s corporate outreach initiatives.  These programs include outreach to at-risk youth, support for military troops and their families and partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Young Adult Library Services Association and others.

October 14, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2010 third quarter results on November 4, 2010, 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. 

October 14, 2010

President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, former President George W. Bush, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have embraced and lauded World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) in the past. Therefore, current negative criticisms concerning WWE from some groups would seem to be inconsistent and hypocritical including the recent ad paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

October 4, 2010

WWE NXT season three will move to WWE.com tomorrow night, October 5, marking the first time one of WWE’s weekly television programs will run exclusively online in the United States in its original, long form. The Rookie Divas and Pros of WWE NXT will be seen every Tuesday at 10 PM ET.

September 30, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that it will hold a special Fan Appreciation Day event at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. featuring WWE®’s biggest Superstars.  As a way to thank its loyal fans, tickets will be available for only $20 for floor seats and $10 for all other seating.

September 9, 2010
WWE Studios' "Legendary" Hits Theaters Friday, September 10

WWE Studios' "Legendary" starring Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover and WWE Superstar John Cena hits select theaters nationwide on Friday, September 10. For more information and theater location, please visit www.legendarythemovie.com.

August 27, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® has been made aware of the passing of Gertrude Vachon. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Vachon family.  Ms. Vachon was under contract with WWE at various times from 1993 through 2000, and performed under the name “Luna” Vachon. She last performed for WWE in early 2000.

August 27, 2010

WWE Studios announced today that WWE® Superstar Adam “Edge” Copeland will co-star in the studios’ upcoming action-comedy, “Bending the Rules,” alongside co-stars Jamie Kennedy, Jennifer Esposito, Alicia Witt, Kevin Weisman, Philip Baker Hall and Jessica Walter. The film has begun principal photography in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.

August 16, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® today announced that it has teamed up with Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) for an in-restaurant promotion, beginning Monday, August 23 through Sunday, September 12 in close to 7,000 BURGER KING® locations in the U.S.

WWE Superstars Triple H®, John Cena® and Undertaker® will be featured on more than five million exclusive Superstar plush toys inside BK® Kids Meals.

August 13, 2010
Statement regarding Lance McNaught

World Wrestling Entertainment was informed Friday morning by Lance McNaught's father that he has passed away of apparent heart failure. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the McNaught family. Mr. McNaught was under contract beginning March 2003, performing under the name "Lance Cade", and was released October 2008. He returned to FCW, WWE's developmental territory, in September 2009, and was released in April 2010.

August 9, 2010

STAMFORD, Conn., August 9, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment®’s second largest annual pay-per-view, SummerSlam, will take place Sunday, August 15, 5pmPT/8ET live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Presented by 7-Eleven and Slim Jim, fans in more than 100 countries will watch the event in 20 different languages.  SummerSlam has turned from a standalone pay-per-view event into a weekend-long celebration with various activities throughout Los Angeles that place an emphasis on community and charitable outreach.

August 8, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today the that 7-Eleven and Slim Jim are co-presenting partners of its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday, August 15 at 5pmPT/8ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. SummerSlam weekend kicks-off Thursday, August 12, and includes a two-day fan extravaganza, SummerSlam Axxess, at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, sponsored the National Guard. Other national, blue-chip companies sponsoring the weekend’s activities include Topps, Mattel, THQ and Twix, as well as 7-Eleven and Slim Jim.

August 5, 2010

STAMFORD, Conn., August 5, 2010 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Revenues totaled $106.8 million in the second quarter, yielding operating income of $10.3 million and net income of $6.3 million, or $0.08 per share. Impacting comparability to the prior year quarter is the timing of our annual WrestleMania® event, which occurred in the first quarter of 2010 and the second quarter of 2009.

August 2, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today that WWE Superstar Triple H, a 13-time World Champion, is the newest member of the MDA’s Muscle Team, a group of celebrity activists dedicated to building awareness for MDA.   Triple H will begin appearing in print, video, radio and digital public service advertisements for MDA’s new “Make A Muscle, Make A Difference” campaign in August.

July 30, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share on its Class A shares of common stock. As previously announced, members of the McMahon family have waived $0.12 per share of the dividends.

July 26, 2010

DALLAS & Stamford Conn., (July 26, 2010) – After success with its World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) promotion last year, 7-Eleven, Inc. roars back into the ring this summer as a sponsor of SummerSlam, WWE’s biggest pay-per-view event of the summer. The convenience retailer has beefed up this year’s promotion, running now through Aug. 31, with double the variety of cups and double the WWE Superstars. In addition, the updated program features new products and online elements, including the opportunity to become a masked WWE Superstar.

July 22, 2010

For the second consecutive year, NBC and World Wrestling Entertainment® will bring the world’s biggest pop culture event to network television when WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere airs Saturday, August 7 at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT. The special will feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVI set to music from today’s hottest acts in one lightning-fast hour of family-friendly programming.

July 15, 2010

DALLAS (July 15, 2010) – Tomorrow, 7-Eleven, Inc. will launch its third ‘Coffee Cup With A Cause’ campaign, this time offering a cup designed by WWE Superstar John Cena. Cena fans can make their way into any of the participating 7-Eleven stores across the United States to purchase the signature cup beginning sold today through Aug. 31 or while supplies last. Proceeds from the sale of the Cena’s cup will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with a guaranteed $250,000 minimum donation by 7-Eleven.

July 14, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2010 second quarter results on August 5, 2010, 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. 

July 7, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that tickets for WWE SummerSlam Axxess, presented by National Guard, will go on sale this Saturday, July 10 at 10 AM PT through Ticketmaster.

WWE SummerSlam Axxess will take place Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 at Nokia Plaza at LA Live in Los Angeles, CA. The two-day extravaganza will give thousands of fans an unprecedented chance to interact with their favorite WWE Superstars and Divas, witness live in-ring matches, participate in question and answer sessions, create their own WWE Superstar entrance, get WWE airbrushed tattoos and more.

July 6, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Expo 2010 Shanghai today announced that they will present the first live sports entertainment event in China on Sunday, August 22 at 7 PM (local Shanghai time) in the Expo Cultural Center. The 90 minute event, titled “WWE Raw® Presents SummerSlam®” will feature WWE Superstars John Cena®, Rey Mysterio®, Chris Jericho® and others.

June 25, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and YouTube announced today a multi-year partnership that will make full episodes of WWE “Friday Night SmackDown®,” “WWE NXT™,” “WWE Superstars” and “ECW®,” available at WWE’s official YouTubeÔ channel (www.YouTube.com/WWE). This marks one of the first times that YouTube will feature complete episodes of primetime television programs on their site.   

June 7, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced that Eddie Hill will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Marketing, effective June 7, 2010. Hill will be responsible for providing strategic direction around WWE’s branding and promotions, television tune-in, pay-per-view events, network affiliate marketing, WWE Studios and market research.

June 7, 2010

WWE Studios announced today that actors Kevin Corrigan (“American Gangster”), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) and Annabeth Gish (“The West Wing”) have joined WWE® Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque (“Blade: Trinity”) in the cast of the studios’ upcoming comedy, “The Chaperone.” The film will begin principal photography today in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.

June 2, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, Donna Goldsmith, will participate in the Noble Financial Sixth Annual Equity Conference, on June 7, 2010, in Hollywood, FL.

May 21, 2010

WWE Superstar Carlito (Carlos Colon) has been released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract as of today May 21, 2010. Carlito’s termination was due to his first violation of the WWE Wellness Program and his subsequent refusal to attend a rehabilitation facility.

May 12, 2010

In the month of March, World Wrestling Entertainment®’s flagship website, WWE.com, had more U.S. visits than premiere pop culture and sports hubs Nickelodeon.com, PerezHilton.com, CBS.com, NBC.com,  NBA.com and NFL.com, according to Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence provider.

May 11, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, Donna Goldsmith, will participate in the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, on May 17, 2010, in Boston, MA.

May 6, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Revenues totaled $138.7 million as compared to $107.8 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $37.3 million as compared to $16.7 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $24.7 million, or $0.33 per share, as compared to $10.3 million, or $0.14 per share in the prior year quarter.

April 30, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share on its Class A shares of common stock.  As previously announced, members of the McMahon family have waived $0.12 per share of the dividends.  As a result, all Class A and Class B shares owned by the McMahon family will instead receive dividends in the amount of $0.24 per share.  The record date for the dividend will be June 15, 2010, and the payment date will be June 25, 2010. 

April 19, 2010

WWE Studios announced today that actors Michael Rapaport (“Prison Break”), Parker Posey (“Highland Park”), Julie White (“Transformers 2”), Michael Cudlitz (“Southland”) and Bruce Dern (“The Big Valley”) have joined WWE Superstar Triple H (“Blade: Trinity”) in the cast of the studios’ upcoming suspense drama, “Killing Karma.” Principal photography has begun in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.

April 15, 2010

PHOENIX –Liam Jose, Gabe Murrell and La’Quan Deen were crowned national champions in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge on March 27, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and World Wrestling Entertainment®, with support from Mattel and DK Publishing.

April 14, 2010

STAMFORD, CT., April 14, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2010 first quarter results on May 6, 2010, 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.

April 13, 2010

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 13, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) and Syfy announced today a multi-year agreement that brings Friday Night SmackDown® to the “Imagine Greater” network beginning in October 2010.  Friday Night SmackDown will premiere on its new home October 1st at 8:00 PM ET. The program, which debuted more than 10 years ago, is one of the longest-running, weekly episodic shows on television.

April 9, 2010
WWE Superstars & Divas on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition This Sunday

Big Show, R-Truth and The Bella Twins join the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team this Sunday as the show comes to the aid of the Amanda and Derrick Suggs. The young couple just started their own family when they adopted Amanda’s younger siblings to prevent them from being separated in foster care. In the episode, Jake receives a special WWE-themed bedroom courtesy of the WWE Superstars and Divas. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sunday night at 8/7 CT on ABC.

April 3, 2010
Statement on the Passing of Chris Kanyon

World Wrestling Entertainment® would like to express its deepest condolences to Christopher Klucsaritis’ family and friends on his tragic passing.  Klucsaritis was under contract with WWE from March 2001 until February 2004 and performed under the name "Chris Kanyon."

March 31, 2010

Make-A-Wish Foundation, WWE, Teamed to Thrill 35 Wish Kids at WrestleMania XXVI

WWE Superstar John Cena Honored with Make-A-Wish Celebrity Award

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and World Wrestling Entertainment® collaborated together to grant the wishes of 35 children with life-threatening medical conditions to attend WrestleMania XXVI in Glendale, Ariz., on March 28.  Once again the excitement and spectacle of the world’s biggest sports entertainment event was also once again one of the most popular draws for wish kids.

March 28, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ – March 28, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment® made history tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, as WrestleMania XXVI grossed $5.8 million, becoming the highest grossing and attended entertainment event ever held at the stadium. The previous record was a U2 concert on October 20, 2009 that attracted 50,775 fans and grossed $4.9 million. 72,219 fans from all 50 states and 26 countries attended the sold out event, outdrawing Super Bowl XLII (71,101 attendance) in the same building.

March 23, 2010

Tonight, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho will join talk show host George Lopez on Lopez Tonight at 11 ET/10 CT. The show airs on TBS. Also on tonight, John Cena will be a special guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. ET/11:35 CT on NBC. MVP will be featured on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric Wednesday night at 6:30 ET/5:30 CT. The show will feature MVP's recent appointment as National Guard Youth ChalleNGe spokesman as well as his participation in a Congressional Panel discussing the future of the program. Finally, United States and Unified Tag Team Champion The Miz joins G4’s Attack of the Show Thursday night, March 25, at 7 ET/6 CT.

March 22, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that baseball legend Robert "Bob" Uecker will be “in the front row” when he is inducted into the WWE® Hall of Fame.

March 22, 2010
WWE Statement on the Passing of Mikel Scicluna

World Wrestling Entertainment® was saddened to learn of the passing of one of the company’s Hall of Fame members, Mikel Scicluna. The company would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Scicluna’s family and friends. Mikel Scicluna was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. He performed as the “Baron" Mikel Scicluna, working with WWE for three decades. During his career, he won both the United States Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship.

March 15, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Gorgeous George, the man often credited with creating American pop culture and who set the standard for future WWE Superstars and influenced such greats as Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Bob Dylan, will be inducted into the WWE® Hall of Fame on March 27, 2010. 

March 15, 2010
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has named Tandy O’Donoghue Vice President of Operations & New Business Development.
March 12, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is currently featured in the March issue of The Wall Street Journal Magazine. The feature includes a taped interview with Triple H that is also available online. To read more please click here.

March 10, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, April 30th, 2010, at the Company headquarters.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET.  

March 5,2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the ROTH 22nd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in Dana Point, CA.

February 25, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) today announced the creation of a new online ticket hub for all WWE live events, available at WWE.com.  The comprehensive destination provides WWE fans with access to all WWE live event tickets in North America as well as premium seats to select events through Ticketmaster, a wholly owned subsidiary of Live Nation.

February 22, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® and Slim Jim® announced today an integrated promotional deal.  Slim Jim, a ConAgra Foods® brand, will be the “Official Meat Snack of WWE” and is the presenting sponsor of WWE’s WrestleMania® XXVI, in Glendale, Arizona on March 28 and SummerSlam®, in Los Angeles, California on August 15.

February 19, 2010

Amy Madigan and WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® Also Star in the Coming-of-Age Film

WWE Studios announced today that award-winning actor Ed Harris (“Pollock,” “Apollo 13,” “The Truman Show”) will headline the cast of the (tentatively titled) film, “Big Red.” Chase Ellison (“Tooth Fairy”), Molly Parker (“Deadwood”), Daniel Roebuck (“Final Destination”), WWE Superstar Randy Orton, Mia Rose Frampton (“Make It or Break It”) and Amy Madigan (“Carnivale”) will also star in this family-friendly movie, scheduled to begin principal photography in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 23, 2010.

February 16, 2010
World Wrestling Entertainment® and Syfy today announced the next generation of reality television with the debut of WWE NXT, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on Syfy. 
February 11, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that Basil V. DeVito, Jr. has been elected to its Board of Directors.

February 11, 2010

STAMFORD, Conn., February 11, 2010 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009.  Revenues totaled $117.3 million as compared to $125.4 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $17.8 million as compared to $23.3 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $11.2 million, or $0.15 per share, as compared to $13.6 million, or $0.18 per share, in the prior year quarter. 

February 5, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share on its Class A shares of common stock.  As previously announced, members of the McMahon family have waived $0.12 per share of the dividends.  As a result, all Class A and Class B shares owned by the McMahon family will instead receive dividends in the amount of $0.24 per share.  The record date for the dividend will be March 15, 2010, and the payment date will be March 25, 2010.  

February 1, 2010
WWE Statement on the Passing of Jack Brisco

World Wrestling Entertainment® has been made aware of the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Jack Brisco. The WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Brisco family. Mr. Brisco was under contract with WWE from 1984 to 1985 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. Jack Brisco was one of the most decorated performers in sports entertainment history, and a bona fide legend in Florida and the southeastern United States.

February 1, 2010

The Atlanta Sports Council, Georgia World Congress Center Authority and World Wrestling Entertainment® are proud to announce that the Georgia Dome will host WrestleMania XXVII on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Click here to read more.

January 29, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that tickets for WrestleMania Axxess will go on sale this Saturday, January 30 at 10 AM MT. WrestleMania Axxess will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, AZ from Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, 2010. Click here to read more.

January 22, 2010
WWE Superstar Chris Jericho on Men's Fitness Cover

Chris Jericho graces the cover of the latest 'Men's Fitness' magazine. Get your copy of the March 2010 issue, available January 25, to reach about Jericho's road to Superstardom, plus get exercise tips and his on-the-go workout routine. Click here to read more.

January 22, 2010
WWE and AmeriCares partner to help Haiti

WWE and AmeriCares have teamed to help in the relief efforts for more than three million people impacted by the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Join the WWE Universe and get in the corner of those affected by the disaster. Click here to read more.

January 20, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2009 fourth quarter and full year results on Thursday, February 11, 2010, 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.

January 19, 2010

STAMFORD, Conn., January 19, 2010- WWE Studios today announced that it will self-distribute and market its upcoming slate of nine films beginning with the summer release of the drama “Brother’s Keeper” (working title) starring Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover and WWE Superstar John Cena®. Samuel Goldwyn Films will be WWE Studios’ theatrical distribution partner in the U.S. Vivendi Entertainment will be WWE Studios’ domestic DVD distribution partner.

January 7, 2010

WWE executives Donna Goldsmith, COO, Michelle Wilson, EVP, Marketing and Stephanie McMahon, EVP, Creative Development & Operations were featured in the January issue of Continental Magazine.

January 7, 2010

STAMFORD, CT, January 7, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment® and Kmart announced today they have again collaborated to create “Royal Riches,” an exclusive, multiplatform marketing promotion supporting WWE’s first pay-per-view event of 2010, Royal Rumble®. Royal Rumble is taking place Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., marking the kick off to the “Road to WrestleMania® XXVI.”    

January 7, 2010

STAMFORD, Conn., January 7, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Andrew Whitaker will take on additional responsibilities and head up WWE International effective immediately.

January 05, 2010

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (January 5, 2010) – World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) and Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today debut the most comprehensive portfolio of WWE® action figures and accessories for fans of all ages on store shelves worldwide. Mattel will manufacture, market and distribute the exclusive line of WWE action figures and accessories. These two leading entertainment brands will bring the thrill of WWE home in a new and fun way to the more than half a billion television households that view WWE programming worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 16 million viewers tune in each week to "Monday Night Raw®," "Friday Night SmackDown®," "ECW®" and "WWE Superstars."