WWE Second Quarter Financials Coming July 31

Including updated Network subscribers.  This should be very interesting.


  1. ted says:

    This has nothing to do with being a wrestling fan.

    Heyo Reply:

    I don’t know. I’m keeping a close eye on this lone, because if the Network flops, everyone is expecting it to lose between $50 to $60 million this year. You know, around as much as WCW did in 2000.

    Hubcap Dave Reply:

    Well, remember to inflation-adjust that……

    I would be calling the Network a “flop” if it runs in the red to begin with. If the numbers are low, I’m sure the WWE will adjust their pricing model to be a more dynamic model than a one-price-fits-all scheme as it is now.

    Add in the fact that it has yet to become available to overseas customers, and I say it’s a long time before we can declare it a success or flop.

    Have ya’ll taken advantage of the free preview yet?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    No need to. I signed up for it two hours after it went live. It would have been faster had the site not been swamped.

  2. Hubcap Dave says:

    You, sir, have not been going to the same wrestling sites I have…….

    klunderbunker Reply:


    Hubcap Dave Reply:

    Sorry, that was supposed to be a reply to Ted.

    ted Reply:

    “You, sir, have not been going to the same wrestling sites I have…….”

    This is good bad?

    Perhaps I was to harsh. It should be more like I’m stunned fans care about any of this.

  3. Hubcap Dave says:

    That should read “I wouldn’t”

  4. Rocko says:

    I’m guessing once more content is up and it goes global, it will at least reach their goal. I don’t think it will hit 1 million just in the US.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    There’s one more thing that could help them a lot: Christmas. You can see the commercials from here.

  5. Hubcap Dave says:

    Ted, if you look at any sports fandom (especially nowadays), you can see a certain degree of interest in the financials of the sport from the fans. Whether it’s the salary cap in football, or free agent signings in MLB, or the mechanics of how to make trades make financial sense in the NBA, people pay attention to it. Why wouldn’t they for wrestling?

    I was listening to local sports radio yesterday. The show was talking about how the SF Giants building AT&T Park is what made them financially capable of having the success they’ve had in recent years.

    ted Reply:

    It surprises me. I just don’t understand how anyone could care about the financial side of a sport. I mean unless you have a stake. Why would it matter? Though it certainly seems people do. Just not my thing.

    Rocko Reply:

    It explains why certain things happen. Like why did WWE not push this guy or have this guy win. Or why Khali won the title (due to height and popularity in India). It matters because if you wanted, for example, Christian to be the face of the WWE and can’t understand why the WWE wouldn’t push him. There would be two things to look at. One would be if they are actually entertaining (which to me Christian is). If yes, then the reason they aren’t pushed more is due to business (which to WWE Christian is not a draw). I know that’s way over simplifying it (politics and other reasons come into play as well) but that’s the reason it matters.

    I may care a bit more than other people because I’m a business major and this stuff interests me. So I can get why you wouldn’t care.

    Now for actual sports, we only care due to it explaining why a team can’t keep this player or sign that player.

  6. ted says:

    Fair enough. Though I think sometimes people put to much on of a focus on the business side of it. As opposed to the performance side.

    Also is your name an undergrad reference?

    Rocko Reply:

    It is. Plus it fits for The Rock as well so I thought it would be appropriate. Never thought anyone would actually guess that.

  7. ted says:

    I love that show. I always hoped there would be a second season.