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@redyoshi:Hell, you play more matches as Randy Orton than Christian in it.

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Daniel Bryan's got a new shirt:

#4 Posted by DrX25 (1640 posts) -

Two WWE related things from Dave Meltzer:

1) The WWE Network subscription split is 872 000 domestic (including people VPNing The Network) with 128 000 foreign. Also, the break even number is 1.15 million worldwide.

2) Here's the Mania card that's supposedly been mentioned by Meltzer (as found on Reddit):

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns [set in stone]
Triple H vs. Sting [set in stone]
Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker
Rusev (c) vs. John Cena
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
Battle Royal
Divas Match
Tag Title Match

Again, this is just was someone posted on Reddit and gave Meltzer as a source, so take it with a grain of salt, but, if that's true, then Mania ain't so hot.

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@turboman said:

Them hitting a million now is a shock honestly. Apparently the free month in November really helped (anyone know if they forced your credit card to sign up?), and now they're doing another free month into WrestleMania.

I guess the UK numbers were very good along with the free month. Also, the build up to WrestleMania must be helping them tremendously (it certainly hasn't be the television shows).

Stock price is up to over $12.00 now, and I'm guessing it will grow from now until Mania and WWE subscription numbers drop again.

The craziest thing about all of this, if Dave Meltzer is to be believed, is that they had more new subscribers Monday and Today than Sunday. So, you have to figure that people got the network to see what all the fuss was about/needed the crazy backlash to remind them Mania season was starting than people actively going "I'm going to skip seeing The Royal Rumble live and sign up the day after". Hell maybe a bunch of people got it after going to Rumble parties.

Although, the thing to remember is that with all the ups and downs they've had with the Network, while 1 million was the original break even number at launch (i.e. US only), who knows what the current break even number is and we'll have to see how they answer any questions about profitability at the next investor's call.

Unrelated, I've been thinking about Reigns more and I think WWE got really lucky with the snow storm as, while he'll never get that 100% babyface reaction, the time between The Rumble and the next live show that matters (I'm not counting Smackdown) will probably temper people and won't have the chance to catch on like Bootista.

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I actually really liked Raw this week and it was quite easy to skip the Rumble replays and just watch the interview which actually work and highlighted just how played out and tired doing every promo in front of the crowd is. Also, I can't believe I'm saying this, but they actually managed to make a Reigns/Lesnar segment work. Although, I suspect that when they go back to the arena, just doing promos in front of the crowd and going back to Roman as Cena 2.0, we'll be going back to square one.

Also, in a funny note, you could hear someone whispering lines to Reigns during his first promo.

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Lucha Underground is running two episodes (don't know if they're reruns or new shows) starting at 8:30 PM.

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Here's WWE's official statement about Raw and Smackdown:

XL Center postpones Raw until Thursday

STAMFORD, Conn. – Due to the impending blizzard in the Northeast and statewide travel bans, WWE has postponed tonight’s live event in Hartford and cancelled tomorrow night’s live event in Boston; however, WWE will emanate live tonight at 8 p.m. ET from its studios in the Stamford world headquarters.

Ticket Information:

  • Hartford, Conn., XL Center: Tickets for tonight’s show in Hartford will be honored for a SmackDown event this Thursday, January 29 that will air live on Syfy.
  • Boston, Mass., TD Garden: Fans with tickets to tomorrow’s event in Boston will have the option of either exchanging tickets for an upcoming WWE event on Saturday, June 27 or obtaining a refund at point of purchase.
#10 Posted by DrX25 (1640 posts) -

From Good Ol' John Pollock:

Due to the weather conditions and travel ban issued in the state of Connetcicut, the WWE will not be going ahead with a live edition of Raw tonight from the XL Center in Hartford.

The WWE has yet to announce it officially but The LAW has confirmed that talent has been told the taping is off and to stay where they are.

The Smackdown tapings in Boston are in jeopardy but to our knowledge, no decision has been made for Tuesday night's tapings.

The LAW has also been told that a three-hour show will air from the WWE studios in Stamford and there may be some angles shot on the show tonight.

The WWE has informed us that a statement will be issued very shortly.

Credit: Live Audio Wrestling/Fight Network