VIP AUDIO 1/1 – 10 YRS AGO James Caldwell Audio Update (12-1-05): Michaels, Cena, TNA departure, WWE Financials (42 min)

January 1, 2016

SUMMARY: This week, PWTorch columnist James Caldwell’s view from the front row includes a look at WWE’s financial report, where WWE is making up for lost TV advertising revenue, the reality of WWE generating enough web advertising to replace TV ads, how WWE inflated ratings figures, the millions of dollars being invested in WWE’s website, how Wall Street reacted to WWE’s earnings report, the potential for WWE to continue a positive trend the rest of the year, the use of Eddie on Smackdown, where the big picture problem overrides the small picture, the Smackdown title picture, why Shawn Michaels should be protected, Triple H and WWE paying attention to detail, John Cena’s marketing, brand ambiguity related to Big Show on Raw and Smackdown, TNA’s CEO leaving the company and what means for the company, why Jeff Jarrett’s face will be all over TNA programming now, why Dickerson’s departure could be devastating to TNA, the marketing of Jeff Jarrett, and more. […]

First entrant in 2016 Royal Rumble

December 28, 2015

Monday night on Raw, Big Show announced himself for the 2016 Royal Rumble match in four weeks. Show is the first announced entrant in the match. It was unclear if WWE is going with Show […]

WWE adds in-ring debuts to India Tour

December 22, 2015

Looking to increase interest in their tour of India, WWE has added a home-country flavor to the shows scheduled for January 15 and 16 in New Delhi, India. WWE announced that new Performance Center signings Lovepreet Sangha and […]

Saturday Torch Today – Brock is Back, Cena daps NXT, McMahon & Co. travel overseas, wrestlers doing good, NJPW prelude to Tokyo Dome, post-ROH PPV interviews, Barrett wants no part of SOTY, Kenny Dykstra update, Batista, Guatemala, Balor/EPL, Video – Carmella interview

December 19, 2015

TORCH TODAY – Saturday, December 19, 2015 – Brock Lesnar is back in the ring Saturday night in Los Angeles at The Forum (not Staples Center). Plus, ROH has post-PPV TV tapings. (Full Saturday Events […]

11/11 WWE in Rome, Italy: Ambrose vs. Owens, more

November 12, 2015

WWE Live show results November 11, 2015 Rome, Italy Full Results reported at Ric Flair opened the show as GM for the night. Flair acknowledged the injury to former WWE World Hvt. champion Seth […]

WWE unveils 16-man WWE Title tournament

November 9, 2015

Monday night on Raw, WWE revealed a 16-person bracket for the WWE Title tournament set to begin on this week’s Raw and Smackdown episodes leading into the Survivor Series PPV. Notably absent from the tournament […]

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