WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is an entertainment-based performance theater. It is currently run by Vince McMahon and is known for its wrestling events. The organization has a history of producing pay-per-view events that pit Raw against Smackdown. AJ Styles holds the WWE World Championship, and the company has recently returned to the road after taking a break.
WWE is an entertainment-based performance theatre
As part of its transition to become an entertainment-based performance theatre, WWE has changed its relationship with television markets. Traditionally, wrestling live events served as a staple of the industry. They were a way for fans to see big-name stars in their hometown. However, with the growth of national television, WWE‘s relationship with live television markets has transformed dramatically.
The rise of WWE‘s television product on a global scale has increased the demand for tickets and boosted the perception of the product’s quality. This increased demand for tickets has driven WWE‘s move to larger arenas. It has also reduced the access of WWE to local markets.
WWE isn’t yet sold
There has been a lot of talk about the sale of WWE. Rumors started swirling around in January, with some even suggesting that the company is being bought by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
However, that hasn’t been the case. Instead, the WWE is reportedly in talks with several possible buyers. Some financial heavy hitters, like the Raine Group, are said to be interested, but not yet involved.
The sale is likely to take place sometime in the next three to six months, though it isn’t clear when. The company is exploring all options and has hired JPMorgan to advise on the possibility.
Raw vs Smackdown pay-per-view events
The gimmick aficionados will likely be happy to know that there are many ways to watch WWE, including live and on demand. This includes DISH. All WWE PPV events are available in high definition. Aside from the obvious PPV shows, the network also broadcasts weekly television programs, such as Raw, SmackDown, and NXT.
In addition to the aforementioned PPVs, WWE has been promoting touring rosters in the past. While not as exciting as the onslaught of a new wrestler, these events have helped keep the dwindling fanbase occupied. These events have also been the conduits for promoting newer and more interesting talent, such as the likes of AJ Styles, Randy Orton, and Nikki Bella.
AJ Styles holds the WWE World Championship
AJ Styles is one of the biggest names in pro wrestling today. He’s won a staggering five TNA championships, he’s also won the WWE World Championship, and he’s become a fan favorite. AJ Styles was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 1977. His family moved to Gainsville, Georgia, when he was a year old. This was where he went to school.
After completing his high school education, AJ Styles entered Anderson University in South Carolina. Eventually, he joined the Ring of Honor, where he began making a name for himself.
When he left Ring of Honor, he joined the WWE. During his first two years in the WWE, he was a top midcarder. It was around this time that he started to develop a darker side.
Paul Levesque replaces Vince McMahon as chief content officer
Paul “Triple H” Levesque has been appointed the Chief Content Officer of WWE, replacing Vince McMahon. Levesque had been the EVP of talent, creative and live events since 2011.
The new CEO and CCO will report to Nick Khan. They will also be responsible for the development of talent, the production of live events and the creation of storylines on the company’s flagship shows.
Triple H has been involved in the company’s operations for decades. He was an executive vice president of talent relations before he took over creative responsibilities. Previously, Triple H worked in the company as a wrestler and an in-ring competitor.
WWE’s return to the road
WWE is set to make its return to the road, and it will be a major milestone in the company’s history. The tour will start in July and take place through Labor Day. It is believed to be the first time that the company has been on the road since March 2020.
As a prelude to the road trip, the company has announced 25 stops on their schedule. They will be hosting Raw and SmackDown shows on the road. In addition to the main events, the company will also be running a handful of split-branded house shows.
For those fans who have yet to experience a WWE live event, it is worth noting that the company will be doing a series of “Supershow” shows at various locations throughout the United States. These shows are a chance for fans to see their favorite Superstars together on the same stage.