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#41 El-P

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:15 AM

He should bring back the World Bodybuilding Federation while he's at it.

 

And ICOPRO. And The World. Now that would be a WWE Universe.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:58 AM

He should bring back the World Bodybuilding Federation while he's at it.

 
And ICOPRO. And The World. Now that would be a WWE Universe.

YOU GOTTA WANNIT!!

#43 El-P

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:33 AM

As I've been listening to Prichard's podcast quite a bit lately, I'm sooo hearing his Vince impersonation when I read that. Which makes it even more funny of course.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 06:58 AM


He should bring back the World Bodybuilding Federation while he's at it.

 
And ICOPRO. And The World. Now that would be a WWE Universe.

Bring back WWE New York

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:44 PM

Is the Total Divas franchise the only actually successful "outside traditional pro wrestling" project they've ever had? Obviously The World and the XFL were tremendous money losers, but I don't think any of their movies been successful (I seem to remember the first one breaking even, and the others all being diminishing returns).



#46 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:46 PM

The movies generally make money, but arent considered successful because they're all awful.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:49 PM

I wonder if he'll buy he Panthers



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:27 PM

I wonder if he'll buy he Panthers

 

I don't think he has the money for that, unless he finds some partners and/or leverages himself heavily



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

 

I wonder if he'll buy he Panthers

 

I don't think he has the money for that, unless he finds some partners and/or leverages himself heavily

 

 

Also, based on the issues that led Richardson to sell, I can't see Vince being an acceptable replacement.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:00 PM

 

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Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment has filed for five trademarks to "XFL."

 

it's becoming a reality



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:25 PM

Whoops. Double post. sorry.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:25 PM

On the talk of WWE Films, I think they're generally profitable and they did have somewhat of a hit on their hands with "The Call" in 2013. The budget was the usual $10 million or so (wiki says $13) and it ended up doing $68 in box office alone (I'm guessing DVD sales pushed it even higher). I'm not sure but at one point they also had a hand in one or two of The Rock's movies ("Walking Tall" and "The Rundown," I believe) and maybe they're doing the same with Cena now?

 

 

 

As for the XFL, yeah, if they attempt to re-launch, it is going to fail faster than the original. Part of me thinks that Vince was able to put on a smile and laugh off the fact that it was a disaster in the ESPN documentary, but under the skin it bugged the hell out of him and he wants to prove history wrong. Sadly for him, I can't see NBC or any other Network wanting to go 50-50 with him for something that is actually worse than "unproven" - it was a proven flop. 



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

Vince sells shares of WWE stock to fund Alpha Entertainment:

http://www.espn.com/...tertainment-llc

Full SEC filing form:

http://otp.investis....907&Index=10000

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:44 AM

Vince sells shares of WWE stock to fund Alpha Entertainment:

http://www.espn.com/...tertainment-llc

Full SEC filing form:

http://otp.investis....907&Index=10000

So, I have no idea of business ongoings and such. Yeah, I know, he makes money of it. But does this mean anything for WWE? Has he less power over things or anything like that?



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:31 AM

Not really (To my understanding). He still has 82.8% of the Class B voting stock and 41.8% common stock.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:36 AM

On the talk of WWE Films, I think they're generally profitable and they did have somewhat of a hit on their hands with "The Call" in 2013. The budget was the usual $10 million or so (wiki says $13) and it ended up doing $68 in box office alone (I'm guessing DVD sales pushed it even higher). I'm not sure but at one point they also had a hand in one or two of The Rock's movies ("Walking Tall" and "The Rundown," I believe) and maybe they're doing the same with Cena now?

 

 

 

As for the XFL, yeah, if they attempt to re-launch, it is going to fail faster than the original. Part of me thinks that Vince was able to put on a smile and laugh off the fact that it was a disaster in the ESPN documentary, but under the skin it bugged the hell out of him and he wants to prove history wrong. Sadly for him, I can't see NBC or any other Network wanting to go 50-50 with him for something that is actually worse than "unproven" - it was a proven flop. 

There's always a place somewhere for live sports. I was watching a dodgeball league on ESPN 2 the other night. (not even ESPN 8 - The Ocho, lol) There's always the WWE Network if they need a place to show it. 



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 12:00 AM

Meltzer said it would be terrible for business if they put it on the Network



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:26 AM

Sinclair seems like the perfect landing spot for an alt-right football league.

#59 flyonthewall2983

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:39 AM

Vince to make "major sports announcement" this afternoon



#60 SteveJRogers

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

Sinclair seems like the perfect landing spot for an alt-right football league.


Oddly the timing of when Vince is saying he wants this launched coincides with the possibility of gaining the financial support of a major thorn in the NFLs side since the 1980s suddenly having some free time on his hands.




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