Vince McMahon says NXT drove decision for brand split
During a WWE conference call on Thursday morning following the reveal of WWE’s Q2 2016 financial report, Vince McMahon said the growth of NXT and the WWE Performance Center drove the decision to bring back the brand split on WWE television per a recap by Prowrestling.net. He said the brand split allows them to produce more Pay Per View and live events adding, “It’s a really big move on revenue and on the brand in general.”
Flo Rida concert
WWE, the Barclays Center and iHeartMedia have partnered to present a special WWE SummerSlam Concert on Thursday, August 18 featuring Flo Ride and Jason Derulo. WWE stars Stephanie McMahon, Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, The New Day, The Bella Twins, Big Show, The Miz, Maryse, R-Truth, Charlotte, Dana Brooke, The Usos and Naomi are all advertised to appear. Proceeds will help benefit Connor’s Cure. Tickets go on sale this Friday (July 29).
The Rock’s HBO show renewed
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed on Instagram today that his HBO show “Ballers” has already been renewed by the network for a third season.
BREAKING: Baller alert. After just two episodes into our SEASON 2 of #Ballers, @HBO has ordered SEASON 3! Congratulations to our hard working cast, crew, producers and our show’s creator Stephen Levinson. Thank you to our home network HBO (Plepler, Bloys & brilliant team) for the commitment & long term vision of our show. To all our BALLER FANS out there – THANK YOU! Millions of you tune in every week to join us on this crazy journey of chasin’ greatness and dealin’ with life’s pain… and the greatest compliment we always hear from you is that we’re real and authentic. Means the world considering how close this character is to my bones. Now that you know there’s gonna be a Season 3.. you’ll be watchin’ this season with a different eye. Enjoy and have fun with it and above all else… Ball so hard. #Ballers SUNDAY NIGHTS 10pm on @HBO @sevenbucksprod