Linda McMahon Update, Drew McIntyre/WWE, Khali, RAW, More

Ryan Clark

  • WWE Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon was on â<80><9c>Mad Moneyâ<80> with Jim Cramer last night on CNBC. Cramer was very complimentary of WWE as he said that their stock is a â<80><9c>dream come true. â<80><9c> He said that investors are reluctant to buy the stock because they do not know about WWE and look down on the product. He noted that the stock produces a high dividend yield and has high growth potential. Linda was brought on the show after Cramerâ<80><99>s introduction as she talked about WWEâ<80><99>s international growth. McMahon talked about WWE opening offices in Australia, China, and Japan. She commented on the successful tours of the company in Western Europe and said that the company was looking to expand in Eastern Europe. Cramer questioned McMahon about international live event attendance vs. domestic live event attendance, asking if todayâ<80><99>s international live event attendance is like domestic events ten years ago. Linda said that while domestic business is picking up, they are not selling out live events like they are internationally. She said that domestic business is a growth opportunity. Linda said that the reason they doubled the stock dividend is because the McMahon family owns approximately 70 percent of WWE stock so they wanted to reward common shareholders and long-term investors. She said they also wanted to preserve cash for future investments. Cramer asked Linda if Wall Street under-covers the product because they do not know much about it. McMahon said that WWE is constantly trying to tell their story and the company is committed to doing a better job of marketing. The segment ended with Linda plugging WrestleMania XXIV on March 30. She said the company has sold 61,000 tickets with $5.5 million gross revenue. Linda gave Cramer a WWE Championship spinner belt for him to wear. Cramer concluded by telling Linda, â<80><9c>Thanks for making everyone money.â<80>
  • The Daily Record out of the United Kingdom has an interesting interview with WWE superstar Drew McIntyre. The publication describes McIntyre as WWEâ<80><99>s first true Scottish wrestler and talks about how at the age of only 22 he is already a professional wrestling veteran, having started his career at age 14. McIntyre said that he has a hard time convincing Americans that he is really Scottish. He also tells a funny story about his WWE television debut on SmackDown as he didnâ<80><99>t tell any of his friends about it until the show was getting ready to air.
  • Merinews.com out of India has an article now online on The Great Khaliâ<80><99>s 10 second win on last nightâ<80><99>s edition of ECW on Sci-Fi. Khaliâ<80><99>s WWE fame has made him very famous in the country as his every move is monitored.
  • There is an Internet presale ongoing to obtain tickets to the May 19th Raw at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City. The password is BOOTSY and you can obtain tickets through Ticketmaster. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 AM on Saturday.’
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