According to The Wrestling Observer, one factor contributing to WWE's recent revenue loss is that its TV deal with France expires on July 4th, and it will not be renewed.
WWE debuted on NT1 in France back in 2006, but since then NT1 ownership has changed hands, and the network no longer feels WWE fits into its programming vision.
WWE will maintain a presence on cable and satellite in France, however it will lose network revenue as a result of losing the TV deal.
Comedian Talks Running into Punk
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias noted on Twitter that he recently ran into CM Punk in Chicago, and he posted the following account of their meeting:
"Best 24hr Chicago visit EVER!! Well it started off getting invited to a White Sox game by the team and then asked to throw out the first pitch (boom). They also made me a custom FLUFFY jersey… THAT FIT (woot woot) . From there I hit Portillos Hot Dogs for a round of goodness (chicken chopped salad and beef dip). Went out and got drunk off 7 Vodka/redbulls. Woke up with no hang over (r u s–tting me) Went on TV w/ WGN 9 to promote my #FluffyMovie . Got treated to breakfast (rare) and opened the news paper only to find that I made it to the cover of the sports section of the Chicago Sun Times for my perfect pitch (sorry 50 cent). From there I went on 3 more TV shows to talk about the #FluffyMovie and right back to Portillos for 1 more round. Topping off the night I had an amazing aged 75 day old rib eye that melted in my mouth and ran into my favorite wrestler CM PUNK. OMG!! Trip complete!!! #BestInTheWorld #Chicago"
Top 10 Funniest WWE Falls
WWE has released a new Top 10 video, featuring the funniest falls in company history: