Shane McMahon Thanks Fans For Support
Following his helicopter emergency landing yesterday, Shane McMahon Tweeted the following:
I am humbled by the outpouring of love and good wishes. Feeling so blessed and grateful today.
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 20, 2017
WWE and Mattel Launch Girls Product Line
WWE has issued the following press release:
MATTEL AND WWE® LAUNCH GIRLS PRODUCT LINE
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., and STAMFORD, Conn., July 20, 2017 – Mattel and WWE are launching a girls’ product line that features the first-ever fashion dolls of Nikki and Brie Bella, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Alicia Fox and Eva Marie, to leverage the popularity of WWE’s female Superstars and give its sizable girl fan base a new way to connect with their favorite brands.
The new WWE Superstars product line, which was revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con, offers fans an original way to play and includes the following:
- 12” fashion dolls that are articulated and come with multiple fashions inspired by Nikki and Brie Bella, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Alicia Fox and Eva Marie.
- Role Play items that include a WWE Women’s Championship title belt with authentic styling and sleek metallic medallions, in addition to fun accessories like a Bayley-inspired headband and Sasha Bank’s “Legit Boss” rings.
- Action figures that have deluxe articulation and bold ring looks that include the Superstar’s iconic accessories.
This is the first time female WWE Superstars will have a fashion doll and role-playing line, in addition to the action figures inspired by their in-ring characters. The dolls will be available for preorder online only at Toysrus.com beginning Monday, July 24, and exclusively at Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide and Toysrus.com this September.
“The launch of the first-ever WWE girls’ product line is a significant moment in the evolution of not only our female Superstars, but our entire company,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “We are honored to partner with Mattel to provide kids with another way to connect with our incredible female performers who inspire confidence and strength.”
“At Mattel, we have a deep understanding of how girls play and are proud to be WWE’s partner in bringing the first ever female Superstar fashion doll line to fans, said Lori Pantel, SVP and GM for Girl’s Toy Box. “This line shows girls that they too can be a WWE Superstar and fits well within our portfolio of girl’s brands by offering unique doll aesthetics with empowering messages.”
GLOW Founder to Speak Out About Netflix Series
The following has been issued:
Los Angeles – July 20, 2017 – The new Netflix series “GLOW” has helped jumpstart interest in women’s wrestling, building on the momentum created by WOW-Women Of Wrestling and other events. With the series at its halfway point, GLOW-Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling founder David McLane gives his been-there, created-that perspective on the latest episode – and details his adventures with creating the show that changed women’s wrestling – Sunday night, July 23 on Maria Menounos’ web series “AfterBuzz.”
He will be joined by original GLOW Girl, Little Egypt, sports writer, Bill Hanstock, “AfterBuzz” host Rick Hong and former Miss Teen USA, Candice Cruz.
David McLane is the pioneer of modern women’s wrestling, having conceived of a show that pulled women’s wrestling out of the sleazy, mud wrestling stigma and in the process created one of the big syndicated TV hits of the 1980s. He is now the business partner of L.A. Lakers’ Owner and President, Jeanie Buss in today’s all-female league: WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING, which is bringing entertaining, inspiring women’s wrestling to a new generation.
In a further sign of the growing popularity of the sport, MGM Television recently announced that Mark Burnett, MGM’s President, Television Group & Digital, is partnering with Buss and McLane to develop new content across a range of unscripted programming and digital formats forWOW. “AfterBuzz” viewers will have the unique opportunity to learn insights into past and future personalities and the drama surrounding the sport’s ever growing popularity.
The hour-long broadcast kicks off live on the “AfterBuzz” YouTube channel at 3 pm (PST, 6 pm EST.