The Next Rock In FCW?, WWE Films Plans, Creative
-- WWE Studios will be releasing the final three movies that were part of the new business model over the next six months. Regarding the future of WWE Studios, Vince McMahon said during today's conference call that "there is an adjustment and an ongoing evaluation with this category."
-- WWE is not planning on adding NXT and Superstars back to their TV line-up before the year is over, despite rumors earlier this year. WWE has lost $9 million in TV rights revenue this year due to not having the shows on TV for months.
-- Here are some more notes from today's WWE shareholders call hosted by Vince McMahon:
- The current distribution deal for RAW lasts through October of 2014. Regarding WWE being able to use RAW content on the new Network, they are still having talks on the window of time involved but Vince noted said that the short answer is yes, RAW content would be used on the Network.
- Vince laughingly said the company feels 99-100% of their talents in FCW could be the next "The Rock."
- The change in creative direction going into Money in the Bank was brought up and how things calmed back down after that. Officials were asked if the reality-based booking would continue or if something else contributed to the big buzz being stalled. Vince responded that he didn't understand the question and feels that WWE still has a buzz around their brand, a buzz that continues to build. Vince is as optimistic today about the future as he ever has been.
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