• NBCUniversal CEO Comments On Possibly Buying WWE
Vince McMahon is back as the Chairman to potentially sell WWE.
Many companies are on the list of potential buyers and one of them is NBCUniversal.
During the recent Comcast earnings call, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell was asked about the possibility of acquiring WWE.
Below is what Jeff said:
“We are always looking for bolt-on acquisitions that bolster our businesses.
Two examples: we bought DreamWorks (Animation)… and it has been paying off steadily since our acquisition. Just now, with Puss In Boots (The Last Wish), which is a big hit at the box office and really our entrance back into the Shrek universe, continues to make that acquisition look really favorable.
And our Blumhouse investment over time, where we’re partners with Jason Blum, and we have a big hit, M3GAN, this month, which is coming out of that investment.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 30, 2011) – WWE Royal Rumble 2011 *Diesel Returns*
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 30, 2011, World Wrestling Entertainment aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
The winner of the first ever 40-man Royal Rumble match earned the right to challenge either the WWE Heavyweight Champion (RAW) or the World Heavyweight Champion (SmackDown!) for the title in one of the main events of WrestleMania 27.
The surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble match were Old School WWF Legends Diesel and Booker T.
World Heavyweight Championship: Edge (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Championship: The Miz (c) defeated Randy Orton
4-Way – WWE Divas Championship: Eve Torres defeated Layla, Michelle McCool and Natalya (c)
Alberto Del Rio won the 40-man Royal Rumble match