boosts social media presence; Adds additional Facebook channels, by Greg Tingle
entertainment (professional wrestling + + +) giant, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment),
has further boosted its already impressive social media presence, with the additional
of extra Facebook sites Media Man reports.
content with its leading position in the sports entertainment world, with #1 position
in the social media charts for all things professional wrestling, Vince McMahon's
brainchild has added at least 3 more Facebook channels. These are as follows:
may be part of a strategy to further dominate social media rankings and scores.
The WWE fans are known to be some of the most socially active fans in the world
across platforms such as Facebook, and the WWE YouTube channel is often ranked
in the world's Top 10.
WWE social media channels include:
almost every single WWE sports entertainer has a Facebook and / or Twitter and
this year the WWE Mixed Match Challenge received great reviews however some within
the company were less than impressed with the Facebook results and performance
via WWE Mixed Match Challenge. Whatever the case, you win some - you lose some.
Clearly the WWE is winning in the cast majority of cases.
is currently in the process of finding their new major U.S based network channel.
They are currently signed to USA Network. This comes on the heels of the MMA organisation,
the UFC, inking a deal with ESPN + which has the sports media would buzzing, and
also speculating on what the true worth of the WWE may be from a sports entertainment
content provider - media rights perspective.
wrestling has long been a staple of the media, entertainment and broadcasting
industry. Little known fact to many is that some professional wrestling matches
were broadcast on radio before the advent of television. Professional boxing was
also broadcast via the wireless from time to time.
we are talking the wrestling - MMA connection, the most famous wrestler / martial
martial match of all time was held in Japan in 1976 and featured Muhammad Ali
vs Antonio Inoki.
WWE continues to develop its digital strategy and Australian fans would most likely
be aware of their presence via the 9GO!
website (via 9Now!) and Facebook
account, which has further helped position the WWE into the pop culture scene
in Australia with many discussing the WWE going ons at school, at the pub and
just about everywhere else. WWE merch favorite: t-shirts are not quite as popular
in Australia as they were back in the Monday
Night War days, where Austin 3:16 and nWo t-shirts were all the rage, but
with a rumoured Hulk Hogan return coming up later this year, could it be possible
that fans around the world will once again be wearing the red and yellow? Yes,
before you ask, Hulk Hogan does have an official
website - here, as done his long time nemeses (but good mate for real), 'Nature
Boy' Ric Flair.
plug for independent wrestlers:
done to Australia's IWA on their
ongoing success. The IWA will be appearing at The
Juniors Kingford, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, on Friday June 1st, 2008.
shout out to 'All In' for their
legit sell-out of 10,000 for the Sears Centre in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Many
of the All In talent are regulars in Japanese based promotion, New
fans, clearly its an exciting time to be a wrestling fan, even if one may argue
that the product is overexposed. This is likely a major reason the WWE is doing
more international tours, which is a smart business decision. Reminds us of when
U.S rock bands started to tour Australia more often from 1980. In reality, entertainment
groups generally have a state, national and international touring schedule, so
fans around the world get to perform in front of packed live audiences, as well
as facilitate the best ticket sales and merch numbers possible.
John Cena and Nikki Bella fans. Stay glued to social media and E! Will they get
back together? For our money, this is more interesting than the Royal Family stuff
that keeps getting shoved down everyone's throats via Australian newspapers and
television stations. We're with Peter
Fitz from Fairfax Media regarding the royals, and most of his other sports
battle for wrestling fans hearts, minds, eyeballs and wallets is alive and well,
and we wish ongoing success and health to all sports entertainers the world over.
booking food for thought:
polarizing figure Roman Reigns with Hulk Hogan, should the Hulkster return
Cactus Jack / Mick Foley manager a soon to be returning Dean Ambrose, as Ambrose
discovers his lunatic fringe
or a major WWE PPV: Kenny Omega
and C.M Punk turn up to challenge
AJ Styles to discover who the real Best In The World is. Yes, we know Punk is
under contract to the UFC.
Punk is rumoured to show up at All In in Chicago, which will help make Punk more
relevant in the pro wrestling world once again.
WWE Tour of Melbourne, Australia in October: Book a major angle with an NRL or
AFL player. This will help fill up the Melbourne Cricket Ground to capacity.
thanks to Daily Telegraph, News.com.au, Fox Sports for some pretty awesome WWE,
pro wrestling industry and UFC coverage this year. We have also noted that The
Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have lifted their game in this regard also,
and that ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone are also doing a fine job.
Shout out also to Charlotte journalist Mike
Mooneyham and American sports and wrestling producer and broadcaster / producer
Evan Ginzburg Giz is currently
working on some very exciting wrestling and non-wrestling projects, so look him
up. Last, but not least in the wrestling media / mover n shakers category, look
up long time WWE nemesis and former head honcho of WCW, Eric Bischoff. You won't
want to miss his 83 Weeks, focussed
on the Monday Night Wars. We promised Bruce
Prichard another plug of his Something
To Wrestling With. He's not also got Something
Else To Wrestle With all over the WWE Network, so the cat is out of the bag
and swinging all of the place
your fantasy booking ideas? Tell the WWE via their social media. Triple H went
on record to news media that "they read everything", so put it to the
test punters. See you at the matches.
To Wrestling With YouTube
To Wrestling With: MLW Radio Podcast Website
Juniors: Kingsford, Sydney, Australia. The IWA will be aiming to make this
more than just a one off appearance. Good on The Juniors for giving Australian
pro wrestling talent a great venue to showcase their wares in the Eastern Suburbs.
Jericho official website
Is Jericho. One of the greatest podcasts in the world. No longer on PodcastOne,
as is the case with Jim Ross and many others. Perhaps the wrestlers and wrestling
personalities formed an underground union and all decided to take their podcasts
away from the company that upset the apple cart with our late unmet friend, 'Rowdy'
Roddy Piper. Piper's presence is still felt in the professional wrestling industry
despite his passing. Big wrestling fans know some of the story considering Piper,
Ric Flair and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in the PodcastOne arena, so we won't repeat
it, but if you don't know it, it's worth looking up. The internet is an amazing
tool, and from time to time some of the wrestlers can be *ools while broadcasting
also. A line that had to be said.
Ross Report (Jim Ross) via YouTube
Ross Report via Westwood One
Place - JR's Blog
Weeks with Eric Bischoff
Monday Night RAW