ProWrestling Fans WWE TNA Forum

Go Back   ProWrestling Fans WWE TNA Forum > Wrestling > General Wrestling

General Wrestling Any non-WWE/TNA wrestling discussion goes in here. This includes wrestling history.

*news* WWE U.K Expansion?
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07 Jul 2004, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Tom Hanks With-A the Aids
Forgotten Sin's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Posts: 22,635
Rep Power: 727
Forgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICKForgotten Sin is a STICK
Send a message via MSN to Forgotten Sin
Default *news* WWE U.K Expansion?

WWE sent out the following press release today.


World Wresting Entertainment?Launches
Major Brand Initiative For The UK

Year-Long Brand Push to Feature Production of Television Shows from UK, Increased Superstar Appearances, Advertising and Promotional Programs,
As First Stage of Global Expansion Plan

LONDON, England, July 7, 2004 ?In recognition of the passion of UK fans and business partners, World Wrestling Entertainment today said it will extend its brand presence significantly in the United Kingdom over the next year as part of a major global expansion initiative.

Building upon WWE successful UK TV and Live Event presence, the WWE brand initiative will introduce UK-based television production, additional live events, promotional programs, licensed product launches, and on-the-ground appearances from the larger-than-life WWE superstars.

Spearheading this initiative, the WWE will produce its two flagship television programs, Monday Night RAW and WWE SmackDown!, from the UK in front of sell-out crowds at the Manchester Evening News Arena in October 2004. This is first time ever that the two shows have been produced outside of North America.

Campaigns involving WWE commercial partners, including promotions, competitions, in-store appearances, school visits and new product launches featuring the WWE Superstars, are already in the planning stage. These are part of the UK-specific branding operation that will see a significant increase in presence for WWE licensees, retailers, promotional and media partners.

ur fans in the UK are incredible, and their loyalty, combined with the exceptional retail and licensing programs we have in the UK, is a linchpin to our strategy to expand WWE global presence,?said Shane McMahon, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Media. ur UK initiative is groundbreaking for us, our business partners, and our fans. It will develop the model we plan to use in other countries as we further implement our global expansion strategy.?

Leading up to the RAW and SmackDown! televised events in October, the WWE Superstars will perform to sold-out crowds in Belfast, Sheffield, Nottingham and London as part of a unique ouble header?WWE European tour where UK fans nationwide will be invited to be part of WWE history.

In April 2005, the WWE plans to return to the UK to produce again Monday Night RAW and WWE SmackDown!, triggering a second phase of promotions, sweepstakes and Superstar appearances

In support of this initiative, WWE is undertaking a UK-specific ad campaign that will result in greater awareness for the brand. Licensees, retailers, promotional and media partners will all focus their WWE efforts around the same brand message and as a result of these synergies, there will be a significant increase in activities developed for their consumers.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at and

UK Media Contact: Richard Dennis, RDA, + 44 (0) 207 376 3292

U. S. Media Contact: Gary Davis, 203-353-5066,

Investor contact: Michele Goldstein, 203-352-8642,

Trademarks: The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated.

That should be good for all you Fans in the UK.

Forgotten Sin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 Jul 2004, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
covblaze16 is on a distinguished road

WWE aren't even scheduled to be at the M.E.N arena this October. What's happening because i've bought WWE tickets for the 7th October event in Sheffield and i'm wondering if this will be a house show or what?

Anyone know ANYTHING?

covblaze16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 Jul 2004, 10:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Dukey's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 71
Rep Power: 0
Dukey can only hope to improveDukey can only hope to improve

i want more shows in AUS
Dukey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 Jul 2004, 09:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
covblaze16 is on a distinguished road

Anyone know any DECENT forums where you can get some answers??

Please let me know, cos this forum sucks!
covblaze16 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MGO MEME expansion trailer... The Glue Games & Technology 1 24 Jan 2009 04:27 PM
NFL Expansion Teams CK Sports 51 11 Jan 2007 06:17 PM
LA Expansion team CK Sports 8 02 Apr 2006 09:50 PM
NFL Playoff expansion unlikely Rebel Sports 8 19 May 2003 06:10 PM
What version/expansion of sims do you like best? DUMBASS Games & Technology 5 28 Apr 2003 12:03 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 AM.

Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.