PURCHASE | 50 Years of WWE
In a news conference today, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced the launch of the WWE Network. Here are some key points which WWE promise to be the most innovative network in history. From February 24th 2014 the WWE Network will be available to fans after Monday Night RAW. The first PPV to be showcased on the WWE Network will be Wrestlemania 30.
- WWE Network will be the first network to launch with a 24/7 service
- On demand library from any device
- Scheduled programming
- Live content
- Second Screen Experience
- All 12 Live WWE PPV events will be available at no additional charge (including Wrestlemania)
- Future live daily studio shows
- Post and Pre Shows of RAW and Smackdown
- Resolution of 720p
- Launching WWE Network worldwide late 2014/early 2015.
The cost of the WWE Network will be $9.99 per month. The cost of the 12 PPV’s per year is currently $675 which WWE have identified as already being value for money for WWE fans.
Stephanie McMahon has also announced “Legends House”. Eight WWE legends including Rowdy Roddy Piper, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and The Fink are all featured.
Wrestlemania Rewind is the second new series which features content dating back 30 years to Wrestlemania 1.
WWE Countdown gives fans the option of voting and ranking a series of subjects including best catchphrase, entrance music, finishing move and favourite turns.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels were introduced to discuss the Monday Night War (WWF vs WCW) which is also featured on the “50 Years of WWE” which can be purchased on the link above.
A bunch of other things happened afterwards including John Cena and Stone Cold making an appearance along with some WWE Suits. Check out some exclusive photo’s from the conference.
GFX by David Bosworth (@Boz_Worth)
Everybody knows we’re huge WWE and Movies fans, so it made perfect sense for the first “Mash Up” to be a combination of the WWE and the recently-released “Thor: The Dark World”. Our resident movie reviewer, GFX designer and all-around good guy @Boz_Worth created a brand new poster which integrated the two, and highlights the currently storyline of “The Authority” (Triple H / Stephanie McMahon) as the center focus replacing Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). Let us know what you think by using the Hashtag #HHKMovies on Twitter, and look out for more HHK Mash-Up’s in the future.
As we head towards Sunday’s event “Night of Champions”, Hall of Famer Jim Ross has officially announced his retirement from the WWE. After twenty years of working as a commentator for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown, and his efforts in the Corporate side of the business, Jim Ross has explained he’s concentrating on his personal business ventures. Jim Ross made his debut in the WWE at Wrestlemania IX in 1993, and was introduced into the Hall of Fame by Stone Cold Steve Austin in 2007. You can watch the Jim Ross Hall of Fame video below.
This Sunday WWE fans across the world will be tuning into the 2013 Money In The Bank show, to see a number of high profile matches which is bound to give us new champions. The previous MITB champion Dolph Ziggler cashed in his MITB contact on RAW after defeating former champion Alberto Del Rio in one of my personal highlights in WWE in the last 12 months. The full card is listed below, who do you think will come out on top?
The Sheild vs The Usos
John Cena vs Mark Henry
Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Christian vs. Kane vs. Rob Van Dam
Chris Jericho vs. Ryback
Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Fandango vs. Jack Swagger vs. Antonio Cesaro
Curtis Axel vs. The Miz
AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn
Kinetik TV Episode 1 – http://bit.ly/w7nFyp
U.K Hip-Hop artist Kinetik has recently began a brand new online series titled “Kinetik TV“, and an episode that pulls on my heartstrings has to be shared – WWE Hall of Fame. For the Hip-Hop Kings readers who follow both me (@HHKDotCom) and Kinetik (@IAmKinetik) on Twitter, we both frequently speak about the WWE (formally WWF) and our thoughts and opinions being life-long fans of the sport. Kinetik tells fans who he would nominate to be in the Hall of Fame, and what happens to Vince McMahon if it doesn’t happen. You can click the link above to watch Kinetik TV episode 1, however you can watch Kinetik TV – Episode 2 - WWE Hall of Fame on the youtube player below.