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The WWE Morning Paper: Bully Ray, Dean Ambrose, WWE Network

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So you’re getting ready for school or work in the morning and want to read up on fresh content before leaving for the day? Come read The WWE Morning Paper! This will be your weekday (possibly future weekends as well) hub for the latest news inside and outside the squared circle for Vince McMahon’s company as well as TNA sprinkled in (unless they get cancelled).

Here’s the wrestling information you need to know for August 19th, 2014 version of The WWE Morning Paper.

News

  • Wrestling Inc. has some small pieces of news for upcoming shows and the new Raw music.
  • As announced on Raw, John Cena will be back next week on Raw to address his SummerSlam loss.
  • WWE unveiled the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt on Raw last night. Here is Triple H with the title.

Rumors

  • More WWE 2K15 rumors are out.

Info on the upcoming video game isn’t as shrouded as it was before. The majority of the roster is now revealed, images and clips of the game are spreading across the Internet and one writer gave a hands-on preview.

Opinions

Using the same price worldwide is a bold choice. It’s part of the advertising strategy that WWE Chief Strategy and Financial Officer George Barrios laid out at the Needham & Company fireside chat on August 5. As I wrote in my recap of the webcast, Barrios noted that the WWE is “going to be using $9.99 everywhere” and that WWE was not “planning on charging more in other countries.”

A reason given for this approach was offered at the Needham conference. Barrios said that the WWE was going to buy a lot of “Search Engine Marketing” (SEM) and “Search Engine Optimization” (SEO) so the company could create “global awareness” for the WWE Network. Certainly using a single price point does provide for more cohesive promotions that won’t need to be customized by country.

  • In case you missed SummerSlam, check out our review of the event.
  • Be sure to check back here later today for our Raw review as well.
  • Keith Harris of Cageside Seats explains why Bully Ray leaving TNA is a bad sign for the company.

As we reported in our rumor-roundup earlier today, there’s a good chance that Bully Ray has worked his last date for TNA. Before explaining why this is a bad sign for TNA’s future, lets explain how this went down.

Video of the Day

  • What? It’s for charity!

It’s currently quiet in the news cycle right now, but more will be announced as the week goes on. What did you think of today’s news, rumors, and opinions?

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