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WWE Network gets new home in Philippines

Closing Bell / Friday, October 21, 2022
Disney+ has become the home of WWE Network in the Philippines as the streaming service is set to launch in the nation on Nov. 17. The Philippines is one of WWE’s most popular markets in terms of weekly viewership of "Raw" and "SmackDown." Disney and WWE announced a similar...

Closing Shot: Cashing In On A Cold Call

Weekly / Monday, September 12, 2022
It was the ultimate cold call. In 2006, the Nets were moving forward with plans to relocate to Brooklyn and become the first pro team in the New York City borough since the Dodgers headed west in 1957. To make the math work, the Nets...

Former Raiders President Dan Ventrelle joins WWE

Daily / Thursday, September 8, 2022
WWE today announced that former Raiders President DAN VENTRELLE will join the company as EVP/Talent, while MAURICE EDELSON will join as EVP/Chief Legal Officer. Ventrelle was president of the Raiders before departing in May, having first joined the team as an attorney in 2004....

More about moonshine

Weekly / Monday, August 15, 2022
What exactly is moonshine? Simply put, moonshine is an un-aged whiskey that typically uses a corn and sugar mash as the main ingredient. In comparison, traditional whiskey requires an aging process and often uses primary ingredients such as corn, barley, rye or wheat. Originally...

Buzzworthy: Sugarlands Distilling uses sports to get deals flowing

Weekly / Monday, August 15, 2022
For moonshine maker Sugarlands Distilling Co., the proof is literally in the Mason jar, but it’s also along the fairways of the Ryder Cup, the grandstands of Fenway Park, or the concourse of Caesars Superdome. It’s a heady approach as the challenger spirits brand uses sports...

WWE bringing WrestleMania back to Philadelphia in 2024

Daily / Wednesday, July 27, 2022
WWE is taking WrestleMania to Philadelphia, revealing this morning that Lincoln Financial Field will play host to WrestleMania 40 on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2024. It will mark the first time Philadelphia has played host to the event in 25 years, last doing so in 1999....

Closing Shot: Cultivating Careers

Weekly / Monday, June 13, 2022
Sun Roesslein was working toward her master’s in sports management, targeting a career as a softball coach, when she landed a summer job on the grounds crew at the home of the Atlantic League Lexington (Ky.) Legends. It wasn’t long before she made a major decision in...

Closing Shot: Ready To Serve

Weekly / Monday, May 30, 2022
Bruce Smith had the college football world in his hands. The 21-year-old running back for the Minnesota Golden Gophers had just led his team to the 1941 national championship, and on Dec. 7, was riding a train to New York to accept the Heisman Trophy. As the...

WWE, Fanatics agree to wide-ranging partnership

Morning Buzz / Monday, March 28, 2022
WWE and Fanatics reached a long-term partnership across e-commerce, licensed merchandise, trading cards and NFTs that will provide enhanced retail options for WWE fans. This summer, Fanatics will exclusively re-introduce a new, rapid e-commerce and mobile destination, WWE Shop, giving fans access to merchandise across all categories,...