World Wrestling Entertainment issued the following press release today, touting the impressive popularity of their official website, WWE.com:
WWE.COM BEATS DISNEY
STAMFORD, Conn., May 13, 2009 – In the month of April, World Wrestling Entertainment®’s flagship website, WWE.com, had more U.S. visits than premiere pop culture and sports hubs Disney.com, TMZ.com, Hulu.com, PerezHilton.com, CBS.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, NBA.com and NFL.com, according to Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence provider.
WWE.com also reported a staggering 18 million unique visitors, 28.3 million video streams, and a record breaking 663.1 million page views for the month of April. The monthly page views represent a 62% increase from April 2008. Page views per visit also increased 57% to an average of 17.2 pageshttp://rajah.com/base/node/16022/edit viewed versus 10.9 pages per visit in April 2008 (source: Omniture – Worldwide).
Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
– Earlier today, we reported that Eric Bischoff commended Jim Ross for a previous blog where he defended his decision to stick with WWE through thick and thin. TNA announcer Jeremy Borash posted a message on his Twitter page today taking a different approach, said he doesn’t understand why JR needs to defend himself to anybody. Borash wrote, “Why does Jim Ross feel the need to defend himself? Dude, people love you. Learn to love yourself… for it is the greatest love of all.”
– Rey Mysterio was injured on Tuesday night during his match with Shelton Benjamin. Jim Ross wrote about the situation in his latest JRsBarBQ.com blog, “Rey Mysterio got banged up by a very physical Shelton Benjamin in a match that will air Thursday night,” Ross said on JRsBarBQ.com. “Benjamin’s aggression banged up the IC Champion to the level that Rey was unable to make much of an impact on Friday Night Smackdown but somehow the incredible Mysterio does manage to put his unique stamp on Friday night’s show.” Ross added that Rey’s Intercontinental title defense against Chris Jericho this Sunday at Judgment day is “definitely still on” and he expects that “it will likely be a viable candidate for match of the PPV.”
– Jim Ross also had some choice words in his blog for Linda Bollea, estranged wife of WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. “Is any one else getting really tired of the drama that Hulk’ s apparent, soon to be ex-wife continues to create? Divorces are generally not a cool thing with which to deal, I know as I am a veteran of such domestic skirmishes, but this one has taken on a life of its own and the lawyers are laughing all the way to the bank. Linda Hogan hiring TWO body guards to “protect” her from Hulk is damn near laughable and it would be if it weren’t so pathetic.”