Prediction for WWE TV Deal?

Dear Scott,

1- Do you think NBC will announce a new TV deal with WWE during its upfronts on Thursday?

2- If yes, how much do you think WWE will receive?  WWE received $106 million for US TV rights last year, and Vince said a stock analyst could put him in a hammerlock if the new deal isn't at least double 2013's number.

​1.  That appears to be the impending announcement, yes.
2.  ​I think they'll get an increase, but not crazy, and not double.  I'd say $180 million.  

Heyman’s Nitro Prediction

Hi Scott, hope you are well.

Thought you might get a kick out of this. Paul Heyman showing his awesome prognostication skills in the summer of '95, in regards to the chances of Monday Nitro succeeding. Love the line about WCW having a 46 year old guy who only cares about getting laid.

Though to be fair, few people were predicting success for the show.

Nobody was.  Everyone from the smarks to Meltzer to, as you note here, Paul Heyman, was predicting that it would be a slaughter the likes of which we wouldn't see again until TNA tried the same thing a few years ago.  

The Wrestlemania Buyrate Prediction Pool

Time to get your picks in for the WMXXIX buyrate! Quick rules:

-nwa88 is running this whole thing, I’m just the one posting it, though I did come up with the original idea.  If there’s any disputes it’s his call.

-Polls close once the WM pre-show starts. Any entries after that will not count. Those who have already made their prediction (see below) are free to change it up until then.

-Duplicate picks are not allowed, and there is no tiebreaker.

-You have to state the values as
they would in the actual financials — to two decimals places (i.e.
1.358 million buys would not be a valid guess).

-As of right now there’s no prize for the winner other than bragging rights, though we’re working on getting Scott to do a rant or something for whoever wins.

 Here are the picks so far:

Ryan Murphy in for 2.1m
Ian Austin in for 1.9m
J.T. Murphy in for 1.6m
Rocks in for 1.51m
ThePat in for 1.5m
Andrew Dean in for 1.45m
Zanadude (a sarcastic or maybe not) in for 1.4m
Words Of Lightning in for 1.35m
KingDiamond03 in for 1.33m
chefazzy in for 1.32m
Tommy_Wiseau in for 1.31m
Scott Keith in for 1.3m
ONITA100 in for 1.29m
AmericanWolves02 in for 1.28m
Dynamic_dave in for 1.27m
20 Foot Ladder in for 1.26m
Marsolo in for 1.25m
Kbwrestlingreviews in for 1.24m
NewKidsOnTheBlog in for 1.23m
Voth22 in for 1.22m
JohnPetuka in for 1.21m
Slapdabass in for 1.2m
DrinkingMilk in for 1.19m
Kbjone in for 1.18
WaylonMercy24 in for 1.17m
Cabspaintedyellow in for 1.16m
Chris Olejko in for 1.15m
Bruce Chung in for 1.14m
Matthew Graham 1.13m
Mr_E_Mahn in for 1.12m
Eric Griffith in for 1.11m
The Fuj in for 1.1m
SlaughterRama in for 1.09m
Brickcity Pauly in for 1.08m
Hbkslush in for 1.07m
Nick Saikley in for 1.06m
Joe in for 1.05m
Rick Poehling in for 1.04m
YK2310 in for 1.03m
Kyle Warne in for 1.02m
Philippe Tca in for 1.01m
Flair4dagold in for 1m
pbreathing in for 999k
Mulkeymania in for 998k   
Chris Jordan in for 997k
MikeyMike2323 in for 996k
jvc113 in for 995k
MVPete in for 994k
Curtis Williams in for 990k
Ryan Norcross in for 986k
Greg Phillips in for 985k
Jobber123 in for 980k
WhoDatNinja 975k
MadDogJoeDeCurso in for 965k
Nwa88 in for 962k
Brian_Bayless in for 959k
JoseGomez in for 950k
Seth Thrasher in for 930k
Cultstatus in for 925k
Ziggaman730 in for 920k
Jeff Vinson in for 915k
theJawas in for 910k
Adam Curry in for 900k
Stuart_Chartock in for 885k
Worst_in_the_World in for 875k
Knuckleberry Pinn in for 825k
Gin Chan in for 800k
VintageGamer in for 750k
White Thunder in for 700k
Donald Paluga in for 575k