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Backstage News on Antonio Cesaro, WWE’s Revenue by Region, More

– To get an idea of where WWE’s revenue streams come from, here’s a breakdown by region:

* 74.4% from North America in April-June 2012, up from 72.2% in April-June 2011.

* 17.1% from Europe, the Middle East and Africa in April-June 2012. Down from 18.2% in April-June 2011.

* 5.9% from Asia Pacific in April-June 2012. Up from 5.8% in April-June 2011.

* 2.6% from Latin America in April-June 2012, down from 3.7% in April-June 2011.

– WWE is currently spending around $820,000 per TV taping. This is up from the $735,000 per taping they were spending the same time last year.

– WWE officials are said to be on the fence about SmackDown Superstar Antonio Cesaro, formerly known as Claudio Castagnoli on the independents. He’s considered by some to be a “now or never” talent and the hope is that he will have a breakout moment here soon.

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  • D1

    Wellsey you are not too bright. The purpose of “them stats” wasn’t to show an increase or decrease in total revenue. 100% will always be 100%. It was to show how that revenue is divided. These kinds of studies are usually done to show potential for growth and where to concentrate marketing efforts. It’s not rocket science.

  • poko

    WHF why is every article about the rock always everytime!!!! just let him go away and ‘act’ in sub-par movies

  • SYM

    @Jimbo Agreed he and Chris Hero have no business in WWE. Simply because WWE Creative will make them Look stupid, and because they aren’t a Tag Team.

  • Jimbo

    He seems awfully generic and bland. U mad, indie fanboys?

  • Eve’s left nipple

    He needs a new finisher to make his finish look more impactful, That Gotch neutralizer looks weak.

  • Fred

    Let him do the his UFO signature to show his strength would help the gimmick, and get rid of the rugby gear.

  • Tyson Kidd is better than everyone of you

    we want tyson kidd

  • Wellsy

    Them stats are pretty misleading. Just because a percentage has gone up, doesn’t mean the revenue has gone up.
    This report would have been a lot more useful had they posted what 100% was actually worth this year and last year. 2% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

  • Anh

    And if Kings of Wrestling reunite on WWE TV, shit just got serious.

  • Anh

    @Sam Peters: You mean Chris Hero ? He’s already in NXT with the name Kassius Ohno.

  • Sam Peters

    maybe they should leave him off for a while, bring his tag partner from ROH up to the main roster and have them two go for the tag titles