– WWE’s long planned cable could debut as early as early next year, according to sources within the sports-entertainment organization. One source specifically states that a target date is set for February 24, 2014, which is the day after the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. While the date has yet to be confirmed by a second source, people in WWE are working under the assumption that the WWE Network will be launched within the first quarter of next year.
Update: WWE issued the following statement regarding the start date for the WWE Network: “As discussed on WWE’s last earnings call, we continue to aggressively pursue the launch of a WWE Network in 2014 via traditional and non-traditional distribution models; however no launch date has been confirmed.”
– SLAM! Wrestling has published a review of WWE’s Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection DVD and Blu-ray, which the columnist labels “all action, no words.”
“The great question heading into this review was whether or not the Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection would at least contain some interview clips with Bill Goldberg that would provide some insight on his career,” states Matthew Byer. “Unfortunately, there are absolutely none and that is really a shame because Goldberg in the late 1990s was at times rivaling Steve Austin in terms of popularity.”
– Antonio Cesaro’s swinging of Tensai on Raw is featured in this week’s “WWE Raw Slam of the Week.”