As we reported earlier today, WWE stock is up big time after the major announcement that Fox would be acquiring Smackdown Live in a billion-dollar-plus deal that will see the Blue Brand return to its former home on Friday nights. The market closed with WWE stock at $57.86 per share, up more than 12.5%.
Earlier in the day stock reached a stunningly high 59.45 which will stand as the all-time high. And that comes just days after stock jumped nearly $7 per share with the announcement that NBC Universal will be keeping WWE RAW in a deal worth nearly triple the show’s current value.
WWE Hidden Gems Coming to the Network
WWE.com has a new article up looking at their new “Hidden Gems” Collection heading to the WWE Network this Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. Apparently there will be new Gems added every Thursday going forward, spanning the last 60 years of pro wrestling history. Here’s a look at what to expect from this week’s batch:
A look at Jack Brisco’s rise to the top of the NWASome vintage Iron Sheik content from the late 1970sDavid Fon Erich vs. Haryley Race, 2-Out-of-3 FallsRoddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine from a 1983 NWA live eventPaul Bearer introduces Lex Luger on 1984 CWF TVA Legends Battle Royal from a 1987 WWE live eventDusty Rhodes introduces “The Natural” on 1988 FCW TVSgt. Slaughter vs. Yokozuna from 1992 WWE SuperstarsRon Simmons vs. Big Van Vader from a 1992 WCW live eventEddie Guerrero vs. Jushin Liger from a 1995 WCW Main EventChris Jericho’s ECW singles debut against Rob Van Dam