— Two likely championship matches for the upcoming WWE Survivor Series
pay-per-view are AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship and
Sheamus vs. Rusev for the WWE United States Championship.
— As noted earlier here on the website, Randy Orton has been critical of
arena merchandising, re-tweeting fans who complained that at house shows, the
John Cena merchandise is front-and-center and that there isn’t enough Orton
Unlike Cesaro, who is reportedly in trouble for speaking out against another
Cena-Orton feud in a media interview, the belief is Orton will not see any
repercussions for speaking out, as he’s considered “bullet proof.”
The main reason WWE handles the merchandising setup the way that they do is
because as a general rule, heels don’t sell a lot of merchandise. Brock Lesnar
is considered an exception, as his stuff has been selling well. Regardless, Cena
sometimes out-sells everyone else combined in merchandise.
Orton’s merchandise will likely be presented in a better fashion once his
face turn, which is happening now, is complete.
— Below is a video announcement from Vince McMahon regarding a free
subscription to the WWE Network for the month of November.
As noted earlier on Thursday, WWE announced a 731,000 subscriber count for
the WWE Network during their third-quarter earnings report. As a result, WWE
immediately cancelled the six-month commitment and changed the month-to-month
subscription rate to $9.99.