[03/14/11 - 09:01 AM]
Drew Carey Enters WWE(R) Hall of Fame
The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs Monday, April 4 at 8:00/7:00c on USA.

[via press release from WWE]

Drew Carey Enters WWE(R) Hall of Fame

STAMFORD, Conn. -- WWE is proud to announce the newest member of the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame - comedian and game show host Drew Carey. The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony presented by THQ's WWE All Stars(TM) will take place at the Phillips Arena on Saturday, April 2 and the one-hour TV special will air Monday, April 4 at 8/7c on USA Network.

Drew Carey is the latest member of the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Pete Rose, Bob Uecker and William "Refrigerator" Perry. Other members of the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Class include "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels(R), "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and the original WWE Diva, Sunny(TM).

Carey established his place in WWE history as a surprise entrant in the 2001 Royal Rumble(R). However, Carey's fortunes quickly turned, when the massive WWE Superstar Kane(R) entered the ring, prompting Carey to eliminate himself from the match.

Carey, a former United States Marine Reservist, is the host of The Price Is Right and star of The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Carey will lead a cast of improvisation all-stars, including Ryan Styles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood and Kathy Kinney, in the new series Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, which premieres April 11 at 8 pm ET/PT on GSN. Each episode will showcase a half-hour of improvised sketch comedy complete with audience participation.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; the need for continually developing creative and entertaining programming; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent McMahon; the conditions of the markets in which we compete; acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to regulatory and litigation matters; risks resulting from the highly competitive nature of our markets; the importance of protecting our intellectual property and complying with the intellectual property rights of others; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to our film business and any new business initiative which we may undertake; risks relating to the large number of shares of common stock controlled by members of the McMahon family; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. In addition, our dividend is significant and is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends, general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant, including a waiver by the McMahon family of a portion of the dividends.

  [march 2011]  


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