— Business Insider has a story on WWE’s free preview week, calling it a sign that the company doesn’t have the 1.4 million global subscribers it needs to make the Network profitable. The article doesn’t mention that the Network still isn’t available worldwide (just in the United States), but it does look at the “good” and “bad” of Network marketing promotions. It noted that if John Cena vs Brock Lesnar at Summerslam (which hasn’t been officially announced) isn’t a strong hook to get subscribers, then they will be out of look until the Royal Rumble.
— Jack Swagger vs. Rusev is confirmed for the WWE Battleground pay-per-view.
— Paul Heyman’s Heyman Hustle website has an exclusive gallery of 2014 World Cup models, including former WWE OVW Diva Bobbi Billard.
— Santino Marella was backstage at RAW in Montreal last night. There was a lot of talk regarding his retirement promo the night before in Toronto.