– Vince McMahon praised WWE’s brand extension during today’s fourth-quarter 2016 earnings call. Vince said he believes the brand extension is working “extremely well” as they expected. They are seeing crossover with RAW and SmackDown viewers but they’re also introducing new viewers to SmackDown, which is what they have been trying to do.
Vince also talked about how there will be opportunities to keep talents fresh as they go from brand to brand, saying it’s hard to create new stars with just one show but the brand split allows other talents to get a chance to climb the ladder of success. He used Roman Reigns potentially jumping to SmackDown as an example.
– JBL announced on Twitter that his Legends with JBL series on the WWE Network has come to an end. He also noted that there is still another episode with Jimmy Hart that has yet to air. This will most-likely be the final episode for the series.