Hulk Hogan Awarded Punitive Damages
Hulk Hogan has been awarded a further $25 million in punitive damages relating to the Gawker sex tape lawsuit. This includes $15 million from Gawker itself and $10 million from owner Nick Denton. This brings Hogan’s total to about $140 million.
This still doesn’t mean he will actually end up with anything close to this amount in a lump sum. It depends on Gawker and Denton’s finances and their ability to pay. They are also filing an appeal, which in theory could overturn the decision.
All You Can Watch For Wrestlemania
WrestleMania Week on WWE Network and USA Network
WWE Universe, get ready for WrestleMania 32 with unprecedented programming, exclusively on WWE Network and USA Network.
MONDAY, MARCH 28
Raw – LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network
WWE 24: Thank You Daniel – immediately following Raw on WWE Network
Join in celebrating the amazing career of Daniel Bryan with this WWE Network special. Use #THANKYOUDANIEL to send your own personal video message to the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion via social media, and you may even see it appear on the program!
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
Legends with JBL: Michael Hayes – 8-9:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network
JBL interviews 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Michael Hayes and discusses the Fabulous Freebird’s legendary career in the ring, his creative role behind the scenes, as well as the controversies surrounding him.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
WWE NXT – 8-9:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network
Watch the hottest up-and-coming Superstars compete in hard-hitting, high-flying matches to prove they have what it takes to succeed in WWE.
WWE Ride Along: California Car Ride – 9-9:30 p.m. ET on WWE Network
On The Road to WrestleMania, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose get chased by fans, while Paige and Alicia Fox engage in some Diva hijinks.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
SmackDown – 8/7 C on USA Network
SmackDown will feature LIVE segments from AT&T Stadium just days before WrestleMania 32.
Stone Cold Podcast LIVE! with Mick Foley – LIVE immediately following SmackDown on WWE Network
WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin sits down for a no-holds-barred interview with The Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, live from WrestleMania Axxess.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
NXT TakeOver: Dallas Pre-Show – LIVE at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT on WWE Network and more platforms
WWE’s panel of experts previews all the latest updates before NXT TakeOver: Dallas. Watch live on the award-winning WWE Network, as well as for free on WWE.com, the WWE App, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
NXT TakeOver: Dallas – LIVE at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. on WWE Network
Just two days before WWE invades Dallas for The Show of Shows, the WWE Universe will get to see NXT Superstars on their biggest stage at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
WWE Hall of Fame 2016 Red Carpet – LIVE from 7-8:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network
Join host Maria Menounos LIVE from the red carpet at WWE’s most star-studded event of the year. Watch all the glitz and glamour as Superstars, Divas, Legends and celebrities tell all on the eve of WrestleMania.
WWE Hall of Fame 2016 – LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network
“The Icon” Sting headlines the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The most glamorous WWE tradition comes to you LIVE from the American Airlines Center deep in the heart of Texas.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
WrestleMania 32 Kickoff – LIVE from 5-7:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network and more platforms
The Road to WrestleMania comes to an end as the WWE Universe prepares for the biggest event of the year. Join an all-star panel of WWE Superstars, Legends and analysts LIVE from Dallas as they preview all the action leading up to WrestleMania 32. The special two-hour Kickoff airs live on the award-winning WWE Network, as well as streams for free on WWE.com, the WWE App, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
WrestleMania 32 – LIVE at 7:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network
WrestleMania is back and bigger than ever when Roman Reigns looks to dethrone Triple H to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Shane McMahon battles The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell, Dean Ambrose challenges “The Beast” Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred Street Fight, and much more! Find out who will conquer and who will fall at WrestleMania 32.
MONDAY, APRIL 4
Raw Pre-Show – LIVE from 7:30-8:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network
WWE’s panel of experts brings you an exclusive preview of the most must-see Raw of the year, featuring all the fallout from WrestleMania 32.
Raw – LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
WWE Hall of Fame 2016 – Immediately following SmackDown on USA Network
Meanwhile music act Fifth Harmony will be opening the event itself singing America the Beautiful:
As first reported by USA Today, WWE has announced that pop sensation Fifth Harmony will perform “America the Beautiful,” kicking off WrestleMania on Sunday, April 3, in front of the WWE Universe at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and live on WWE Network around the world. Fifth Harmony will join the likes of renowned artists Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and John Legend who have opened WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza.
“We are so excited to be a part of this year’s WrestleMania!” the group said. “It’s such an honor to be chosen to perform at one of WWE’s biggest events. We can’t wait to see everyone in Arlington!”
“WWE has a long tradition of attracting the world’s most popular artists to perform at our biggest event of the year,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Fifth Harmony will continue this great tradition as we look forward to their much-anticipated performance at this year’s WrestleMania.”
Rock’s Under Armour Gear Sells Out
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