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Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, AEW NJPW, and more.

Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, AEW NJPW, and more.

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United States

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Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, AEW NJPW, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Stephanie McMahon takes leave of absence from WWE

5/22/2022
Stephanie McMahon announced on Thursday she's taking a leave of absence from WWE. AEW was barely represented at the network upfronts, in contrast to WWE's representation. And Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of Monday's WWE Raw taping. Video version: https://youtu.be/UbcV3aNjP9c 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ 🌐 Website:...

Duration:01:25:35

Roman Reigns taking fewer dates

5/15/2022
Brandon Thurston is joined by Jesse Collings this week to talk about Roman Reigns reportedly taking fewer dates with WWE and what effect that might have on business. NXT is returning to running house shows for the first time since early 2020. And more. While we were recording, Buffalo Community Fridges announced they were no longer accepting monetary donations. The value of all super chats from the live streamed version of this podcast have been matched and donated instead to FeedMore WNY....

Duration:01:45:03

Peacock saves WWE's popularity, Q1 2022 earnings

5/8/2022
WWE's Q1 earnings call indicates Wrestlemania this year had its biggest audience. Premium live events moving to a higher reach platform, Peacock, are coinciding with some measures of fan interest for WWE stabilizing after multiple years of decline. 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ 🌐 Website: https://wrestlenomics.com 🐦Brandon Thurston...

Duration:01:17:36

AEW and WWE TV rights value

5/1/2022
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk the week's wrestling business news. AEW and WWE's are likely nearing negotiation time for their current U.S. live rights agreements. Brandon gives a detailed breakdown on how those rights might be valued. Video version: https://youtu.be/kjE6tUqj9-M 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ 🌐 Website:...

Duration:01:38:18

State of AEW and WWE fan popularity

4/24/2022
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss various consumer-driven metrics for AEW and WWE over time. Plus an assessment of the state of the media ecosystem as Netflix subscribers stall and CNN+ is shutdown soon after launching. 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio with Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Subscribe to our weekly podcast:...

Duration:01:22:57

Warner-Discovery merger's effect on AEW

4/17/2022
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about the week's wrestling business news, including how the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery could affect AEW, and why this probably isn't AOL-TimeWarner/WCW in 2001 all over again. Video version: https://youtu.be/NWcXCDiK2lQ A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get: Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership...

Duration:01:19:04

Wrestlemania business, WWE's proxy statement; Tony Khan on ROH, bots

4/10/2022
More business news coming out of Wrestlemania as Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo who returns from his week in Dallas. WWE was the subject of articles from CNBC and ESPN. The company's annual proxy statement discloses top executives' pay and other details. Plus, Tony Khan says AEW is the target of a bot campaign and talks about Ring of Honor's outlook in media interviews. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7_mocGAnRU A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a...

Duration:01:35:13

The business of Wrestlemania 38

4/3/2022
More than 65,000 fans were in attendance for Night 1 of Wrestlemania. WWE, as always, announced a bigger number. Brandon Thurston is joined by Jesse Collings who subs in for Chris Gullo this week, to discuss WWE president Nick Khan’s recent media appearances leading up to Wrestlemania. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnobp6bLYgQ A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get: Nearly daily TV ratings reports,...

Duration:01:46:28

Triple H retires as wrestler, continues as executive

3/27/2022
"Triple H" Paul Levesque announced his retirement as a wrestler this week and discussed his future as a WWE executive. We look at Wrestlemania attendance as the two-day event is a week away. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo go over ticket sales for other live events for Wrestlemania week. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKdnzMenQRQ A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get: Nearly daily TV ratings...

Duration:01:28:48

WWE responds to MLW's antitrust lawsuit

3/20/2022
WWE responds to MLW's antitrust lawsuit. We have an updated breakdown of viewership demographics by race. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about WWE introducing a new class of Performance Center recruits. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SIKjAkgt18 A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get: Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated...

Duration:01:11:03

AEW Revolution PPV buys, WWE2K22 is released

3/13/2022
AEW Revolution pay-per-view business. WWE2K22 is a pivotal release for the partnership with Take Two. Plus, Tony Khan says he will book Ring of Honor. Vince McMahon and Nick Khan get raises. And we look at what Apple TV+'s new deal with MLB tells us about the outlook of media rights fees for wrestling. 📺 Tune in to Live TV Ratings talk with Brandon Thurston every Thursday at 5:30pm ET! 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Listen to our weekly podcast:...

Duration:01:06:26

Tony Khan buys ROH, Vince talks to McAfee

3/6/2022
Tony Khan bought Ring of Honor. Vince McMahon had his first live interview since 2014. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo look at AEW's pay-per-view and streaming potential ahead of the Revolution event tonight. Plus, a breakdown of the latest Google Trends data for major wrestling companies. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHr918NI-bI Get the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at...

Duration:01:47:15

AEW SVP Chris Harrington talks wrestling business ahead of Revolution

3/1/2022
"Mookie" Chris Harrington, All Elite Wrestling's Senior Vice President of Business Strategy, and the creator of Wrestlenomics, talks with Brandon Thurston ahead of the AEW Revolution pay-per-view this Sunday. Just $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Wrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com! Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Music...

Duration:00:49:57

Wrestlemania attendance outlook

2/27/2022
Vince McMahon and Steve Austin are likely to have matches at WrestleMania as about one-third of the inventory of tickets for the two-day event are still left to be sold. Plus we look at AEW Revolution tickets and consider a report that the secondary market is going to make a half-million dollar profit on resales. Get the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at https://payhip.com/b/po9tM. 📺 Tune...

Duration:01:08:04

Cody Rhodes leaves AEW

2/20/2022
One of the founding members of All Elite Wrestling moves on, as Cody Rhodes and AEW announced this week the former is leaving the company. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss what might have led to his exit and what his future, likely with WWE, may be like. Plus, WWE stock continues to climb and outperform the market. Brandon's new financial estimate argues WWE will need live streaming distribution as a component of its next live broadcast rights deal. Video version:...

Duration:01:25:38

Estimating how much revenue AEW makes

2/13/2022
We estimate All Elite Wrestling made about $84 million in revenue in 2021. Brandon Thurston breaks down AEW's revenue sources and how much he believes the company made in 2021 and 2020. Plus, Brandon and Chris Gullo discuss whether YouTube view data or quarter-hour viewership is a better indicator of interest in TV segments. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tGj_zcLoI Get the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at...

Duration:01:26:45

WWE Q4 2021 and full year earnings report

2/6/2022
WWE reported its Q4 and full year 2021 earnings on Thursday. The company made more than $1 billion in revenue and $180 million in net income for the year, both new records. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo go into depth on comments of Nick Khan, the few words from Vince McMahon, and all we learned about WWE's business and its outlook going forward. Get the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at...

Duration:02:03:25

WWE Q4 2021 Earnings Preview

2/1/2022
Brandon Thurston is joined by MJ from NJ to preview WWE's next earnings report and conference call, coming up on Thursday after the close of the market. This podcast is an edited audio version of the YouTube live stream version of this podcast, which was longer and had a few audio issues: https://youtu.be/k3myNNQX-gg 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Listen to our weekly podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ 🌐 Website:...

Duration:01:49:00

Who will buy WWE's next-day rights?

1/30/2022
WWE president Nick Khan spoke with the Sports Business Journal this past week, days before the outlet also reported Disney+ Hotstar acquired WWE Network rights in Indonesia. As terms for next-day rights to Raw and Smackdown, currently held by Hulu, near expiration, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the possible suitors for that content. Plus, some news about WWE possibly outsourcing its live events capabilities and about AEW's relationships with advertisers. 📺 Tune in to Live TV...

Duration:01:28:31

New Japan back on AXS

1/23/2022
New Japan returned to AXS TV this week and we have the exclusive ratings breakdown for the program as well as the final airings for New Japan in 2019. We’ll look at how the New Japan TV audience might differ from Impact and others in wrestling. Raw and NXT will be preempted due to the Olympics for two weeks in February. Plus, we take questions from our subscribers. Video version: https://youtu.be/tIyxI05kOLA A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the...

Duration:01:27:48