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53: Wrestlenomics Radio: New WWE investor presentation, Australia PPV, India, All In, XFL

6/18/2018
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This week's program is brought to you by Dollar Shave Club, which delivers everything you need to look, feel, and smell your best! Check it all out at [dollarshaveclub.com/we](dollarshaveclub.com/we). Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss: * The latest update to the WWE investor presentation * Jeff Hardy pleading guilty to DWI * Killing the Business, Inc. * WWE and Nestle's "Choose Water" campaign * New details announced about WWE's PPV in Australia in...

Duration:01:32:26

53: Wrestlenomics Radio: CM Punk victorious in court, not in UFC

6/11/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss CM Punk and Colt Cabana's legal victory over Dr. Chris Amann and Punk's subsequent loss at UFC225 in Chicago. Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. 1 hour, 53 minutes this week! This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * NJPW Dominion: New President & CEO Harold Meij, Kenny Omega, Cow Palace * Mookie does some Wrestlenomics on...

Duration:01:17:34

52: Wrestlenomics Radio: CM Punk & Colt Cabana vs. Dr. Chris Amann trial

6/4/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss go in-depth, talking about the CM Punk and Colt Cabana vs. Dr. Chris Amann trial, notes from the first four days of the trial and the impact the podcast at the heart of the lawsuit had on the wrestling industry. Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. 1 hour, 32 minutes this week! This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * Vince...

Duration:02:06:54

51: Introducing Covert

5/30/2018
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Introducing a brand-new podcast from AudioBoom that we are really enjoying so far: Covert. Covert takes listeners inside the most dangerous military operations of all-time and along the way delving into the murky world of international espionage. Here is a brief clip from Episode #1 "The Killing of Osama Bin Laden". You can listen to the full show today be search for Covert on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from!

Duration:00:05:38

50: Wrestlenomics Radio: What would a tiered WWE Network look like? SmackDown's new deal, top WWE Instagram posts

5/28/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * SmackDown deal ($205M/year) * What would tiered WWE Network look like? * WWE Top 50 Instagram Likes WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM (sign-up for $5/month for weekly bonus audio at patreon.com/wrestlenomics) -- 2 hours, 33 minutes this week! This week's topics: * BTIG analysis of WWE stock * Brandon estimates WWE revenue through 2025 w/ DTC vs. B2B breakdown * Statements from...

Duration:00:59:30

49: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE RAW reportedly getting 3x raise, SmackDown moving?

5/21/2018
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This week's episode of Wrestlenomics Radio is brought to you by Dollar Shave Club! Dollar Shave Club delivers everything you need to look, feel, and smell your best. Check it out at http://dollarshaveclub.com/we. Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * WWE RAW will reportedly be renewed with USA Network at a rate of 3x * Is SmackDown moving to another network? * How will ever-growing TV rights fees affect...

Duration:01:34:59

48: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE implications from UFC-ESPN, Brandon's modern wrestling talk, Total Divas renewed, Starrcast

5/14/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * UFC signs deal with ESPN+, what this means for WWE's ongoing TV rights negotiations * Total Divas renewed for 2 more seasons * WWE files lawsuit against Transworld Television * Who's behind Starrcast * CM Punk doing meet & greet for Pro Wrestling Tees WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM (sign-up for $5/month for weekly bonus audio at patreon.com/wrestlenomics) -- 2 hours, 41...

Duration:01:31:08

47: WWE Q1 & business trends; NJPW Dontaku, Cow Palace ticket sales; All-In seating

5/7/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * WWE Q1 2018 brief overview * WWE business trends * Revisiting NXT and the launch of the WWE Network * WWE Co-President George Barrios' role in the company * NJPW Dontaku event attendance * NJPW Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi interview * NJPW Cow Palace Tickets * All-In Seating chart and ticket prices announced WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM (sign-up for $5/month for weekly bonus...

Duration:01:17:19

46: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE in Saudi Arabia, most recognizable pro wrestlers, BTIG upgrades WWE stock projection, All In

4/30/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * WWE in Saudi Arabia: Greatest Royal Rumble thoughts, the Daivri brothers angle, Roman Reigns, GSA's apology for female wrestlers appearing in a clip, Sami Zayn's non-appearance, the Saudi government's PR campaign * BTIG upgrades its WWE stock projection to $46 as the share price reaches $40 this past week. * Medium's study of which pro wrestlers are the most...

Duration:01:37:34

45: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE business analyses from JPMorgan and Needham, Saudi Arabia, WWE Board of Directors

4/23/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * Update on Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia * ESPN/Fox dual bid for UFC and implications for WWE * JPMorgan's analysis of WWE business * Needham's analysis of WWE business * WWE Board of Directors election from annual shareholders meeting SUPER-SERVE EDITION (sign-up for $5/month for weekly bonus audio at patreon.com/wrestlenomics) -- 2 hours+ this week! *...

Duration:02:15:57

32: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE talent contracts, Mixed Match Challenge, Lavie Margolin's TrumpMania

1/21/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * 00:02:44 WWE CFO George Barrios gives misinformation on talent contracts at Needham Conference * 00:35:27 Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook * 00:48:50 WWE 2017 attendance analysis * 01:03:28 Lavie Margolin joins us to talk about his new book, "TrumpMania", on Donald Trump's relationship with the McMahon family Go to patreon.com/wrestlenomics to become a Patreon...

Duration:02:55:01

31: Wrestlenomics Radio: RAW/SmackDown to Fox rumors, Wrestle Kingdom 12 follow-up, WWE stock price

1/13/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * 00:06:28 Could RAW and SmackDown rights move to FOX? * 00:49:40 WWE stock valuation * 01:44:42 Wrestle Kingdom 12 follow-up, piracy, NJPWWorld subscribers * 02:36:42 Gabe Sapolsky signs as consultant for WWE, All In, Daniel Bryan's contract status, Ludvig Borga, charities represented in Mixed Match Challenge. Become a Patreon supporter and see the show notes with...

Duration:03:00:46

30: Wrestlenomics Radio: Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPWWorld, 205 Live, WWE succession

1/6/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: 00:00:00 Wrestle Kingdom 12 thoughts, attendance, NJPWWorld subscribers 01:07:50 The intersection of aesthetics and economics in wrestling 01:14:28 205 Live house show canceled 01:19:46 WWE succession plans, upcoming George Barrios talk 01:41:21 Wells Fargo sets $43 stock target for WWE 01:50:19 Observer awards, Sheety awards Become a Patreon supporter and see the show...

Duration:02:02:28

29: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE's Iron Man, injuries; Biggest stories of 2017; WWF 1984-1990 gross income

12/30/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * 00:00:00 PowerPivot, Myers-Briggs * 00:11:45 WWE's Iron Man, injuries; NJPW WK12 attendance update * 01:03:28 Mookie crashes his car, Brandon runs over a porcupine * 01:12:45 WWF 1984-1990 gross income; WWE Live Events business; Biggest stories of the year; Year-end awards Become a Patreon supporter and see the show notes with exclusive detail, article links,...

Duration:02:41:08

28: Wrestlenomics Radio: Vince sells WWE stock for football, ROH record attendance, 2018 predictions

12/23/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * 00:00:00 Vince McMahon sells 4% of WWE shares for investments in football; XFL trademarks * 00:54:45 Former WWE BOD Bob Bowman left MLBAM over alleged misconduct * 01:05:36 Ring of Honor attendance records (Lavie Margolin article) * 01:22:38 Club WWN subscription service introduced, Update on exhibits in WWN/FloSports lawsuit * 01:36:01 Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt added...

Duration:02:22:55

27: Wrestlenomics Radio: Vince McMahon XFL rumors, Net Neutrality, new WWE Facebook show

12/17/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: -Vince McMahon forming Alpha Entertainment (UR Football League) -Buff Bagwell/Raven lawsuit update -WWE Mixed Match Challenge debuting live on Facebook, January 16 -How would the end of net neutrality affect pro wrestling? -Disney purchases 21st Century Fox -NXT viewership on USA Network -Mark Cuban on NJPW on AXS -The biggest Wrestlenomics stories 2017 -JPMorgan WWE...

Duration:03:23:21

26: Wrestlenomics Radio: Triple H beats Jinder in India, Bagwell/Raven lawsuit dropped, 205 Live house shows, latest Barrios talk

12/9/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: -WWE in New Delhi, HHH beats Jinder Mahal -WWE in Abu Dhabi -Buff Bagwell & Raven (Scott Levy) WWE Network royalties lawsuit dropped -205 Live house shows announced -NXT airing on USA Network as part of WWE week -WWE stadium PPV in Australia? -Review of WWE CFO George Barrios' talk at the UBS media conference This week’s episode is brought to you by SeatGeek! Make your...

Duration:02:51:23

25: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWN's iPPV buys, WON HOF results, Broken Matt, Cody/Bucks show & merch

12/3/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) discuss the week's topics in wrestling business news: -WWN's iPPV buys from 2015 and 2016 -FloSlam officially done -Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame results -NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 attendance update -Broken/Woken Matt Hardy IP coming to WWE -WWE surveys fans on celebrities -John Cena sued by Ford Motors for selling car -Cody Rhodes & Young Bucks search for 10,000-seat venue -WWE Studios changes vision Become a Patreon...

Duration:02:52:20

24: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE & UFC TV rights negotiations, WWE’s reduced PPV schedule, Wrestle Kingdom 12 update, Brandon’s life in wrestling

11/26/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) talk WWE TV rights negotiations and how UFC’s current negotiations have an effect, WWE cutting from 16 to 14 PPVs in 2018, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 news. Plus an update on WWE’s ongoing legal proceedings and a look into how often wrestlers who are released from the company comeback. This week’s episode is brought to you by SeatGeek! Make your ticket buying experience easier than ever by downloading the SeatGeek app and...

Duration:02:46:45

23: Wrestlenomics Radio: Jinder experiment done?, NJPW revenue, Zayn & Owens sent home

11/19/2017
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) discuss recent events in wrestling news, including: WWE in India, NXT vs. ROH in San Antonio, James Ellsworth, NJPW's revenue for the year, Wrestle Kingdom 12 possibly coming to PPV, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens sent home from European tour, Zayn vs. Roman Reigns as an attendance draw, WWE legal update, the NWA title and more! Become a Patreon supporter and see the show notes with exclusive detail, article links, commentary...

Duration:02:49:00