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67: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE CTE lawsuit dismissed, WWE tryout in Chile, return to Saudi Arabia, women's PPV, Impact officials meet at WWE HQ, WON HOF ballot

9/23/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) discuss this week's news: * WWE Saudi Arabia: Is it more valuable than WrestleMania or not? * Impact officials have meeting at WWE HQ * Legal update: WWE CTE lawsuit and more * WON HOF ballot * WWE tryout in Chile / NXT Success Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. This week only sign-up for $1 at [wrestlenomics.com](http://wrestlenomics.com) and listen to this week's premium...

Duration:01:37:16

66: Wrestlenomics Radio: CMLL Anniversary talk with live report from Will From Texas (goodhelmet)

9/17/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) this week are joined by Will From Texas to talk about his live experience at the CMLL Anniversary show at Arena Mexico! WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * New media developments : OTT services increasing price points, NFL popularity, Endeavor podcast division, Gladiator Sports Network * Chinese independent promotions and wrestlers, using...

Duration:01:41:17

65: Wrestlenomics Radio: All In economics, interview with The Ringer's Mike Piellucci

9/9/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss: * Interview with Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessport) about his Ringer All In article * All In Economics (live gate, TV ratings, merchandise numbers) WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * Brandon’s NXT in Buffalo report and Mookie talks WWE Attendance Numbers * Daniel Bryan re-signs with WWE * “Heart, Intensity and the Sell” (CARDIO!)...

Duration:01:38:35

64: Wrestlenomics Radio: All In, employee/contractor issue, vision of WWE co-presidents

9/2/2018
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Courtesy of our friends at the Podcast Movement (podcastmovement.com) and Westwood One, Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) talk live from the Starrcast hotel in Schaumburg, IL: * What made All In a success? Is it a sign of things to come? * How was All In different from other big live events from organizations that rose up to draw 10,000+ crowds? * The future of employee/independent contractor issue in the pro wrestling industry and WWE * The...

Duration:01:22:47

63: Wrestlenomics Radio: Neville out of WWE contract, tracking indie stars, WWE Studios president leaves

8/27/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss this week's news: * Neville out of WWE Contract * Indy Stars in North America Tracking * WWE Studios Head Michael Luisi leaves WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * NJPW Revenue , 1980-2017 * WWE suing Konstatine Kyros for lawyer fees * How profitable is WWE on YouTube? Email questions and comments to wrestlenomics@gmail.com.

Duration:01:12:32

62: Wrestlenomics Radio: Triple H conference calls, Daniel Bryan contract status, Lawsuit updates for Punk/Cabana & Jarrett

8/20/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss this week's news: * Triple H conference call * Daniel Bryan contract status * Lawsuit updates for Punk/Cabana & Jarrett * Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * Mookie's sports rant * Amazon has YouTube Envy * PivotShare is sold * SVOD Alexa and Similarweb numbers * NJPW Harold Meij...

Duration:01:15:30

61: Wrestlenomics Radio: NJPW business and G1 Climax talk with @EvanDeadlySinsW

8/13/2018
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Just as the G1 Climax concludes, Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) are joined by NJPW subreddit moderator @EvanDeadlySinsW to analyze New Japan business! Topics include: * Impression of Harold Meij as new leader * How is the US expansion going? * New stars to watch out for (Ayato Yoshida?) * Relationship between ROH & NJPW * Lessons from this year’s G1 * Expanding WrestleKingdom accessibility to international attendances * Risks for NJPW * Opportunities...

Duration:01:22:58

60: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE social media metrics compared to Facebook, Twitter, Netflix; How WWE falls short of its economic potential

8/6/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) compare WWE social media growth to quarterly growth on major tech platforms Facebook, Twitter and Netflix. Plus they talk about how WWE falls short of its potential not just creatively but economically. Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week on Wrestlenomics Premium, they go into further detail to get an idea of how much money...

Duration:01:15:20

59: Wrestlenomics Radio: How much did WWE make from Saudi Arabia deal?

7/30/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss what was learned from WWE's Q2 2018 report, released Thursday. Documents from the earnings release suggests the payment WWE received from the Saudi government for the Greatest Royal Rumble may have been worth at least $40 million, more than some of WWE's minor TV deals. Chris and Brandon also discuss WWE's declining live event attendance. Mookie fact-checks George Barrios' explanation from the conference call....

Duration:01:25:00

58: Wrestlenomics Radio: Hogan returning to WWE? ROH/NJPW MSG show, WWE Q2 preview, Sinclair-Tribune

7/23/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss this week's news: * Hulk Hogan returns to WWE? * WWE Q2 Preview * ROH/NJPW Show * Sinclair-Tribune * Stephanie McMahon advises: Don’t Drink & Tweet Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * Brandon looks at attendance, web search and TV viewership data that suggest fan interest in WWE has...

Duration:01:34:45

57: Wrestlenomics Radio: Part 2: WWE 1H 2018 Timeline

7/16/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss give a long-view analysis of an eventful last 6 months for WWE business, as new TV deals were made, the stock price more than doubled, the company went into business with the Saudi government, and more. Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics weekly on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's show talked about these topics * ROH/NJPW Supershow at MSG on April 6 *...

Duration:01:15:29

56: Wrestlenomics Radio: Part 1: WWE 1H 2018 Timeline

7/9/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss give a long-view analysis of an eventful last 6 months for WWE business, as new TV deals were made, the stock price more than doubled, the company went into business with the Saudi government, and more. Part 2 of the WWE 1H 2018 timeline will be released on our free feed next week, but is available immediately to subscribers at http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics weekly...

Duration:01:12:54

55: Wrestlenomics Radio: NJPWWorld subs, NJPW president profile, WWE TV deal, responsibility of promoters

7/2/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss this week's news: * NJPW President Profile * WWE TV Deal Formally Announced * Responsibility of Independent Wrestling Promoters * Why has the decline in WWE Raw viewership stopped? Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics weekly on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week they recorded 2 special programs: * Coverage of WWE investor conference call following...

Duration:01:55:17

54: Wrestlenomics Radio: JPMorgan upgrades WWE stock target, All Us, Vader, WWE in Australia

6/25/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss: * JPM latest on WWE * All Us Updates * Vader passes away * WWE goes to Australia * NJPW Cow Palace Chris and Brandon talk about additional topics on WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM. Sign-up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. This week's Wrestlenomics Premium topics: * MSG: ROH vs WWE (vs AAA) * NXT World Order: UK, Japan, Latin America * Random WWE Surveys * Saudi Arabia Email questions and comments to...

Duration:01:41:53

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:01:32:57

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:01:18:04

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:02:07:24

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

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 posts 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:01:00:00

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:01:35:29

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:01:30:07