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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:01:22:43

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:01:15:05

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:01:25:05

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:01:15:25

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:01:12:24

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:01:54:47

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:01:41:58

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...

Duration:01:31:57

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:01:17:34

39: Wrestlenomics Radio: Barrios at Deutsche Bank, Greatest Royal Rumble, WWE executive pay, All In

3/11/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: **Non-Patreon** * Barrios talk at Deutsche Bank * Greatest Royal Rumble * WWE DEF 14 A document * All In Announcement * Fighting Game Champions & NJPW Wrestling event in FL **Patreon (sign up for $5/month at patreon.com/wrestlenomics)** * Bloodsport review * Bloomberg Article: UFC rights * Television Homes for USA/ESPN * WCW Thunder on WWE Network * Clustering...

Duration:02:04:16

38: Wrestlenomics Radio: Brock Lesnar no-shows, Fox Sports executives at RAW, NJPWWorld subs, PWG venue move

3/4/2018
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This week's show opens up with Chris talking about the life and sudden passing of his brother-in-law, Justin. Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * Brock Lesnar doesn't show at WWE RAW * Fox Sports executives front row at RAW * WWE Co-President George Barrios talks TV rights and WWE Network at Morgan Stanley conference * New details on NJPWWorld subscriber counts * PWG moving venues after overselling...

Duration:02:10:24

37: Wrestlenomics Radio: Wrestling media, Ronda Rousey's effect on business, NJPW in Australia

2/25/2018
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David Bixenspan (@davidbix) fills in for Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) this week and joins Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) to talk this week's topics: * Wrestling journalism: Does it really exist? * Ronda Rousey's potential effect on WWE business * NJPW's tour in Australia * Ring of Honor sets attendance record with SCOH pre-sale * UFC vs. WWE worldwide Google searches * Examining NXT's profitability * Impact's Ed Nordholm makes statement on alleged late pay Go to...

Duration:02:07:49

36: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE UK & International w/ Will Cooling, TV Rights, Bloomberg Business article

2/17/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) are joined by Will Cooling (@willcooling) of Fighting Spirit Magazine to talk all things WWE in the United Kingdom and other international business. How much has TV viewership of RAW and SmackDown declined recently? Will the company get another raise from their TV partners at Sky? Plus Chris and Brandon discuss a new Bloomberg Business article on WWE and play Mainstream Wrestling Article Bingo. Go to...

Duration:02:07:47

35: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE 2017 top financial stories, Mookie's divisional scorecard, Mysterio in NJPW

2/11/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * Top WWE 2017 financial stories * Mookie scores each segment of WWE's business * Rey Mysterio vs. Jushin Thunder Liger announced for NJPW Long Beach show This week's episode is brought to you by our friends at Keeps: the easy and affordable way to keep the hair you have! Get one month FREE at keeps.com/we. Get a personalized, doctor-recommended plan without ever...

Duration:02:46:34

34: Wrestlenomics Radio: Ronda Rousey in WWE, Morgan Stanley analysis, WrestleMania in NY/NJ, ROH OTT service

2/3/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * Ronda Rousey debuts at the Royal Rumble * Rumble YouTube views * WWE gender pay gap * Morgan Stanley/Needham analyses of WWE * ROH “HonorClub” OTT service, AJPW OTT service * WrestleMania 35 in NY/NJ * “Exceptional clearance” definition regarding sexual assault allegations against Vince McMahon in 2006 * NJPW Long Beach sell-out/highest non-WWE attendance in...

Duration:02:11:24

33: Wrestlenomics Radio: XFL official set to relaunch, Enzo Amore fired, RAW25 viewership, MMC

1/27/2018
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Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news: * Vince McMahon press conference call on relaunch of the XFL * Enzo Amore fired following rape allegations * RAW25 viewership * Mixed Match Challenge viewership update Go to patreon.com/wrestlenomics to become a Patreon supporter for this week’s exclusive bonus audio on: * Stephanie McMahon public interviews * Triple H NXT conference call * YouTube monetization...

Duration:01:56:35

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:02:54:16

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:03:00:01