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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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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

Were Vince McMahon's Trump Foundation payments unrecorded WWE expenses?

8/14/2022
WWE stated Tuesday it found an additional $5 million in unrecorded company expenses related to two payments Vince McMahon made in 2007 and 2009. WWE gave a total of $5 million to the Trump Foundation in the two same years, according to IRS filings. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the differences in WWE programming since Triple H took over creative and what effect that may or may not have on business. Video version: https://youtu.be/nmGIVs_sutw Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio...

Duration:01:17:30

What will AEW's next TV deal be worth?

8/7/2022
Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings (in for Chris Gullo) talk Warner Bros. Discovery's earnings call and what it suggests about AEW’s media rights outlook; AEW's announcements about talent relations personnel. Plus, Raw on Monday had its biggest audience since the beginning of the pandemic. And we discuss Paul Levesque's comments about how Vince McMahon moved wrestling moving out of the tiny bars. 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET 📊 TV ratings reports and data:...

LightShed's Brandon Ross on WWE without Vince McMahon

8/2/2022
Brandon Ross is a partner and analyst for LightShed, which covers WWE stock and numerous other technology, media, and telecom companies. He joins Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings to talk about WWE business following the exit of Vince McMahon amid investigation into the former CEO's misconduct. WWE shares have risen coinciding with speculation WWE could be acquired with Vince out of the picture. And both WWE and AEW have U.S. media rights negotiations on the horizon. 📺 Tune in to...

Duration:00:48:41

Triple H takes over WWE creative, Vince McMahon under federal investigation

7/31/2022
"Triple H" Paul Levesque is the new head of creative for WWE. Vince McMahon is under investigation, not just by WWE's Board of Directors, but by the SEC and federal prosecutors. Potential ramifications for AEW of Levesque taking over WWE creative. WWE has decided to put a "blackout" on employee stock trades. Plus, Summerslam's business performance. Video version: https://youtu.be/r2EWLjWsQwQ Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at...

Duration:01:38:25

Pro wrestling after Vince McMahon; ROH PPV

7/24/2022
More on the fallout of Vince McMahon's retirement following an sexual misconduct investigation by WWE's board of directors. Plus, Jesse Collings was in-person at ROH Death Before Dishonor. Video version: https://youtu.be/JDwq6YXWxCo 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️ Listen to our weekly podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ 🌐 Website:...

Duration:01:43:40

WWE Hierarchy of Influence

7/17/2022
How power is distributed in WWE. What's next for the Vince McMahon scandal and how will it affect the company's business outlook? Plus, an analysis of how women are presented and perform in AEW. And Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the possibility of Raw being rated TV-14. Video version: https://youtu.be/II8LK3tyo5g 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics 🎙️...

Duration:01:28:25

How WWE acquired video libraries, with John Carlan

7/12/2022
John Carlan worked for WWE from 1998 to 2020 as Director of VOD and Supervising Producer, among other roles. He was a key person involved with putting content on the WWE Network as well as in evaluating and acquiring many of the video libraries WWE purchased. He joins Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings to tell the story about how various territorial libraries were acquired and the work that went into preparing video for platforms like the WWE Network. Video version:...

Duration:01:39:47

More allegations of misconduct by Vince McMahon

7/10/2022
In a follow-up to its report on June 15, the Wall Street Journal reports Vince McMahon made four pay-offs and nondisclosure agreements with women formerly affiliated with WWE. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo are joined by Jesse Collings to talk about the latest on the Vince McMahon scandal as well as New Japan’s business strategy presentation. Video version: https://youtu.be/EF_LHEQYAQY Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at...

Duration:01:33:54

Rita Chatterton allegations against Vince McMahon corroborated

7/3/2022
Rita Chatterton, who says Vince McMahon raped her in 1986, is interviewed by New York Magazine. Former wrestler Mario Mancini says Chatterton told him about the assault the day after she says McMahon assaulted her in his limo. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about the business of Forbidden Door, Logan Paul signing with WWE, and analysis of how long matches perform in television ratings. Video version: https://youtu.be/-W9hcrYTHBM New York Magazine article:...

Duration:01:37:46

Vince McMahon scandal affects ratings, stock; AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door

6/26/2022
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss how WWE's stock and TV ratings have been affected since the Wall Street Journal report on the scandal surrounding Vince McMahon. Plus, Tony Khan's comments ahead of an injury-afflicted Forbidden Door pay-per-view. Video version: https://youtu.be/jUkPTct8Rdc Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ Website:...

Duration:01:28:25

Vince McMahon NDAs and payments investigated by WWE board

6/19/2022
WWE announced on Friday that Vince McMahon will no longer be CEO and Chairman for the duration of an investigation by the Board of Directors. He remains head of creative. Stephanie McMahon is now interim CEO and Chairwoman. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Vince paid a former WWE paralegal, with whom he had a sexual relationship with, $3 million so she would sign an NDA upon leaving the company. Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis also had a sexual relationship with...

Duration:01:49:42

Turning the corner on the possibility of WWE M&A

6/12/2022
Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to discuss the possibility of WWE being acquired by Comcast. Plus, news on AEW pay-per-view sales for Double or Nothing and more. Video version: https://youtu.be/TeHycyQiJmU Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ Website: https://wrestlenomics.com Brandon Thurston on Twitter:...

Duration:01:33:30

What MJF's worked shoot promo means for business

6/5/2022
Brandon Thurston is joined by Jesse Collings to talk about business analytics related to the MJF's promo on AEW Dynamite this week. Plus, an article in Business Insider seems to shed some light on Stephanie McMahon's leave of absence from WWE. Video version: https://youtu.be/PSn1gQVXI_4 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ Website:...

Duration:01:59:49

AEW Double or Nothing; Money in the Bank moved

5/29/2022
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about the upcoming AEW Double or Nothing PPV, media leading up to it, Tony Khan's comments, reports about MJF. Plus, Money the Bank is moving to a smaller venue while WWE shares continue to climb toward $70. Video version: https://youtu.be/411RKCqreVA Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Podcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/ Website:...

Duration:01:24:41

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