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Wrestlenomics Radio

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

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July 25, 2021 80 min

Early Smackdown ratings show the bump the show got last week has been reduced in half, but this week was against the opening of the Olympics. We predict the ratings for Raw, an update on live event business, a preview of the WWE Q2 report on Thursday, and more!


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Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the week's news in wrestling business as Smackdown did strong rating for the first WWE event at full capacity since March 2020. Raw is next on Monday. Dynamite in its second show on the road exceeded 1 million viewers. Dynamite at Arthur Ashe Stadium in September will be AEW's most-attended event ever; meanwhile plenty of tickets remain for Smackdown at Madison Square Garden. Plus, W...

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Raw on Monday had its lowest viewership ever. But how much will ratings improve when live fans are back in attendance? Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite had its first show back on the road this past Wednesday. Plus, an update on ticket sales.


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Will the return of live fans bring a short-term of sustained improvement to ratings for wrestling programs? Plus, updates on ticket sales, TV ratings, and Google web search. Impact Wrestling recorded its lowest rating ever on AXS TV, but errors in program guides might be a factor. AEW Dynamite returns to its normal time-slot. And WWE Raw approaches all-time lows again.


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The return to touring for WWE and AEW is only a week away. We look at how ticket sales are going for the first events back on the road. Plus more on AEW's investment into gaming. Dynamite has its last preemption before returning to its normal Wednesday slot. And we dive deep in cagematch data and look at who had the most matches and wrestled for the most promotions over the last several years.


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June 21, 2021 77 min

A feature on Tony Khan this week in Forbes indicated AEW isn't profitable yet, and has made a major investment in the gaming industry.


We have an update on how ticket sales are going as WWE and AEW return to touring. AEW Dynamite on Fridays might give us some hints as to what the viewership of Rampage will be when AEW's second show debuts.


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Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo early indications of ticket sales for WWE and AEW as fans return to events.


WWE became a meme stock on Wednesday, resulting in an increase in the stock price that sustained through the end of the week.


No Showbuzz Daily needed. We have a viewership update on all wrestling programming on major network. Plus a look at the effect Total Divas and Total Bellas might have had on female viewership as it appe...

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Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss PPV buys for AEW Double or Nothing and how much revenue it generated compared to the Revolution, the company's previous pay-per-view event. Plus more on speculation of a WWE sale, TV ratings trends, the most searched for names and companies in wrestling, and news of a lawsuit by IWTV against GCW.


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Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss reports that WWE president Nick Khan is pursuing an exclusive working relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Tony Khan then responded on Friday night ahead of AEW's Double or Nothing pay-per-view event.


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Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the latest in wrestling business news. WWE will return to live events in July, beginning in Texas. More details about AEW's 2022 move to TBS. Plus, the revenues (and costs) related to the Zombie Lumberjack Match.


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May 16, 2021 64 min

Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss AEW's announced return to touring in July. Arena Mexico is reopening to fans as well. Showbuzz Daily may be down but we still have all the viewership numbers. Plus, is Don Callis still an EVP for Impact Wrestling?


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AEW Dynamite lead cable in P18-49 viewership on Wednesday this week, with its show headlined by a "Blood and Guts" match, a name coined by Vince McMahon in an earnings conference call.


Plus, Dark Side of the Ring season 3 premieres and beats Impact on Thursday night.


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May 2, 2021 59 min

Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss how Turner's acquisition of NHL games might affect AEW's Wednesday night timeslot on TNT.


We look at the latest in viewership, the popularity of WWE, and online video viewing as April 2021 comes to an end.


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April 26, 2021 63 min

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A big week for TV ratings: AEW got its second-highest total audience ever, NXT had its first week in its new permanent Tuesday slot, Raw had a big audience for its post-Mania episode, Miz & Mrs. is back with new episodes, plus Impact and Smackdown.


WWE put out its annual proxy statement, disclosing information about executive compensation and ownership.


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Wrestlemania ticket sales, Undertaker NFTs drop, the Wednesday Night War ends, Nick Khan comments and star development and international expansion.


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This week's topics, discussed by Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo:


- WWE announces NXT will move to Tuesday nights beginning April 13 on USA Network.

- NBCUniversal and WWE have also extended their deal to broadcast NXT on the USA Network. Current terms expire this fall.

- ROH COO Joe Koff quantifies viewership

- WWE announces DraftKings deal

- WWE Q1 earnings report announced for April 22

- Wrestlemania ticket sales update

- Is Kenny...

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March 29, 2021 81 min

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to discuss the latest current events in wrestling business: Wrestlemania ticket sales, WWE Thunderdome moving to Yuengling Center (fka USF Sun Dome) in Tampa, WWE Network launch on Peacock, Impact moving to Thursday, NFL TV deals finalized, the announcement of Rhodes To The Top, AEW is running its first house show, the latest Wrestlenomics survey, plus Google Trends research with Python.


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March 14, 2021 50 min

AEW broke its pay-per-view sales record for Revolution last week Sunday, but also delivered a disappointing ending to the show. What does it mean for goodwill?


WWE's reportedly looking to put more than 40,000 fans in attendance for each night of Wrestlemania. Will it really happen?


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"How much will NXT viewership increase if it moves to Tuesday? How much would AEW viewership improve if it's unopposed? How much would Impact Wrestling's viewership suffer if it goes head-to-head with NXT? We have examples from August and September that give us some clue.


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