Wrestlenomics Radio

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, AEW NJPW, and more.

Episodes

January 29, 2023 71 min

Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, and Chris Gullo talk:

  • Royal Rumble attendance, reception, Google Trends, post-event press conference
  • Wrestlemania 38 tickets and gate update
  • Luchasaurus mask lawsuit
  • New Japan viewership on AXS TV
  • WWE NIL recruiting breakdown
  • WWE/A&E programming news

  • Video version: https://youtu.be/gbbTFj0RxWc

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    Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about the latest interview with Nick Khan about the return of Vince McMahon and the potential sale of the company, Vince makes a legal settlement with Rita Chatterton, Bushiroad disclosures on Stardom and New Japan, and more.

    Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkUw9aE181E

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    January 15, 2023 104 min

    Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings discuss the latest developments in Vince McMahon's return to WWE and other topics, including:

  • 3 paths to WWE's future TV home
  • How WWE's stock price is likely to react if WWE doesn't sell at all
  • Did Mercedes pop the Dynamite rating?

  • YouTube version: https://youtu.be/rgeS0O7UVUA

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    John Pollock of POST Wrestling and Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics discuss Stephanie McMahon’s abrupt resignation from WWE, Vince McMahon back as Executive Chairman, and the future of the company.

    The two discuss the ongoing shakeup at WWE that includes six outgoing board members including co-CEO Stephanie McMahon, the election of Vince McMahon back as Executive Chairman, sale talks, and all the pertinent questions regarding the f...

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    January 8, 2023 106 min

    Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings discuss the news of Vince McMahon's return to WWE's board of directors to explore a possible sale of the company. Plus, news about the business of New Japan’s biggest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom.

    YouTube version: https://youtu.be/ULu4wjNk3Og

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    January 6, 2023 59 min

    John Pollock of POST Wrestling and Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics discuss Vince McMahon’s power play to return to WWE’s board of directors.

    The two talk about all the moving parts that have led to McMahon reinstalling himself along with former co-presidents George Barrios & Michelle Wilson to the board, the outgoing board members including two resignations, the reaction on Wall Street, and what this all means for the future o...

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    January 1, 2023 120 min

    Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, and Chris Gullo discuss the year of 2022 with a deep analysis of annual trends in TV ratings, quarter-hours, attendance, match ratings, event ratings, and more. Plus, a look at Wrestle Kingdom attendance ahead of New Japan's biggest show of the year, and speculation on the future of Sasha Banks.

    YouTube version: https://youtu.be/WxMhyNu0QWk

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    December 25, 2022 51 min

    Vince McMahon was the most powerful man in the wrestling business. In 2022, he resigned in disgrace as WWE’s chief executive in light of multiple sexual misconduct allegations. These are the events that led up to and followed one of the biggest news stories in wrestling history.

    YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkA1RMsBTWE

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    December 18, 2022 99 min

    Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo make 2023 predictions and look back at their prognostications from last year. They'll revisit some of the biggest moments in a pivotal year for the wrestling business, and look ahead at what will surely be an influential year in 2023 as major TV deals are negotiated.

    Video version: https://youtu.be/8CJYcwaU7jY

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    John Pollock is joined by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics to discuss the latest Wall Street Journal report on Vince McMahon

    The two discuss the latest report from the WSJ concerning a new allegation against Vince McMahon from 2011, Rita Chatterton seeking damages from an alleged sexual assault in 1986, and McMahon’s desire to return to WWE.

    Wall Street Journal report by Joe Palazzolo & Ted Mann

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    Nine months after acquiring Ring of Honor, Tony Khan announced the brand will have a weekly TV show on existing subscription streaming service Honor Club.

    Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings talk about that, NXT Deadline reception, the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame inductees, and more.

    Video version: https://youtu.be/FF3_76W8V6k

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    Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo and Jesse Collings to talk these topics and more:

  • Stephanie McMahon mentions WWE possibly acquiring smaller international wrestling promotions
  • Which companies might WWE have in mind?
  • Nick Khan talks about the argument for WWE getting a raise for Raw and Smackdown U.S. live rights
  • Morgan Stanley’s research on Smackdown’s advertising and implied retransmission value to Fox
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    November 27, 2022 94 min

    Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo and Jesse Collings to talk these topics and more:

  • WWE Survivor Series business notes
  • AEW brand strategy and decline of Rampage ratings
  • WBD CEO David Zaslav's comments on sports media rights at RBC conference
  • Video version: https://youtu.be/Y4mJqIheZTI

    Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00 am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics

    Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics

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    November 20, 2022 76 min

    Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about news coming out of All Elite Wrestling’s latest pay-per-view, including:

  • Full Gear PPV buys
  • Brandon’s thoughts on attending Rampage and Full Gear
  • The post-PPV press conference
  • Discussion of the future of live sports rights value with MJ from NJ
  • Video version: https://youtu.be/01vq_2wHkh4

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    November 13, 2022 117 min

    Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings talk about the latest in wrestling business news, including:

    -How well will Full Gear sell on pay-per-view?

    -An update on WWE business since Vince McMahon's resignation

    -Dana White gets a deal for POWER SLAP on TBS


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    November 6, 2022 98 min

    Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings & Chris Gullo talk about the latest wrestling business news, including:

  • WWE praising Saudi government at Crown Jewel
  • Jeff Jarrett joins AEW as office and talent
  • Tony Khan on live events business, no comment on Punk, Elite stories
  • What AEW Rampage and WWE NXT TV ratings trends actually are
  • Smackdown on Amazon Prime Video speculation
  • Our updated WWE financial estimates
  • Super chats questions and comments
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    November 3, 2022 70 min

    Brandon Thurston and POST Wrestling's John Pollock talk about WWE’s third-quarter earnings report and all the news from Wednesday’s call.

    The two discuss the high points of the quarter, Clash at the Castle, “The White Rabbit Project”, the Vince McMahon investigation, the latest on the second-day rights on Hulu, its PLE strategy, the growth of streaming competitors, NXT Europe, and WWE’s return to Saudi Arabia this weekend.

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    October 30, 2022 96 min

    Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, Chris Gullo talk about the latest wrestling business news, including:

  • WWE Q3 2022 earnings preview, ahead of the report on Wednesday morning
  • Candidates for the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame, including Roman Reigns
  • AEW recent ticket sales advances
  • Video version: https://youtu.be/OKOJkbHQ1Fo

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    October 27, 2022 29 min

    Topics: TV ratings, Hulu/WWE update, Elimination Chamber in Montreal

    This weekly podcast with Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo is FREE throughout October. It becomes subscriber-only beginning in November at patreon.com/wrestlenomics.


    📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics

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    October 25, 2022 57 min

    Founded in 2001, Cagematch.net is a wrestling database with nearly 2 million match results from promotions throughout the world. In 2007, the website began to collect crowd-sourced ratings for matches, events, and more.


    Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings are joined by one the website's administrators and one of its founders, Philip Kreikenbohm.


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