121 episodes

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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    • 4.7, 20 Ratings

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.

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

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    The scales of Moxley and Cena

    The scales of Moxley and Cena

    What can we learn from Google web search data related to the biggest stars in WWE and AEW?

    Why is the linear wrestling audience so old? Is it representative of the actual consumer base or skewed by media choices?

    Plus, Brandon Thurston goes into detail talking about research he recently did breaking down the quarter-hour data in the Wednesday night competition between NXT and AEW.

    More for written articles and resources go to wrestlenomics.com

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    • 57 min
    Wrestling before and after COVID: Speaking Out movement, COVID19 testing

    Wrestling before and after COVID: Speaking Out movement, COVID19 testing

    We go through the facts from the news transpiring from the Speaking Out movement, as numerous stories of sexual assault and other misconduct where made public in the past week. Then, as many as 30 people within WWE reportedly have contracted COVID-19 after the company has declined to administer COVID testing until recently.

    Visit wrestlenomics.com for Brandon Thurston's latest written work and access to a great collection of data and resources related to the wrestling business.

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    • 39 min
    Class-action lawsuit against WWE over MENA TV rights

    Class-action lawsuit against WWE over MENA TV rights

    We learned of an update in the complaint filed by a pension leading a class-action lawsuit against WWE. The plaintiffs claim WWE and its executives failed to disclose information to stockholders as the company’s deal with Middle East North Africa TV partners OSN ended early, and an attempt to make a deal with Saudi-owned MBC faltered.

    Numerous stories of abuse and sexual misconduct in the wrestling industry have appeared online in what’s being called the #SpeakingOut movement.

    Plus the latest on COVID-19, as a talent tests positive, NJPW returns to events, and Dragon Gate is set to have its first event with fans, in July.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The importance of new stars

    The importance of new stars

    Wrestling stars who spike business usually do so soon after being elevated to main event status for the first time in their career. We explore this and the news of the last week or so, including:

    -New Japan announces its return to events

    -Triple H on why WWE isn't doing COVID-19 testing, and his new executive title

    -MLW signs with DAZN

    -The new free tier for the WWE Network means the end of free trials

    -Was WWE Network really as profitable as Stephane McMahon said recently?

    References:

    Stephanie McMahon “CMO Moves” interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-204678039/stephanie-mcmahon-cbo-of-wwe-staying-slightly-ahead-of-the-curve

    Paul Levesque pre-NXT Takeover media conference (via Fightful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaAYXe3sDmg

    Paul Levesque post-NXT Takeover media conference (via Fightful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr4v6AtrDxI

    COVID-19 country data: ourworldindata.org

    Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

    WWE proxy statement 2019: https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/us/wwe/SEC/sec-show.aspx?FilingId=13989063&Cik=0001091907&Type=PDF&hasPdf=1

    MLW signs deal with DAZN: https://www.f4wonline.com/mlw-news/mlw-signs-us-streaming-deal-dazn-312911

    Vince McMahon email to staff: https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=136910

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    • 58 min
    A letter to white innocence

    A letter to white innocence

    As people across the U.S. protest racism and police brutality, we divert from the usual focus on wrestling business.

    Audio clip sources:

    -Xavier Woods, UpUpDownDown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmTyEmCZpE

    -MVP, Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-QQM4xcLMU0

    -James Baldwin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwhNWPLVF-Q | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAmL3F5uylo

    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xsbt3a7K-8

    -Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, “Tears We Cannot Stop”: https://www.audible.com/pd/Tears-We-Cannot-Stop-Audiobook/

    -Toni Morrison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2txzMkT5Pc

    -Nikki Giovanni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikpa5o3cu3Y

    -Malcolm X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_uYWDyYNUg

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    • 34 min
    Rumors of PPV's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

    Rumors of PPV's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

    Coming off news that early estimates for All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing pay-per-view may have been among AEW's most-bought PPVs yet, we revisit the strategy behind the WWE Network, as told by former WWE co-president Michelle Wilson.

    Plus Brandon Thurston talks about the Wrestlenomics formula and talks your questions!

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

packersfanski ,

Unique and Insightful

Mookie and Brandon do a terrific job covering major wrestling news in ways that no one else does, especially in podcast form. This is not the show to listen to if you’re looking for the generic “WWE sucks” takes that you can get on virtually every other wrestling podcast in the flooded market right now. Instead, you’ll get reasoned analysis about things like house show crowds, Network subscriptions, the general financial state of the company, etc. Plus they talk about ACTUAL wrestling, too. It’s a must-listen for me every week along with a few other shows. I consume a lot of wrestling podcasts but Wrestlenomics gives me the most new information every week. Keep up the great work.

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