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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 …
 
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 Tune in to Wrestl…
 
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 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV rat…
 
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 V…
 
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 strea…
 
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 Tune in to Wrestlenomic…
 
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 📊 TV ratings repo…
 
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. 📺 …
 
Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, Chris Gullo talk about the latest wrestling business news, including: AEW and CM Punk reportedly negotiating buy-out of Punk's contract Was CM Punk a draw for AEW? One-Day War Increase of sports media rights and current sports league popularity Dwayne Johnson comments on possibly investing in WWE What do the new Ch…
 
Dynamite and NXT go head-to-head on a Tuesday night with sports competition from the NBA, MLB playoffs, and NHL. Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to break down the numbers including quarter-hours. Video version: https://youtu.be/KFgd8Y-xqQU This weekly podcast (usually on Thursday but this week on Wednesday) is FREE throughout October. It …
 
Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, Chris Gullo talk about the latest wrestling business news, including: Exclusive news about WWE's Day 1 premium live event WWE content still set to expire on Hulu TV ratings and attendance for Bray Wyatt's first Smackdown appearance Endeavor president talks about possibly buying WWE Possible outcomes of AEW backstag…
 
The Thursday 30 with Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo is FREE throughout October. It becomes subscriber-only beginning in November at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. Video version: https://youtu.be/1kHuvWtLc-E 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https://patreon.com/wre…
 
Attorney CJ Donald joins Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings to help us understand legal issues surrounding two major stories for WWE and AEW. In July, Vince McMahon resigned from WWE after the company's board investigated payments related to nondisclosure agreements with women to avoid alleged sexual misconduct becoming public. Then, in September,…
 
Brandon Thurston and Jesse Collings talk about the latest wrestling business news, including: - Jon Moxley re-signs with AEW - Extreme Rules business and reception - Vince McMahon documentary on Vice - WOW TV ratings - Tony Khan interview with Ariel Helwani Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifA6P9mX4pI 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio …
 
The Thursday 30 with Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo is FREE throughout October. It becomes subscriber-only beginning in November at patreon.com/wrestlenomics. Video version: https://youtu.be/6kqEx76XjrY This week's topics: - AEW Dynamite rating and quarter-hours - Extreme Rules ticket sales - Tony Khan on Nick Khan - WWE stock reaches 3-year high…
 
We discuss Antonio Inoki’s contributions to the wrestling industry. Plus, how momentum continues to shift for WW and AEW. We look at ticket sales, cagematch.net reception, and other measures to get an idea of fan sentiment. Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, and Chris Gullo talk about those stories and more. Video version: https://youtu.be/R70PIMQND…
 
- AEW Dynamite quarter-hours - The most-viewed minutes of Smackdown and what happened to viewership at the 9:23 pm minute. - An update on Hulu and WWE apparently working on an extension of next-day rights Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcTj5fBcwkA 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestleno…
 
- What's the value of celebrities like Logan Paul in wrestling? - AEW Grand Slam TV ratings, ticket sales - What Amazon's first exclusive NFL game might tell us about the future of streaming and wrestling's future in the medium 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV ratings reports and data: …
 
- Dynamite rating, attendance, and gate for AEW Grand Slam - AEW has been in media rights talks with DAZN - Smackdown will stay on Hulu after Raw and other WWE content expires YouTube version: https://youtu.be/E5fbAYlVi_A 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET at youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics 📊 TV ratings reports and data: https:…
 
What would a merger between Warner Bros. Discovery and NBCUniversal, major TV partners for AEW and WWE, mean for the wrestling business? Plus, the state of wrestling popularity, WWE board changes, and more. Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, and Chris Gullo talk about those stories and more. Video version: https://youtu.be/_gypOYZ0L94 Tune in to Wre…
 
Early reports for All Out PPV buys are measuring well under the record number for last year's event. We estimate revenue related to the event. CM Punk, the Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega have been suspended. Plus, an estimate of WWE's financial outlook and price target. 📺 Tune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00am ET 📊 TV ratings reports …
 
With a special Monday record time, we cover a big Labor Day weekend for wrestling. All Out ends a run of three events just outside Chicago for AEW with explosive comments from CM Punk. Brandon reports on his live experience at All Out. WWE has their first pay-per-view event in the UK since 1992 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Brandon Thurston, …
 
TV ratings for WWE Raw are doing well since Triple H took over creative after Vince McMahon's exit. Critical reception of WWE has improved too. AEW's ratings are stable amid multiple reports of conflicts between talent as the All Out pay-per-view draws near. Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, and Chris Gullo talk about those stories and more. Video …
 
WWE's Board's investigation into wrongdoing by Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and the company culture is "substantially complete". The NXT UK brand is being discontinued as WWE announces it will launch NXT Europe in 2023. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about those stories and more. Video version: https://youtu.be/AdRRSJvMewU Tune in to Wre…
 
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…
 
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 Mc…
 
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 WW…
 
"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.…
 
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 d…
 
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 Wrestlenomi…
 
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 territori…
 
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. Vid…
 
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…
 
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 11:0…
 
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 wi…
 
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/wrestlen…
 
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 h…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 moneta…
 
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:…
 
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 …
 
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/wrestlen…
 
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 wrestli…
 
More business news coming out of Wrestlemania as Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo who returns from his week in Dallas. WWE was the subject of articles from CNBC and ESPN. The company's annual proxy statement discloses top executives' pay and other details. Plus, Tony Khan says AEW is the target of a bot campaign and talks about Ring of Hon…
 
More than 65,000 fans were in attendance for Night 1 of Wrestlemania. WWE, as always, announced a bigger number. Brandon Thurston is joined by Jesse Collings who subs in for Chris Gullo this week, to discuss WWE president Nick Khan’s recent media appearances leading up to Wrestlemania. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnobp6bLYgQ A su…
 
"Triple H" Paul Levesque announced his retirement as a wrestler this week and discussed his future as a WWE executive. We look at Wrestlemania attendance as the two-day event is a week away. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo go over ticket sales for other live events for Wrestlemania week. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKdnzMe…
 
WWE responds to MLW's antitrust lawsuit. We have an updated breakdown of viewership demographics by race. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about WWE introducing a new class of Performance Center recruits. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SIKjAkgt18 A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the…
 
AEW Revolution pay-per-view business. WWE2K22 is a pivotal release for the partnership with Take Two. Plus, Tony Khan says he will book Ring of Honor. Vince McMahon and Nick Khan get raises. And we look at what Apple TV+'s new deal with MLB tells us about the outlook of media rights fees for wrestling. 📺 Tune in to Live TV Ratings talk with Brandon…
 
Tony Khan bought Ring of Honor. Vince McMahon had his first live interview since 2014. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo look at AEW's pay-per-view and streaming potential ahead of the Revolution event tonight. Plus, a breakdown of the latest Google Trends data for major wrestling companies. Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHr918NI-bI…
 
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