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Wrestlenomics Radio

Wrestlenomics Radio

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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, NJPW, ROH, Impact, indies and more.



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

Latest Episodes

Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q3 2019 Earnings Report

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Harrington to review the WWE Q3 2019 earnings report. WWE shares fell by more than 15% following Thursday's report. Multiple key metrics showed declining trends. Vince McMahon was missing from the conference call due to the event in Saudi Arabia happening the same day. WWE had to adjust its profit projection for the year but is still expected to break its company financial records for 2019. Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

74 MIN2019 NOV 2
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Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q3 2019 Earnings Report

Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT debuts on USA Network, Anthem acquires AXS TV

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to discuss NXT’s debut on the USA Network, viewed by 1,179,000 viewers. What does this mean for the upcoming head-to-head competition with AEW? Impact Wrestling’s parent company, Anthem, has acquired AXS TV. What are the political implications for the wrestling landscape now that Anthem owns New Japan Pro Wrestling’s U.S. broadcast? Plus, new analysis: As the 2010s come to a close, who had the most top voted matches for each decade? What would WWE’s PPV buys be like if there was no WWE Network? Has WWE recover the opportunity cost for the Network? Finally, we take a quick look at Linda McMahon’s recent political donations. Background: https://deadspin.com/with-nxt-moving-to-usa-network-wwes-wednesday-night-wa-1837486293 https://www.anthemse.com/post/anthem-sports-entertainment-to-partner-with-axs-tv-founder-mark-cuban https://www.newsweek.com/impact-wrestling-axs-tv-anthem-weekly-show-bound-glory-1459001 https://www.thewrap.com/axs-tv-l...

81 MIN2019 SEP 21
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Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT debuts on USA Network, Anthem acquires AXS TV

91: Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT moves to USA Network, going head-to-head with AEW on cable

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to talk about the news of NXT moving to USA Network. Background reading: Press release (https://corporate.wwe.com/investors/news/press-releases/2019/08-20-2019-140343362) Showbuzzdaily: Record of WWE NXT viewership on Dec 17, 2017 (https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2017/12/14/16778800/ratings-for-nxts-first-show-on-the-usa-network-are-in) Seeking Alpha notes on MKM speculation on value of NXT deal (https://seekingalpha.com/news/3492953-wwe-plus-3_6-percent-mkm-sees-nxt-deal-coming-soon?dr=1#email_link) Deadline: cable rankings (https://deadline.com/2018/12/cable-tv-network-ratings-2018-lists-fox-news-usa-network-1202523019/) Awful Announcing: cable coverage (https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/nielsen-coverage-estimates-september-espn-nbcsn-nbatv-mlbn-nfln.html) Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv...

48 MIN2019 AUG 21
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91: Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT moves to USA Network, going head-to-head with AEW on cable

90: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q2 2019 earnings report

Brandon Thurston reviews WWE's Q2 2019 earnings report in-depth with Wrestlenomics founder Chris Harrington. In the second half of the podcast, Brandon talks with Chris Gullo and D.J. Jarka more about WWE business news and Q2 metrics from other pro-wrestling companies. WWE and Pro-Wrestling Industry Q2 2019 Info Sheet: https://payhip.com/b/zypj Brandon's Fightful article on the WWE Q2 report: https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/exclusives/wwe-q2-analysis-vince-mcmahon-calls-aew-blood-and-guts-wrestlemania-s-paid-attendance-most-metrics Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

144 MIN2019 JUL 27
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90: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q2 2019 earnings report

89: Wrestlenomics Radio: What's the big deal about WWE in Saudi Arabia?

Ahead of WWE's event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, we take an in-depth look at WWE's controversial and lucrative relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

53 MIN2019 JUN 3
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89: Wrestlenomics Radio: What's the big deal about WWE in Saudi Arabia?

88: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q1 2019 Earnings Analysis, Vince blames talent absences for declines

VIDEO VERSION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-x-33dXtY ------------------ Notes document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EnXLg8XNl-fRaa-LntJn9S2zi92LjeRHHByiU1SR-kE/edit?usp=sharing ------------------ Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

111 MIN2019 APR 29
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88: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q1 2019 Earnings Analysis, Vince blames talent absences for declines

87: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE's independent contractor problem

Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston * * * **References:** Full John Oliver WWE segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UQ4O7UiDs WWE investor deck showing adjusted OIBDA estimate for 2019: https://corporate.wwe.com/~/media/Files/W/WWE/documents/wwe-investor-presentation-02-11-2019.pdf WWE hierarchy of influence: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics/status/1052994990614474752 Payroll liability spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwcG-SaaN8XW2WzHXi2737FbGGFK_a_W7TEPO02mgPU/edit#gid=1374663635 Travel expenses spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OkocZGPo6anw4cAaAh7xrr1WvSjm9XnBl34TnxpJfcA/edit#gid=178818493 Stamford Advocate article: https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/bu...

33 MIN2019 APR 6
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87: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE's independent contractor problem

86: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE moving headquarters

Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston **References:** WWE press release https://corporate.wwe.com/investors/news/press-releases/2019/03-20-2019-210006370 WWE HQ Q&A document https://corporate.wwe.com/~/media/Files/W/WWE/press-releases/2019/wwe-hq-relo-q-and-a-03-20-2019.pdf Stamford Advocate article https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/business/article/Former-Stamford-UBS-site-sells-for-33-million-12442382.php WWF stadium attendances reported in WON 4/9/2001 (subscription required) https://members.f4wonline.com/wrestling-observer-newsletter/april-9-2001-wrestling-observer-newsletter-wrestlemania-x7-reviewed Wrestlemania paid attendance based on WWE KPIs https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IuWQ8mhhN5T...

28 MIN2019 MAR 25
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86: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE moving headquarters

85: Wrestlenomics Radio: Wrestlemania attendance, Barrios on popularity, viewership demographics

**Topics:** * Wrestlemania attendance: what WWE announces versus paid attendance * WWE TV viewership demographics: Rousey arrival coincidences with disproportionate decline in female viewership * WWE Co-President George Barrios’ response to questions on WWE popularity * WWE proxy statement discloses top executive salaries, update on shares of company ownership **Links:** Website: [wrestlenomics.com](http://wrestlenomics.com) Twitter: [twitter.com/wrestlenomics](http://twitter.com/wrestlenomics) Instagram: [instagram.com/wrestlenomics](http://instagram.com/wrestlenomics) Facebook: [facebook.com/wrestlenomics](http://facebook.com/wrestlenomics) YouTube: [youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog) Reddit: [reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/](http://reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/) Brandon's Twitter: [twitter.com/brandonthurston](http://twitter.com/brandonthurston) Brandon's Instagram: [instagram.com/farmer_thurston](http://instagram.co...

55 MIN2019 MAR 17
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85: Wrestlenomics Radio: Wrestlemania attendance, Barrios on popularity, viewership demographics

84: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Saudi money algebra, AEW Double or Nothing sells out, NJPW Google search

YouTube version: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNWnq5G01r4](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNWnq5G01r4) This week's topics: * WWE Other media alegbra : including estimates on revenue related to Greatest Royal Rumble, reality TV series, Mixed Match Challenge, Crown Jewel, Super Showdown * WWE Co-President Barrios asked about new company, competition * AEW Double or Nothing sells out * Kenny Omega officially joins roster * AEW President Tony Khan on talent hirings * Undertaker at Starrcast II * NJPW Google web search Brandon's WWE Other media spreadsheet: [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PJQJbTkBQLUdrptA8Ml4wyZ-l2Go9HPeeOBOW0pSmwo/](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PJQJbTkBQLUdrptA8Ml4wyZ-l2Go9HPeeOBOW0pSmwo/) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

51 MIN2019 FEB 18
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84: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Saudi money algebra, AEW Double or Nothing sells out, NJPW Google search

Latest Episodes

Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q3 2019 Earnings Report

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Harrington to review the WWE Q3 2019 earnings report. WWE shares fell by more than 15% following Thursday's report. Multiple key metrics showed declining trends. Vince McMahon was missing from the conference call due to the event in Saudi Arabia happening the same day. WWE had to adjust its profit projection for the year but is still expected to break its company financial records for 2019. Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

74 MIN2019 NOV 2
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Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q3 2019 Earnings Report

Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT debuts on USA Network, Anthem acquires AXS TV

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to discuss NXT’s debut on the USA Network, viewed by 1,179,000 viewers. What does this mean for the upcoming head-to-head competition with AEW? Impact Wrestling’s parent company, Anthem, has acquired AXS TV. What are the political implications for the wrestling landscape now that Anthem owns New Japan Pro Wrestling’s U.S. broadcast? Plus, new analysis: As the 2010s come to a close, who had the most top voted matches for each decade? What would WWE’s PPV buys be like if there was no WWE Network? Has WWE recover the opportunity cost for the Network? Finally, we take a quick look at Linda McMahon’s recent political donations. Background: https://deadspin.com/with-nxt-moving-to-usa-network-wwes-wednesday-night-wa-1837486293 https://www.anthemse.com/post/anthem-sports-entertainment-to-partner-with-axs-tv-founder-mark-cuban https://www.newsweek.com/impact-wrestling-axs-tv-anthem-weekly-show-bound-glory-1459001 https://www.thewrap.com/axs-tv-l...

81 MIN2019 SEP 21
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Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT debuts on USA Network, Anthem acquires AXS TV

91: Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT moves to USA Network, going head-to-head with AEW on cable

Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to talk about the news of NXT moving to USA Network. Background reading: Press release (https://corporate.wwe.com/investors/news/press-releases/2019/08-20-2019-140343362) Showbuzzdaily: Record of WWE NXT viewership on Dec 17, 2017 (https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2017/12/14/16778800/ratings-for-nxts-first-show-on-the-usa-network-are-in) Seeking Alpha notes on MKM speculation on value of NXT deal (https://seekingalpha.com/news/3492953-wwe-plus-3_6-percent-mkm-sees-nxt-deal-coming-soon?dr=1#email_link) Deadline: cable rankings (https://deadline.com/2018/12/cable-tv-network-ratings-2018-lists-fox-news-usa-network-1202523019/) Awful Announcing: cable coverage (https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/nielsen-coverage-estimates-september-espn-nbcsn-nbatv-mlbn-nfln.html) Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv...

48 MIN2019 AUG 21
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91: Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT moves to USA Network, going head-to-head with AEW on cable

90: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q2 2019 earnings report

Brandon Thurston reviews WWE's Q2 2019 earnings report in-depth with Wrestlenomics founder Chris Harrington. In the second half of the podcast, Brandon talks with Chris Gullo and D.J. Jarka more about WWE business news and Q2 metrics from other pro-wrestling companies. WWE and Pro-Wrestling Industry Q2 2019 Info Sheet: https://payhip.com/b/zypj Brandon's Fightful article on the WWE Q2 report: https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/exclusives/wwe-q2-analysis-vince-mcmahon-calls-aew-blood-and-guts-wrestlemania-s-paid-attendance-most-metrics Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

144 MIN2019 JUL 27
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90: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q2 2019 earnings report

89: Wrestlenomics Radio: What's the big deal about WWE in Saudi Arabia?

Ahead of WWE's event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, we take an in-depth look at WWE's controversial and lucrative relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

53 MIN2019 JUN 3
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89: Wrestlenomics Radio: What's the big deal about WWE in Saudi Arabia?

88: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q1 2019 Earnings Analysis, Vince blames talent absences for declines

VIDEO VERSION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-x-33dXtY ------------------ Notes document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EnXLg8XNl-fRaa-LntJn9S2zi92LjeRHHByiU1SR-kE/edit?usp=sharing ------------------ Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

111 MIN2019 APR 29
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88: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Q1 2019 Earnings Analysis, Vince blames talent absences for declines

87: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE's independent contractor problem

Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston * * * **References:** Full John Oliver WWE segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UQ4O7UiDs WWE investor deck showing adjusted OIBDA estimate for 2019: https://corporate.wwe.com/~/media/Files/W/WWE/documents/wwe-investor-presentation-02-11-2019.pdf WWE hierarchy of influence: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics/status/1052994990614474752 Payroll liability spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwcG-SaaN8XW2WzHXi2737FbGGFK_a_W7TEPO02mgPU/edit#gid=1374663635 Travel expenses spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OkocZGPo6anw4cAaAh7xrr1WvSjm9XnBl34TnxpJfcA/edit#gid=178818493 Stamford Advocate article: https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/bu...

33 MIN2019 APR 6
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87: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE's independent contractor problem

86: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE moving headquarters

Website: wrestlenomics.com Twitter: twitter.com/wrestlenomics Instagram: instagram.com/wrestlenomics Facebook: facebook.com/wrestlenomics YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog Reddit: reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/ Brandon's Twitter: twitter.com/brandonthurston Brandon's Instagram: instagram.com/farmer_thurston **References:** WWE press release https://corporate.wwe.com/investors/news/press-releases/2019/03-20-2019-210006370 WWE HQ Q&A document https://corporate.wwe.com/~/media/Files/W/WWE/press-releases/2019/wwe-hq-relo-q-and-a-03-20-2019.pdf Stamford Advocate article https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/business/article/Former-Stamford-UBS-site-sells-for-33-million-12442382.php WWF stadium attendances reported in WON 4/9/2001 (subscription required) https://members.f4wonline.com/wrestling-observer-newsletter/april-9-2001-wrestling-observer-newsletter-wrestlemania-x7-reviewed Wrestlemania paid attendance based on WWE KPIs https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IuWQ8mhhN5T...

28 MIN2019 MAR 25
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86: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE moving headquarters

85: Wrestlenomics Radio: Wrestlemania attendance, Barrios on popularity, viewership demographics

**Topics:** * Wrestlemania attendance: what WWE announces versus paid attendance * WWE TV viewership demographics: Rousey arrival coincidences with disproportionate decline in female viewership * WWE Co-President George Barrios’ response to questions on WWE popularity * WWE proxy statement discloses top executive salaries, update on shares of company ownership **Links:** Website: [wrestlenomics.com](http://wrestlenomics.com) Twitter: [twitter.com/wrestlenomics](http://twitter.com/wrestlenomics) Instagram: [instagram.com/wrestlenomics](http://instagram.com/wrestlenomics) Facebook: [facebook.com/wrestlenomics](http://facebook.com/wrestlenomics) YouTube: [youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3Mhsog) Reddit: [reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/](http://reddit.com/r/wrestlenomics/) Brandon's Twitter: [twitter.com/brandonthurston](http://twitter.com/brandonthurston) Brandon's Instagram: [instagram.com/farmer_thurston](http://instagram.co...

55 MIN2019 MAR 17
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85: Wrestlenomics Radio: Wrestlemania attendance, Barrios on popularity, viewership demographics

84: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Saudi money algebra, AEW Double or Nothing sells out, NJPW Google search

YouTube version: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNWnq5G01r4](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNWnq5G01r4) This week's topics: * WWE Other media alegbra : including estimates on revenue related to Greatest Royal Rumble, reality TV series, Mixed Match Challenge, Crown Jewel, Super Showdown * WWE Co-President Barrios asked about new company, competition * AEW Double or Nothing sells out * Kenny Omega officially joins roster * AEW President Tony Khan on talent hirings * Undertaker at Starrcast II * NJPW Google web search Brandon's WWE Other media spreadsheet: [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PJQJbTkBQLUdrptA8Ml4wyZ-l2Go9HPeeOBOW0pSmwo/](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PJQJbTkBQLUdrptA8Ml4wyZ-l2Go9HPeeOBOW0pSmwo/) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations

51 MIN2019 FEB 18
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84: Wrestlenomics Radio: WWE Saudi money algebra, AEW Double or Nothing sells out, NJPW Google search
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