We discuss Antonio Inoki’s contributions to the wrestling industry. Plus, how momentum continues to shift for WWE and AEW. We look at ticket sales, cagematch.net reception, and other measures to get an idea of fan sentiment.
What’s the value of celebrities like Logan Paul in wrestling? AEW Grand Slam TV ratings and ticket sales. And what Amazon’s first exclusive NFL game might tell us about the future of streaming and wrestling’s future in the medium
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rita Chatterton, who says Vince McMahon raped her in 1986, is interviewed by New York Magazine. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about the business of Forbidden Door, Logan Paul signing with WWE, and more.
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.