Who owns WWE? A look at World Wrestling Entertainment’s major shareholders

Vince McMahon most all, of course. Breaking down just how much stock and what portion of WWE voting rights are controlled by whom can be complicated, though. The confusion is mainly because WWE has two share classes, which is common for many publicly traded companies. Facebook is another company that grants its founder a preferred … Continue reading Who owns WWE? A look at World Wrestling Entertainment’s major shareholders

New Japan Pro-Wrestling business update following Bushiroad annual report FY2020

New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s parent company, Bushiroad, Inc., released its annual report on Monday for its fiscal year ending July 31, 2020. Revenues for Bushiroad’s sports division, largely supported by New Japan, were down slightly. FY2018: 4.891 billion yen = $47 million USD FY2019: 5.333 billion yen = $51 million USD FY2020: 5.021 billion yen = … Continue reading New Japan Pro-Wrestling business update following Bushiroad annual report FY2020

Donald and Vince, Vince and Donald

Yes, the two billionaires collaborated at Wrestlemania events in 1988, 1989, and 2007. And, yes, Linda McMahon was appointed to head the Small Business Administration; and, yes, she now chairs and heavily donates to the president’s official SuperPAC. Yes, they’re both known for telling people, “You’re fired,” on TV. Yes, they both inherited power from … Continue reading Donald and Vince, Vince and Donald

The Wrestling Boom Opportunity the Industry Missed

What if the biggest economic booms in wrestling aren’t just about creating stars? Common Wrestlenomics wisdom tells us economics in the industry are largely a result of star power promoted through strong media distribution. But what if there’s another more important factor that comes first, from which stars are created almost as a side effect? … Continue reading The Wrestling Boom Opportunity the Industry Missed

All Elite Wrestling SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

This follows up on the recently posted WWE SWOT Analysis. STRENGTHS (INTERNAL — HELPFUL) Leadership with credibility in sports and media: AEW President Tony Khan’s credibility from working for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC was likely a great help to allowing AEW to get TV deals in the U.S. (WarnerMedia) and the U.K. (Sky … Continue reading All Elite Wrestling SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

WWE SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

STRENGTHS (INTERNAL — HELPFUL) Wide margin leader in name ID among pro wrestling brands: WWE has well-established global appeal and distribution. If you know any pro wrestling brand, you likely know WWE. Its programming is on TV in many countries around the world, more widely than any wrestling brand. Pre-Covid, it’s the only company that … Continue reading WWE SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

WWE Q3 2020 Estimate: Enter The Thunderdome

How will WWE’s Thunderdome production affect the company’s financial outlook? WWE’s new “Thunderdome” production, which debuted Friday, is the company’s latest response to slumping ratings of Raw and Smackdown. Those two programs, highly valued by NBCUniversal and Fox, respectively, have been challenged for at least a few years, but have been especially hit since the … Continue reading WWE Q3 2020 Estimate: Enter The Thunderdome

Reopening Wrestlenomics Patreon support beginning October 1

Hello everybody, Thanks for supporting my written and audio work lately! Your feedback, questions, social media interaction, and sharing of my work have been very motivating. You may have noticed, I’ve been more productive on this website and the podcast in 2020. I plan to keep this going for the foreseeable future. It’s rewarding personally … Continue reading Reopening Wrestlenomics Patreon support beginning October 1

What Wreddit’s Census Tells Us About Wrestling Program Engagement: WWE, AEW, NXT, ROH, Impact

This year and last year, the popular pro-wrestling focused subreddit r/SquaredCircle (also known as “Wreddit”) distributed the “Wreddit Census” survey. r/SquaredCircle boasts more than 500,000 subscribing members (almost three-times that of WWE’s official subreddit). EDIT: This article previously incorrectly stated that the WWE official subreddit is newer than SquaredCircle. It is not. WWE’s subreddit was … Continue reading What Wreddit’s Census Tells Us About Wrestling Program Engagement: WWE, AEW, NXT, ROH, Impact

I Believe WWE, And In WWE

Taking inspiration from this column by George T. Conway III. I believe WWE re-imagined its content and puts smiles on people’s faces. I believe AEW and NXT viewership bounced back better than Raw and Smackdown after the initial Covid bump simply because they’re new, and not any other commonality. I believe ratings are down because … Continue reading I Believe WWE, And In WWE

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