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 USDFY2019: 5.333 billion yen = $51 million USDFY2020: 5.021 billion yen = $48 million … 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

What's a SWOT analysis? (Wikipedia) 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, … Continue reading WWE SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats