Wrestlenomics is the leading source for business analysis of the pro-wrestling industry.

The brand was originally created by “Mookie” Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) in 2013. Its roots trace back to as early 2005, when Chris produced the Indeed Wrestling podcast. Concurrently, he wrote about wrestling business on his influential Indeed Wrestling blog and for other wrestling media outlets.

Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) is the leading independent expert on professional wrestling business. He writes and reports on wrestling business news and co-hosts the Wrestlenomics Radio podcast. Brandon has written about the industry since 2015 for various outlets including Vice, The Daily Beast, and Seeking Alpha.

Our expertise has been sourced by publications like The Wall Street Journal (1, 2, 3), Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Variety, The Wrap (1, 2), New York Daily News, Vice (1, 2), The Ringer, Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Bleacher Report, Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and many others.

Brandon self-published detailed annual wrestling industry reports for the years of 2019 and 2020.

Feedback and media inquiries can be sent to Brandon at brandon@wrestlenomics.com.


Chris and Brandon co-hosted Wrestlenomics Radio for the full years of 2017 and 2018. In early 2019, Chris stopped co-hosting the podcast when he began working full-time for All Elite Wrestling as Vice President of Business Strategy.

Brandon contributed to Chris’s research in 2018 related to business planning for the project that eventually became known as All Elite Wrestling. Brandon independently manages all Wrestlenomics content and has not participated in similar work following the formal launch of AEW in January 2019.

In 2020, Brandon relaunched the wrestlenomics.com website in its current form.

Brandon is also a pro wrestling trainer and works as a wrestler for a variety of independent wrestling promotions.

Brandon does not and has not in the past held any stock positions or ownership in World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) or any wrestling companies. He has no plans to initiate any such positions.

Wrestlenomics content does not constitute investment advice and should not be construed as investment research.

In 2020, Brandon completed short-term tasks for the streaming service independentwrestling.tv and for cooperative wrestling group United Wrestling Network.

Wrestlenomics content expresses solely the opinions of the speaker or writer. Brandon receives compensation for Wrestlenomics content only in the form of recurring payments from subscribers via Patreon, sales of our reports through Payhip, and advertising revenue from our podcasting network.