About

Wrestlenomics is the leading source source for business analysis of the pro-wrestling industry. The brand was originally created by “Mookie” Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) in 2013.

Chris started the podcast in 2013, but 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 is the leading independent expert on professional wrestling business. He manages this website, writes the blog posts that appear here, and hosts the Wrestlenomics Radio podcast.

Chris and Brandon co-hosted Wrestlenomics Radio for the full years of 2017 and 2018. In early 2019, Chris left the podcast to work full-time for All Elite Wrestling as Vice President of Business Strategy.

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.

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

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