John & Brandon are joined by Bill from WrestleTix to discuss tonight’s AEW Grand Slam event at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the trend of the promotion’s ticket sales, the success of All In, and “drop counts”.
Plus: The L.A. Times feature on Vince McMahon, fallout from the completion of the TKO merger, Max adding a live sports tier, WWE Raw getting hammered against Monday Night Football & notes from this week’s ratings.
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston discuss the completed merger between WWE and UFC to form TKO Group Holdings and all the ramifications of the deal.
John & Brandon speak with Patrick Auger of The Fight Business Podcast and runs the Auger Consulting Group to discuss the merger, short and long-term ideas, the combination of resources, and what this will mean for wrestlers & fighters in both promotions.
Plus: TKO dividend payout and Vince’s big payout, lowest WWE Raw audience in history, NXT does a huge number, Royal Rumble 2024 location, and more.
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston are guestless this week and open the forum for your questions to be sent in along with the latest news & notes.
They chat the latest on AEW’s decision to terminate CM Punk’s contracts, the business of WWE Payback & AEW All Out, television ratings from the past few days, Saudi Arabian investment in the PFL and how it affected WWE’s stock, LightShed’s update on the WWE domestic TV rights & lots more.