Pollock & Thurston also chat about Tammy Sytch being sentenced, a lawsuit filed regarding the WWE and UFC’s merger, SmackDown ratings on FS 1, AEW Rampage & Collision numbers, and the business of WWE’s Survivor Series.
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston are joined by Nick Hausman of Haus of Wrestling to discuss WWE & AEW coming to Chicago for Thanksgiving week, NWA on the CW app, and all the latest news from the industry.
Pollock & Thurston also chat about AEW’s Friday night ratings for Collision & Rampage, the business of Survivor Series weekend, Full Gear notes more.
Pollock & Thurston go over the MANY SEC filings from TKO over the past week, Vince McMahon’s stock sale, Donald Trump at UFC 295, UFC moving to Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, WWE merchandise movers & more.
Pollock & Thurston discuss the key items from TKO’s first quarterly earnings report, the emphasis on increasing site fees and exploring further sponsorships, highlights from the Q&A during the earnings call, and all the implications of the NXT deal with the CW Network that goes into effect in October 2024.
The three chat about this past weekend’s boxing fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou and the observations about the event, WWE’s return to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel, and the UFC striking a deal with the country for 2024.
Plus: Reaction to AEW Collision’s viewership feat. MJF vs. Kenny Omega, Halloween Havoc – Night 2 numbers, Endeavor potentially going private, Peacock’s subscribers, and Vince McMahon’s “wins” and “fails”.
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