The business model for the biggest wrestling companies transformed drastically over the last several years. No longer is U.S. pro wrestling such a "destination" business: where promotions' TV programs are a loss leader used to promote sales of tickets and pay-per-views.
The lack of any sports-like creative vision in major U.S. companies makes wrestling less popular than it could be.
What does WWE get paid by USA Network for airing NXT?
Wrestling media focuses too much on linear viewership trends. It's allows us to see a mirage of consequence that isn't really there.
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