Who owns WWE? A look at World Wrestling Entertainment’s major shareholders

Vince McMahon most all, of course. Breaking down just how much stock and what portion of WWE voting rights are controlled by whom can be complicated, though. The confusion is mainly because WWE has two share classes, which is common for many publicly traded companies. Facebook is another company that grants its founder a preferred … Continue reading Who owns WWE? A look at World Wrestling Entertainment’s major shareholders

Donald and Vince, Vince and Donald

Yes, the two billionaires collaborated at Wrestlemania events in 1988, 1989, and 2007. And, yes, Linda McMahon was appointed to head the Small Business Administration; and, yes, she now chairs and heavily donates to the president's official SuperPAC. Yes, they're both known for telling people, "You're fired," on TV. Yes, they both inherited power from … Continue reading Donald and Vince, Vince and Donald

WWE Q3 2020 Estimate: Enter The Thunderdome

How will WWE’s Thunderdome production affect the company’s financial outlook? WWE's new "Thunderdome" production, which debuted Friday, is the company's latest response to slumping ratings of Raw and Smackdown. Those two programs, highly valued by NBCUniversal and Fox, respectively, have been challenged for at least a few years, but have been especially hit since the … Continue reading WWE Q3 2020 Estimate: Enter The Thunderdome

WWE Hasn’t Created Strong New IP In Over 15 Years

The rise of John Cena in 2005 was the last time WWE made a star whose value strongly drove consumer metrics. Despite branding all of its talent "superstars", it was the last time the company created a major star, or strong -- what the media industry might call -- intellectual property. I'm thinking about the … Continue reading WWE Hasn’t Created Strong New IP In Over 15 Years