Wrestlenomics

Wrestlenomics

Wrestlenomics covers the business of pro wrestling. Pollock & Thurston is a weekly podcast hosted by John Pollock of POST Wrestling and Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston. They are often joined by a relevant guest. Wrestlenomics Radio is also available weekly for subscribers at patreon.com/wrestlenomics, and is hosted by Brandon Thurston. The video version incorporates charts and visual elements.

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WWE looks to expand Saudi Arabia relationship | POST x Wrestlenomics
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WWE looks to expand Saudi Arabia relationship | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston cover TKO extending its relationship with Saudi Arabia as WWE prepares for its latest show in the country.Bradley Hope, the co-author of Blood and Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power, joins the show to speak about the rise of MBS, Saudi Arabia’s growing influence within sports & its ties with WWE.Plus: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton responds to the complaint filed by WWE over the release of records related to events in Texas, Mark Shapiro speaks at the JP Morgan conference, the NBA is preparing to finalize its broadcast agreements, AEW returns to Las Vegas for Double or Nothing, and the latest TV ratings information.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/F0pFdfCwqscREADING:- TKO President talks expansion of WWE-Saudi Arabia deal- NBA formalizing deals with Disney, Amazon, NBC- WWE suing Texas Attorney General to prevent release of bidding contract- WWE Raw ranks second on cable behind Game 7 of the NHL playoffsMusic courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben Tramer”POST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Breaking Down WWE Legal Challenges, WWE vs. Texas | POST x Wrestlenomics
15-05-2024
Breaking Down WWE Legal Challenges, WWE vs. Texas | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston cover the latest filings in the Janel Grant case, and TKO’s attempt to stop the release of records.This past week, multiple filings were made on behalf of Vince McMahon and WWE as they are in alignment to seek arbitration in the suit filed by Janel Grant. TKO is trying to prevent multiple records requests regarding events staged in Texas and we will break down why this is such an important story.Plus, the fallout from WWE’s handling of the media last week, the site fee Las Vegas is paying for WrestleMania 41 & more.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/mxcchiWfJXMREADING:- WWE responds to Janel Grant's lawsuit- Vince McMahon’s attorneys oppose Janel Grant’s motion to strike- WWE suing Texas AG to prevent release of bidding contract- 180K wrestling fans expected to slam Las Vegas for WM week in 2025- Oklahoma Wrestling Commission Considers Rule Change For Transgender WrestlersMusic courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben Tramer”POST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
TKO Earnings Report Q1 2024 | POST x Wrestlenomics
09-05-2024
TKO Earnings Report Q1 2024 | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston cover the TKO first-quarter earnings report, and welcome reporter Lucas Charpiot to discuss the Backlash press conference.Pollock & Thurston speak about WWE and USA Network extending its agreement for Raw until the end of 2024, the UFC antitrust settlements, TKO’s deals with Saudi Arabia & other notes from the first-quarter earnings.Then, reporter Lucas Charpiot speaks about his experience at the WWE Backlash press conference and the response from Paul Levesque.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/VWp8qawhTMM00:00:00 Start00:02:09 TKO Q1 2024 Earnings Report00:32:38 Reporter Lucas Charpiot chats WWE Backlash press conference00:58:52 Ticket sales for Clash at the Castle01:02:44 WWE Raw & NXT ratings01:03:59 Book report on "The Fixer" by Mike Sitrick01:19:05 Super Chat on the NBA rights Music courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben Tramer”POST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWE Backlash in Lyon, France | POST x Wrestlenomics
01-05-2024
WWE Backlash in Lyon, France | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston cover all the latest stories including the WWE going to France for Backlash this weekend.The two chat about the report that Comcast is preparing a massive bid for NBA rights, AEW Revolution grosses over $1 million in Greensboro, The Wrap has a scathing profile on Dwayne Johnson, we analyze the arguments regarding the NDA between Janel Grant and Vince McMahon, and VICE announces four-part series “Who Killed WCW?”Plus, reporter Félix Gouty joins us to discuss WWE holding back-to-back shows in France this weekend.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/jliudgvxXpk00:00:00 Start00:00:41 Intro00:03:36 WrestleMania 41 announcement is coming00:07:30 AEW Revolution draws $1 million in Greensboro00:13:15 Comcast expected to make major bid for NBA rights00:23:10 The Wrap's story on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson00:30:44 Reporter Félix Gouty chats WWE Backlash00:45:45 The NDA between Janel Grant and Vince McMahon00:53:14 Confirmation of Janel Grant's law degree from Pace University00:54:12 VICE announces "Who Killed WCW?"00:59:13: TV figures for SmackDown, Collision & Rampage, Raw01:06:48 Pat McAfee speaks about Nick Khan's TKO sharesReading:- Nearly Twenty Years of French Wrestling History Surrounds Backlash France- AEW Revolution 2024 grossed $1 million in ticket sales, public records confirm- NBC Prepares $2.5-Billion-a-Year Bid to Pluck NBA Rights From TNT- Seven Bucks To Produce ‘Who Killed WCW?’ Docuseries For Vice TV- ‘Red One’ Down: How Dwayne Johnson’s Tardiness Led to a $250 Million Runaway ProductionMusic courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben Tramer”POST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Wrestlenomics Radio: A new era at Wrestlemania 40
08-04-2024
Wrestlenomics Radio: A new era at Wrestlemania 40
On the first Sunday of each month, Wrestlenomics Radio is free for everyone. Wrestlenomics Radio is available every week exclusively for subscribers at patreon.com/wrestlenomics.======Brandon Thurston on the latest news in wrestling business:The DeVincification of WWE at Wrestlemania 40Wrestlemania attendance and gatePaul Levesque's press conference commentsROH Supercard of Honor and press conferenceAll In footage presumably of CM Punk and Jack Perry advertised for DynamiteMost matches during Wrestlemania week======📺 VIDEO VERSION HERE: https://youtube.com/live/YF6JnmERrk4======✍️ http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics🎙 http://wrestlenomics.com/podcast▶️ http://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomics📷 http://instagram.com/wrestlenomics🤳 http://tiktok.com/@wrestlenomics🌐 http://wrestlenomics.comMusic: “Sports FM” by Shane Ivers: https://www.silvermansound.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZAhZ0iPHPw======Instructions on how to setup Wrestlenomics Patreon audio in your podcast app: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/212055866-Subscribe-to-your-Audio-RSS-link-on-the-Patreon-appListen to Wrestlenomics Patreon audio on Spotify at the link below or search in your Spotify app for “Wrestlenomics Patreon”:https://open.spotify.com/show/3zDhCs0Ho0XqjjOpDcbMbu?si=7f4058334e8e462cSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWE’s Consensual Relationship Policy Examined | POST x Wrestlenomics
27-03-2024
WWE’s Consensual Relationship Policy Examined | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston discuss their report on WWE’s Consensual Relationship Policy and welcome guests CJ Donald and Brad Balukjian to the show.Corporate attorney CJ Donald discusses the WWE’s policy, which Pollock & Thurston reported this week, and other aspects of the case involving Janel Grant against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE. Author Brad Balukjian stops by to speak about his new book The Six Pack: On the Open Road in Search of WrestleMania and his extensive research including many new facts about the WWF’s national expansion era.VIDEO VERSION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyTt_TN43mgFirst Look at WWE’s Consensual Relationship Policy Established in 2023:https://www.postwrestling.com/2024/03/26/first-look-at-wwes-consensual-relationship-policy-established-in-2023/Music courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben TramerPOST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Legal Analysis of Suit Against Vince McMahon, WWE | POST x Wrestlenomics
20-03-2024
Legal Analysis of Suit Against Vince McMahon, WWE | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston discuss the legal questions surrounding the lawsuit against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis & WWE.What are the responsibilities of corporate officers in this scenario? Can a relationship with such a power discrepancy ever be considered consensual? We speak with Todd Martin of PWTorch about the legal aspects of this case and assess the corporate environment of WWE as outlined in Janel Grant’s suit and what stands out.Then, we’re joined by Erik Magraken to discuss the news that both UFC antitrust lawsuits have been settled for $335 million.Plus: WWE’s business going into WrestleMania 40 including nine consecutive TV sellouts, Tony Khan announces a sellout in Toronto, Bellator MMA to stream on Max, Brandon Thurston’s AEW Q4 report & more.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/v7LeiuFh2mMWARNING: THIS PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.Music courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben Tramer0:00 UFC antitrust lawsuits settled7:14 WWE Corporate Officers’ awareness involving Grant lawsuit16:21 Todd Martin discusses outlook of Grant-WWE lawsuit39:24 Erik Magraken on UFC lawsuit settlement58:31 AEW Dynamite attendance in Toronto1:01:16 WWE attendance trends1:03:26 AEW Key Performance Indicators1:05:56 Bellator deal to stream on Max1:08:25 UFC fighter pay question1:11:10 Our WrestleMania plansPOST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
“WWE Corporate Officers” in Grant Lawsuit Revealed | POST x Wrestlenomics
13-03-2024
“WWE Corporate Officers” in Grant Lawsuit Revealed | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston are joined by Tim Marchman to discuss their report for Front Office Sports on the identities of the WWE corporate officers in the Janel Grant lawsuit.The three discuss their reporting, the identities, filling in the blanks in Grant’s lawsuit, and the remaining questions as this story continues. Plus: WWE SummerSlam location, PRIME mat sponsorship, AEW Big Business in Boston, and Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul on Netflix.WARNING: THIS PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.VIDEO VERSION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBDEuQYURHwREAD/WATCH::-WWE President Nick Khan, COO Brad Blum Revealed as Key Figures in Vince McMahon Sex-Trafficking Suit (Front Office Sports)- What the Grant lawsuit says about the WWE Corporate Officers, now that we know they are Nick Khan, Brad Blum, Stephanie McMahon, and Brian Nurse (Wrestlenomics)Music courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben TramerPOST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
WWE Investigations with Tim Marchman | POST x Wrestlenomics
14-02-2024
WWE Investigations with Tim Marchman | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston continue their coverage of the allegations against WWE including new information on the Ashley Massaro case.Joining us is Tim Marchman of VICE News, who has been reporting on these stories and learned of an NCIS investigation into the Massaro case following her death in 2019. Plus: Bruce Prichard’s comments on the Janel Grant lawsuit, the latest on Scott D’Amore’s exit from TNA, the Super Bowl audience, TV ratings & more.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/XDJw-ST69ekReporting by Tim Marchman:- WWE Wrestler Ashley Massaro Accused Vince McMahon of Sexually Preying on Wrestlers - Despite Denials, WWE Management Knew Wrestler Said She Had Been Raped on Military Base- Co-Defendant in Vince McMahon Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Says He Was a Victim TooTo contact Tim Marchman:Are you a current or former female WWE wrestler with a story to tell, or wondering if there’s a point to speaking out? Contact reporters covering sex trafficking at tim.marchman@vice.com or anna.merlan@vice.com. For extra security, download the Signal app to a non-work device and text us there at 267-713-9832. Confidentiality assured.Music courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben TramerPOST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Titan Gate to TKO with guest David Bixenspan | POST x Wrestlenomics
07-02-2024
Titan Gate to TKO with guest David Bixenspan | POST x Wrestlenomics
John Pollock and Brandon Thurston discuss the Titan Gate scandal of the early ‘90s in the WWF who was involved, and what can be applied today.Joining us is David Bixenspan, who has reported on this story throughout the past decade for Business Insider and his extensive series on the story on Between the Sheets.They also discuss the latest on the Vince McMahon case, Disney working with Fox and WBD on a new streaming service & more.VIDEO VERSION: https://youtube.com/live/0UML_inb2lQAdditional resources:- Business Insider feature on the scandal by David Bixenspan- Babyface v. Heel article on videotape involving Mel Phillips- Sex, Lies, and the WWF by Phil Mushnick - San Diego Union-Tribute article by Jeff Savage- Phil Donahue Show- Now It Can Be Told with Geraldo Rivera- Vince McMahon on Larry King Live WARNING: This show contains descriptions of sexual assault including minors, trafficking, and trauma, and we encourage you to listen with caution. For information and resources related to this subject matter, please go to RAINN.orgMusic courtesy: “Panic Beat” Ben TramerPOST WrestlingSubscribe: https://postwrestling.com/subscribePatreon: http://postwrestlingcafe.comForum: https://forum.postwrestling.comDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/Q795HhRMerch: https://store.postwrestling.comTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @POSTwrestlingWrestlenomicsSubscribe: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsTwitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube: @WrestlenomicsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy