Hosts Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) & Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) are back for 90 minutes to talk:
- George Barrios at the Needham Emerging Technology Conference: Evolution of WWE, WWE Network Library & Rights, India, Core of the Core, Corporate’s take on the Wellness policy, Netflix comparisons, George’s scorecard of biggest WWE stars by age (Transcript)
- New Japan’s Financials (Brandon’s Fightful article), New Japan World, Japanese Attendance, and the upcoming US tour (with Press Conference)
- Smackdown Advertising
- Sinclair buying Tribune, WGN America coverage, possible ROH OTT service and Ring of Honor’s brand identity crisis
- ADR on WWE
Listen for rants about crediting sources, “porn numbers” in wrestling, salary databases. monetary policy (inflation and demonetization), Primal Warpath, Wrestlenomics T-Shirts and $1 million for CM Punk. Stay for the artisanal wrestling stats.