Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) and Brandon Howard (@brandonthurston) discuss the week’s topics in wrestling business news:

  • Update on Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia
  • ESPN/Fox dual bid for UFC and implications for WWE
  • JPMorgan’s analysis of WWE business
  • Needham’s analysis of WWE business
  • WWE Board of Directors election from annual shareholders meeting

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  • RAW/SmackDown year-over-year viewership comparisons, gender demographics
  • Mookienomics on RAW ratings by person
  • Mookienomics on YouTube views by person
  • Mookie’s legal gazette: Titus O’Neil, Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt, Randy Orton’s tattoos (yes, really), Michael Elgin
  • Brandon’s hierarchy of 3 types of pro wrestling promotions
  • Bruno Sammartino

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