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

  • WWE in Saudi Arabia: Greatest Royal Rumble thoughts, the Daivri brothers angle, Roman Reigns, GSA’s apology for female wrestlers appearing in a clip, Sami Zayn’s non-appearance, the Saudi government’s PR campaign
  • BTIG upgrade’s its WWE stock projection to $46 as the share price reaches $40 this past week.
  • Medium’s study of which pro wrestlers are the most recognizable
  • A question on ramifications for independent wrestling if All-In doesn’t succeed in its attendance goal

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  • Chris and Brandon thoroughly analyze the WWE Business Partner Summit 2018 in a depth you won’t find anywhere else, featuring:
  • “WWE 2.0” and plans for a future premium tier for the WWE Network
  • WWE co-presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios present road map for 2018
  • Stephanie McMahon explains how WWE was “reimagined” as “sports entertainment”
  • Sales and International (John Brody)
  • Digital and social media (Jayar Donlan)
  • Triple H/Paul Levesque outlines a vision to put developmental facilities all over the world

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