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

  • WWE Q1 2018 brief overview
  • WWE macro business trends
  • Revisiting NXT and the launch of the WWE Network
  • WWE Co-President George Barrios’ role in the company
  • NJPW Dontaku event attendance
  • Notes from NJPW Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi interview
  • NJPW Cow Palace Tickets
  • All-In Seating chart and ticket prices announced

WRESTLENOMICS PREMIUM (sign-up for $5/month for weekly bonus audio at patreon.com/wrestlenomics) — 4 hours+ this week!

  • WWE Q1 2018 report: financial documents, conference call Q&A session, Saudi Arabia
  • Economics of running an indie wrestling show
  • 1974’s The Wrestler: An insight into the mind of Verne Gagne

Check out Mookie’s work at wrestlenomics.com and indeedwrestling.com. Read Brandon’s latest at WrestlingINC.com.

Email questions and comments to [email protected]