Wrestlenomics Radio: NXT debuts on USA Network, Anthem acquires AXS TV
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Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to discuss NXT’s debut on the USA Network, viewed by 1,179,000 viewers. What does this mean for the upcoming head-to-head competition with AEW? Impact Wrestling’s parent company, Anthem, has acquired AXS TV. What are the political implications for the wrestling landscape now that Anthem owns New Japan Pro Wrestling’s U.S. broadcast?


Plus, new analysis: As the 2010s come to a close, who had the most top voted matches for each decade? What would WWE’s PPV buys be like if there was no WWE Network? Has WWE recover the opportunity cost for the Network?


Finally, we take a quick look at Linda McMahon’s recent political donations.


Background:


https://deadspin.com/with-nxt-moving-to-usa-network-wwes-wednesday-night-wa-1837486293


https://www.anthemse.com/post/anthem-sports-entertainment-to-partner-with-axs-tv-founder-mark-cuban


https://www.newsweek.com/impact-wrestling-axs-tv-anthem-weekly-show-bound-glory-1459001


https://www.thewrap.com/axs-tv-layoffs-40-employees-mark-cuban-sale-anthem-sports-steve-harvey/


https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/nielsen-coverage-estimates-september-espn-nbcsn-nbatv-mlbn-nfln.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_Wrestling


https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB5


https://www.npr.org/2019/09/18/762108954/california-governor-signs-law-protecting-gig-economy-workers


https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/state-of-combat-with-brian-campbell/


https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=Linda+McMahon&min_date=01%2F01%2F2000&max_date=12%2F31%2F2020


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