The importance of new stars
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Wrestling stars who spike business usually do so soon after being elevated to main event status for the first time in their career. We explore this and the news of the last week or so, including:


-New Japan announces its return to events

-Triple H on why WWE isn't doing COVID-19 testing, and his new executive title

-MLW signs with DAZN

-The new free tier for the WWE Network means the end of free trials

-Was WWE Network really as profitable as Stephane McMahon said recently?


References:

Stephanie McMahon “CMO Moves” interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-204678039/stephanie-mcmahon-cbo-of-wwe-staying-slightly-ahead-of-the-curve

Paul Levesque pre-NXT Takeover media conference (via Fightful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaAYXe3sDmg

Paul Levesque post-NXT Takeover media conference (via Fightful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr4v6AtrDxI

COVID-19 country data: ourworldindata.org

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

WWE proxy statement 2019: https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/us/wwe/SEC/sec-show.aspx?FilingId=13989063&Cik=0001091907&Type=PDF&hasPdf=1

MLW signs deal with DAZN: https://www.f4wonline.com/mlw-news/mlw-signs-us-streaming-deal-dazn-312911

Vince McMahon email to staff: https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=136910



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