Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WWE Network is more international than previously thought

With WWE's disclosure yesterday that Wrestlemania 30 had 690,000 "traditional" worldwide PPV buys, I explored the implications in a short piece published yesterday afternoon. In short, it's very reasonable to conclude that up to 20% of the WWE Network subscriber based as of WM was from non-US customers.

Also published was the first part of a series where I'm looking at the WWE business for signs of stagnation. The first installment focuses on concerning trends in attendance, particularly international attendance and the reality that unless WWE changes something, Live event revenue is likely to be flat or down in 2014.

Lastly, I had a great interview with British Wrestling Historian, Author and fan John Lister on this week's Wrestlenomics Podcast where we talk about everything from the prospects of WWE Network Global Growth to his book on the original ECW (Turning the Tables) to British Wrestling (including the infamous Big Daddy debate).

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