Re: Is WWE an eventual antitrust action waiting to happen?
Of course the WWE is a monopoly. They have the vast majority of the global wrestling market share, and they engage in monopolistic practices all the time, they went head to head with AEW with NXT on the same day and time slot, they basically have signed every free agent to comically overinflated deals just so they're off the market, they've tried to prevent companies from running arenas, especially MSG, etc. I doubt the government cares though. It's funny that the WWE is hemorrhaging interest and popularity at a historic pace and yet still has such a monopoly over the business, but that just goes to show the anemic state of wrestling heading into 2020. NJPW is a low tier national company that doesn't turn that much of a profit, after a hot start, AEW is on the trajectory of being a bit player with less overall popularity than peak TNA or 2000 ECW, MLW, NWA, ROH, are all small companies that don't significantly factor into the global wrestling market share. The business is fooked overall.