Vince McMahon’s WWE Outpaces Lebron James-Led NBA & Conor McGregor Dominated UFC With Insane $1.1 Billion Figure

Published 06/11/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

WWE reigns on the top. Not only is that just a statement, but Vince McMahon also has receipts to prove it. The biggest promotion in professional wrestling has not just outdone its competitors AEW and Impact Wrestling far behind, but also other popular sports as well.

On one side, we have the NBA, which boasts a lot of popular athlete-celebrities tied up with a lot of big brands like Nike, Adidas, and more sports brands. Prime of them is LeBron James. A billionaire himself, the giant in size and popularity, couldn’t bring more eyes to the NBA.


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On the other hand, we have Conor McGregor is one of the most popular athletes in the world under the UFC umbrella, which is the biggest MMA promotion in the world. And yet they couldn’t beat Vince McMahon’s WWE.

The strategies and tactics of WWE

One would question, why does a brand which has decreased in viewership over the few years and dimmed in the quality hold on to the number one position as the best-selling pay-per-view promotion as stated by an annual statement released on their website? Well, the answer is simple: being ahead of the trends.

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While NBA and UFC might be chasing after the popular trends, WWE has already moved past them and looking ahead to the future. The mind of Vince McMahon moves in a genius way. Not only has he been keeping the brand up for 4 decades, but the brand is also on top every year. In the pandemic era, when companies were going out of business, WWE was projecting its biggest profits in years.


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While he could have kept going like everyone, Vince was the first person to bring the fans back as soon as possible. Filling out arenas, he started doing house shows as well. We can argue that WWE has grown significantly in the past few years than the internet is noticing.

The hidden factor: the talent

Pop culture credits WWE for giving us some of the biggest stars in recent years. John Cena, Batista, Sasha Banks, not to forget, Dwayne Johnson. One of the points mentioned in the annual report was that WWE cultivates stars. The higher-ups at WWE are concerned with making stars. That is their biggest ace up their sleeve.


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Murtaza Bharmal

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Murtaza Bharmal is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing an English Literature degree, he is fond of storytelling in the professional wrestling sport. Music, literature and pop culture run through his veins.

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