A look at NJPW revenue, subscriber, and attendance numbers.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that Bushiroad, the parent company of New Japan Pro Wrestling, is filing for an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Meltzer has the following notes from the filing:
- New Japan World subscribers came in at 100,000. This is the same number Harold Meij reported in July 2018.
- The 2018 attendance was listed as 400,000 in 160 shows, which comes to an average of 2,500 paid per show.
- Bushiroad as a company had $270 million in revenue. $46 million of that came from NJPW.
- NJPW President Harold Meij's salary is listed as $691,000 per year, though it is unclear if that comes from his role as NJPW President or Director of Bushiroad. He also has 452,000 shares of Bushiroad stock, meaning he’s a 3.01 percent owner of the parent company. The shares are currently worth $5 million.
- Meij's contract will reportedly expire mid-to-late 2020.
Filing for an IPO could mean Bushiroad is set to go public in the near future.