I’d call it a success. AEW has come a very long way in its short time span and it has been a success in a number of areas. This includes with its audiences, which have tended to be rather strong for most of their shows. The pay per views have featured some large audiences as well, leading to some high amounts of money coming in. Now AEW has done it again, but better.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 has sold 12,939 tickets at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That is worth $1,145,000 dollars, which sets a new record for the largest gate for any non-WWE event in North American history. The previous record was $1,100,000, held by the Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax event in 2019. The show is still not a sellout, meaning that it will push the record even higher than it has already gone.
Opinion: This is a situation where a lot of the proof that you need is in the numbers. AEW has made a lot of money off of this show and that means it is a success, at least from a financial perspective. To do anything better than every non-WWE show in history is quite the accomplishment and I’m curious to see how long it takes them to top the record, as it seems to be a rather strong possibility.
How impressive is this for AEW? What do you expect to see on the show? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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