The battle lines have been drawn several times now. One of the most interesting stories over the last few months has been the battle between NXT and AEW Dynamite every Wednesday night. AEW has done quite well all things considered, and arguably even without those things considered. Dynamite has had quite a bit of success and that might be despite of some of WWE’s efforts.
One of the major positives that AEW has going for it is its financial backer and boss, Tony Khan. Part of the incredibly wealthy Khan family which owns the Jacksonville Jaguars, Khan has brought a strong financial status to the company, along with some other positives. With his status and the money he brings to the table, some controversy is bound to follow him, including some a rather interesting story.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has been spreading a false story about AEW’s early ticket sales. The story suggested that Khan bought the tickets to early AEW shows, which caused the shows to sell out so quickly. Allegedly the story came from someone inside WWE, meaning either WWE talent themselves or from WWE executives who fed the story to the WWE talent.
These early shows were rather good. Check out some early highlights:
Opinion: This is the kind of story that is believable enough to be true, though I don’t think that is the case. There is no denying that AEW fans were rabid for the product at first and still are to this day. The incredibly fast sellouts are very impressive and while they may not happen anymore, it is clear that AEW has a following that doesn’t need its boss to buy up a bunch of tickets to make the show look impressive.
Have you liked AEW so far? Can they maintain their status? Let us know in the comments below.