That’s a good sign. Television is discussed the most in wrestling but there are a lot of other ways for a wrestling company to make money. One of the easiest of these is on pay per view as the fans are literally paying to watch the show that is taking place. The better job a company does building up the card, the more money the company is going to bring in. That was the case again this month.
One of the biggest stories of the week has been the fallout from AEW Revolution, which ended with a whimper instead of a bang. The show’s main event was an exploding barbed wire death match with the advertising all but saying that the ring was going to be blown up. That was not what took place, but it is what the fans expected. So how well did AEW do at making the fans want to see the show?
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the pay per view buy numbers for Revolution are the best in AEW’s history and could be the most purchased non-WWE pay per view in the United States since 1999. There is no word on the specific number of pay per view buys, though the B/R Live numbers are up 50% over Full Gear in November. If Revolution beats Full Gear, it will be the fifth straight AEW pay per view whose numbers have risen above the previous one.
The show was pretty big. Check out the highlights:
Opinion: Opinions on the main event and the ending angle aside, this is great news for AEW. It’s one thing to get the fans to watch the show for free on TNT but to get people to pay money to watch another is a different story entirely. It’s pretty impressive to have this kind of a streak and if they can keep it up, that’s even better. Nicely done AEW, now keep it going.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 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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