Backstage News On AEW Full Gear Buys, The Promotion’s Future On PPV

AEW Full Gear did around 100,000 pay-per-view buys or just slightly below last Saturday night. The number is similar to what their All Out show garnered on 8/31.

Regarding digital buys, Full Gear did similar numbers to what All Out did and the promotion’s first pay-per-view, Double Or Nothing. Both All Out and Double Or Nothing had about the same number of buys but Double Or Nothing had more buys from cable.

Double Or Nothing did an estimated 110,000 buys between cable and digital last May. All Out was under that with around 100,000 buys. Cable numbers have not yet been made available for Full Gear but early indicators suggest they won’t reach the levels of Double Or Nothing. The show will either reach the same number of buys as All Out or fall slightly short.

AEW All In, which served as a precursor to the creation of  the promotion, did between 50,000-55,000 pay-per-view buys in September 2018.

AEW’s next pay-per-view has yet to be announced but is planned for the first quarter of 2020. AEW President Tony Khan is on record as to saying they’ll hold quarterly pay-per-views. After the first quarter show, we’re expecting Double Or Nothing 2 on Memorial Day weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All Out next year is expected to remain in Chicago.

Source: Dave Meltzer


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