Writing in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has revealed that the AEW Revolution pay-per-view that took place last weekend did a fantastic number.
Meltzer is reporting that the show did the best number of a non-WWE wrestling show in America since 1999, which will be music to the ears of AEW higher-ups and executives:
It also may not be remembered for the fact the show generated more money than any non-WWE show in the United States in almost 22 years, and aside from WWF/WWE and the 1994-99 era of WCW, more than any other wrestling show in U.S. history
The PPV numbers look to be the strongest not only in AEW history, but the strongest for any non-WWE show in the U.S. since 1999, grossing in excess of $6 million and likely will end up closer to $7 million. Of that, AEW will take in a percentage likely around 50 percent because there is a split with distribution partners.
There are no television PPV numbers in at press time, but the B/R Live streaming numbers were up more than 50 percent from Full Gear in November and by far the highest of any show in AEW history, and these days that’s the primary number. Streaming numbers outside the U.S., depending on the service, were up 20 to 40 percent from the last show. Based on that, even if regular television PPV numbers don’t increase from the last show, and it’s hard to conceive that could be the case, they would be above the record 120,000 buys for the 2020 Double or Nothing show.
This news isn’t all that surprising, especially considering AEW was heavily promoting that a major star would be debuting for the promotion on the show, which ended up being Christian Cage.
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