Report: Vince McMahon And WWE Surprised At AEW’s Early Success

3 years ago by Louis Dangoor

Report: Vince McMahon And WWE Surprised At AEW’s Early Success

Yesterday tickets for AEW’s All Out show went on sale. The sequel to last year’s All In is set to take place on August 31st at the Sears Center in Chicago.

WWE is really struggling at the moment, and reportedly cannot sell tickets for their upcoming Stomping Grounds pay-per-view event. However, it appears that All Elite Wrestling doesn’t have the same problem, as their show reportedly sold out in just 15 minutes, half as long as it took for Double or Nothing to sell out.

This is an immense achievement for AEW. The Sears Center can hold 12,000 people yet there were over 60,000 people in the ticket queue at one stage, meaning AEW could have plausibly sold out the arena more than five times over if they wanted to.

It appears that many WWE stars are also impressed with AEW, It was reported that many were counting down the days until their contracts expire, and according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer the majority “want out of the company”:

“Everyone wants out..I don’t want to say everybody cause Roman Reigns doesn’t want out, but….they were just in town and….yeesh.”

On Vince McMahon and WWE’s reaction to AEW’s early success, Meltzer says that company officials are surprised with how well the new promotion is doing:

“They (WWE) didnt expect this momentum (AEW) to keep growing. I’m sure that (WWE) would have thought that it was beginners luck the first time, but now they can’t say that, but this has gotten stronger (AEW) with each show and the momentum is insane. Vince has a lot on his plate right now….this is not something he saw coming.”

Are you surprised with how quickly AEW All Out sold out? Let us know in the comments.

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