All Elite Wrestling’s debut show on TNT will take place on October 2nd, 2019. The show will emanate from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Tickets went on sale earlier this month and sold out within hours, as revealed by Executive Vice President Cody.
Thank you all so very much.
(Do not give up hope on being there live though, we should be lifting potential camera/production holds as we get closer to the event. Keep checking at https://t.co/tzvxkxvV0O ) pic.twitter.com/lScHFwc4cd
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) August 2, 2019
However, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, tickets for the debut show are “absolutely tanking” in the secondary market:
“Now the scalpers were ready like crazy for these TV tapings. The percentage of these tickets for all three of the shows for DC, Boston, and Philadelphia — a lot of scalper tickets. As far as Boston, they’re getting triple face value so Boston is a very successful market after they hoarded those tickets.”
“Philadelphia is very successful, it’s above — but, not anything triple or anything like that. DC is absolutely tanking. There’s 4,700 secondary tickets out there and they are — the price is so low if you didn’t get tickets for the first AEW taping then there are tickets out there for $8. For a show that legitimately sold out immediately, the idea that the secondary market hit that, you know the scalpers just completely bought that one out and when too many do it causes a flood and there’s a flood on that one.”
One has to question if AEW’s TV tapings still would have sold out if it wasn’t for people trying to make some extra money based on the new promotion’s popularity.
AEW on TNT will be going head-to-head with NXT TV. This week, WWE announced that NXT will be moving to the USA Network, with the new live weekly show running for two-hours every week.
Stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com to see if the near 5,000 tickets have sold by the time October 2nd rolls around.