AEW is building their company in front of a huge audience of people who can’t wait to see them get started. With a growing fan base, the pressure might be there to succeed even more, but they can’t sell out 10,000 seat venues every week.
While speaking to Collider, Chris Jericho explained that AEW will likely want to start running smaller venues once they start a weekly television show. They could certainly sell out a 2,000 seat arena and that would look much better on television than selling 3,200 tickets in a 10,000 seat venue.
“I think that once we start going weekly we’re gonna start doing smaller venues. We’re not gonna go to LA and do the Staple Center [we’ll do] a 3,000-4,000 seat venue. Pack it out, sell it out, make it look good because if you start trying to go head-to-head with them in those venues it’s not gonna look great on TV. So that’s one thing I think we understand is we’re gonna grow accordingly.”
“We don’t have our heads up our asses going, ‘We sold out three shows in five minutes, oh my god, this is huge.’ That’s right now. I think the endgame is three years or five years down the line to not worry about what WWE is doing or what New Japan is doing or what any one else is doing. Let’s worry about AEW and build our company.”
Chris Jericho has been in this business long enough to know when someone has a good operation going. You would think that if AEW was making a scary bad decision that he would throw out a piece of sage advice. It seems like AEW is headed in the right direction. Let’s just wait until October and see how it all comes together.
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