AEW sold out a lot of television tapings, but scalpers started to lose money on the tickets in a big way. Now they aren’t selling out, but all hope is not lost, because the sell outs wouldn’t last forever.
The tickets for Charleston WV, and Pittsburgh, PA did not sell out right away as they have in the past. A few of our awesome readers informed us that Ticket Master was using even more measures to keep scalpers out as well.
Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio that AEW didn’t sell out their first day for tickets to either taping, but that doesn’t mean they did poorly either.
“No sell outs in either market. They did 4,000 — something like that, maybe less in Charleston, but yeah so that’s about what Pittsburgh would do. Pittsburgh did 6,000 when RAW was there. So, you know 4,000 first day, it’s gonna be hard, it’s gonna be interested.”
He went on to explain that since AEW has pretty much sold out every show they’ve held so far that we have no idea what their marketing for local television tapings looks like. They had a budget to advertise every show, but they didn’t need to use it. We’ll have to see how many tickets marketing on radio, local television, and other methods does for AEW, but they’re off to a pretty good start at around 4,000 tickets sold on their first day.
If you use the quotes in this article credit Ringside News