WWE and AEW are both getting back on the road and their first three events with live crowds are focusing on the same Texas markets. How are those shows selling for WWE after they opened up sales?
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Fort Worth for Money in the Bank is “pretty close to full.” It was also said that Dallas ticket sales is doing better than AEW’s Garland, Texas show on Wednesday. “6,500-ish” tickets have sold for that WWE event in Dallas.
“It looks right now that they’re about where — they’re not doing terrible like people aren’t buying tickets — they’re not a hot ticket either. It’s not like people can’t wait to get tickets and they’re selling out the building in advance like it’s UFC by any means. It’s about where WWE was before the pandemic, honestly. AEW is as well.”
It was noted that “in the last year” they haven’t “run off the fan base, but neither product is on fire either.” Live fans will still be an improvement for the television presentation, something both WWE and AEW want for their shows.
We will have to see how long it takes for either company to start moving fans around during live shows to cover up holes in the crowd.
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