Bryan Danielson showcased his incredible in-ring prowess all over the world and many fans and pro wrestlers acknowledge just how good he is. His debut in AEW was also one of the most memorable ones in recent memory. It seems he helped improve AEW’s business metrics as well.

On the other hand, CM Punk’s AEW debut at AEW Rampage: The First Dance is considered one of the greatest moments in the company’s history and it is hard to argue why. Adding to that, his debut might even make it to Guinness World Records due to how loud that Chicago crowd was.

AEW certainly has a lot of momentum thanks to the signings of Bryan Danielson and CM Punk. As expected, there has been a lot of buzz around AEW due to the high profile signings as well.

While speaking with Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox, AEW President Tony Khan talked about the business side of AEW. Khan then revealed that the company has seen half a dozen metrics increase since both Punk and Danielson made their debuts.


I’d say since Punk came in, before Bryan, and now with Bryan, we’ve seen at least six business metrics go up,” Khan said. “We’ve had our all-time record for pay-per-view. Those digital numbers, live event attendance – all-time highs. We were already, before the pandemic, the number one attended wrestling company in the world.”

It will interesting to see how AEW will continue to utilize their talents for the most effectiveness. Fans are certainly interested to see how the company will improve the product in the coming months.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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