AEW Revolution was reported to be one of the most successful shows of all time for Tony Khan’s promotion. Some numbers were being floated around that put the total number of pay-per-view buys in a range that would make it close to the #2 PPV AEW has ever had. It turns out those numbers may have been a little low.
The show was stacked from top to bottom. Adam Page defended the AEW World Championship against Adam Cole. CM Punk and MJF in dog collar match was a huge draw. There was something on the card for just about every wrestling fan.
That variety and match quality only meant good things as far as the numbers go. Dave Meltzer noted on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that the show was a huge success. The numbers may be up to 14% higher than those early reports.
“Real big late buys, so the number that we talked about last week, it’s probably very low compared to what the real number’s going to be. What I have seen of the systems that I have actual numbers for is that it’s up 14% from the last time I talked about it, which is pretty big up. That’s as of the weekend. So, word of mouth…
They also plugged it on both Wednesday and Friday’s show. They plugged the replay. So, easily #2 now. Before there was like, ‘It’s probably number two, but not necessarily.’ Now, yeah. Number two and probably minimum I would say 165ish. Probably 165 – 170, in that range… So, real big number. Real successful.”
Tony Khan would be pretty happy with those numbers. The company plugging the replay and good word of mouth led to some late orders. AEW will now try and build on that success on the road to Double or Nothing this May in Las Vegas.
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