Much like its ratings, AEW ticket sales have taken a major dip since the summer. AEW attendance was reportedly down 25% in June and August compared to May and June. This is a strange turn of events as just two years ago AEW was outperforming WWE in terms of tickets sales.
The woes behind AEW’s abysmal ticket sales doesn’t seem to be improving either. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has the updated ticket sales numbers for upcoming events including next week’s AEW Dynamite which currently has 3,791 tickets sold. The numbers for the upcoming shows are as follows:
Rampage on October 21 in Jacksonville has 2,561 tickets out.
Dynamite on October 26 in Norfolk has 2,384 tickets out.
Rampage on October 28 in Uncasville has 3,816 tickets out.
Dynamite in Baltimore on November 2 has 1,746 tickets out.
Rampage on November 4 in Atlantic City has 1,459 tickets out.
Dynamite in Boston on November 9 has 2,458 tickets out.
Dynamite in Bridgeport on November 16 has 1,763 tickets out.
Full Gear in Newark on November 19 has 10,080 tickets out.
Dynamite in Chicago on November 23 has 4,150 tickets out.
Dynamite in Indianapolis on November 30 has 2,014 tickets out.
The slump in AEW’s ticket sales could have something to do with WWE’s change in regime since that is when ticket sales went south for AEW. All their backstage drama isn’t helping them out either. It will be interesting to see if AEW can bounce back in the coming months.
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