The AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view took place on Sunday, May 28, emanating from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While there are quite a few memorable moments from the show, that didn’t stop the event from getting criticized for a variety of reasons. That said, it appears the pay-per-view buys for the event have been revealed.

The AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view featured numerous worthwhile matches that fans certainly loved. The event featured a lot of surprises for fans, including Kris Statlander’s shocking return to dethrone Jade Cargill for the TBS Women’s Champion.

That wasn’t all as MJF retained his AEW World Championship in a stellar four-way match and more. However, there were quite few empty seats at the show, as the topic of AEW having a hard time selling tickets gained steam heading into the pay-per-view.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that TV pay-per-view figures for Double or Nothing 2023 were slightly down compared to AEW Revolution, but more people went to see Double Or Nothing in theaters.


“The show did pretty decent. The theater business was up significantly from Revolution. Streaming numbers looked about the same. Television pay-per-view numbers were down 0.5% based on Wednesday morning numbers compared to Wednesday morning numbers from Revolution.

So it would sound like very similar numbers, and of course Revolution was a big success. However, Revolution did incredible numbers, like the biggest numbers I’ve ever seen for late buys as far as percentage-wise goes, I guess because of the three big matches.

But this show had two fantastic matches too, but I don’t know that the word of mouth on this show was as strong as the last show because people were talking about the last show as an all-timer and I didn’t really hear too many people saying that about this show.

We’ll see about the late buys over the next two weeks. The one thing is that they’re pretty consistent. I am going to guess that the number will not end up being as big for the reasons I said, but it will still be relatively in the range of every show since June last year, in that same range.

At the end of the day, they did well as far as business went across the board. It was down from last year’s Double Or Nothing, but that was Adam Page and Punk, and MJF and Wardlow.

And they were stronger marquee matches than they had this year. But still, it ended up doing alright. Not too bad.”

Pat McAfee took a shot at AEW for the Double or Nothing having empty seats. Even NXT dropped couple of shady references about Double or Nothing on this week’s episode as well. Regardless, Double Or Nothing still managed to be a worthwhile event and that’s what matters to Tony Khan.

What’s your view on AEW Double Or Nothing’s success? Do you think the show could have been better? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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