AEW has undergone numerous changes since its debut back in 2019 and the company has also seen a significant amount of growth almost every year. This couldn’t be more apparent after seeing AEW All In’s success at Wembley Stadium. Now it appears that the UK TV ratings for AEW have seen a major decline ahead of AEW All In.
AEW will be holding the next All In event at Wembley Stadium this year, which will have a capacity of 90,000. Immediately after the announcement, a lot of people made it clear that they doubted AEW had any hope of selling out the venue.
Obviously, everyone who doubted the event were proven wrong after AEW All In ended up selling over 35,000 tickets in the presale earlier this month. Tony Khan then announced that AEW All In had sold 50,000 tickets.
Chris Jericho announced that the event ended up selling over 60,000 tickets for Wembley Stadium and tickets continued to sell after that. It was then reported that the stadium is set up to hold 74,000 fans.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the show had sold 65,745 tickets with a gate of around $8.3 million. However, AEW’s television ratings in the UK have seen a major decline ahead of All In.
“It’s actually become amazing about U.K. ratings on ITV4 since the announcement of Wembley. Not only, as noted before, have ratings not gone up since the announcement, but they’ve actually declined greatly.”
AEW also doesn’t know how they will broadcast All In in London. AEW has not announced any matches for All In London yet, but that will be rectified soon enough. Regardless, we’ll have to wait and see how the event will turn out.
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