AEW fans showed up in Florida this week, and they saw quite a few things go down during the show. That being said, Tony Khan’s company is having a hard time keeping fans in the building for Rampage.

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All Elite Wrestling made its way to Tampa, Florida, to celebrate the special 200th episode of AEW Dynamite, and the event took place at the Yuengling Center. WrestleTix reported that a total of 4,542 tickets were distributed for the live taping of Dynamite, with a substantial portion of Friday’s AEW Rampage episode also being recorded after Dynamite’s conclusion.

Richard Trionfo of PWInsider attended the event at the Yuengling Center and noted that the building appeared full in the areas where AEW sold tickets. The crowd was lively and enthusiastic, despite the attendance being slightly lower than some previous TV tapings in Central Florida.


It was reported that a significant number of fans decided not to stay for the entire duration of Dynamite, with some leaving during the main event and others gradually exiting throughout the taping of Rampage. By the end of Rampage, they were playing to a pretty empty building.

The reasons behind the fans’ decision to leave early remain unknown, but simply tiring them out and the desire to beat traffic so they can get home on a Wednesday night has to play into things. The main event of Dynamite featured Hikaru Shida defeating Toni Storm to claim the AEW Women’s World Championship for the second time.

During the show, several wrestlers received the biggest pops from the audience, including Chris Jericho, MJF, The Hardys, and the debut of Rob Van Dam. The crowd was particularly excited to witness Rob Van Dam’s entrance, where he used his classic ‘Walk’ theme music.

We’ll have to see if AEW will be able to book a Rampage that keeps their Dynamite crowd around. This week’s offering didn’t seem to keep many fans in the building for the entire show.

AEW Rampage is having some issues with fans, but are you still a fan of the show? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

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