AEW brought Dynamite to Chicago as the company prepares for All Out this Sunday. Their showing for this week’s episode was a far cry from the packed houses that they used to garner in the Windy City.

Click here for our complete coverage of AEW Dynamite from this week.

AEW has a string of shows booked for Chicago, starting with Dynamite this week. The company did a very good job at shooting the crowd, because fans watching at home couldn’t tell that only half of the arena was filled.

Photos of AEW Dynamite’s crowd from the Now Arena this week surfaced, and there was a lot of room to go before the company could sell, they had a sold out show this week. The hard camera side was pretty much empty, and this shot was taken during the show.


The X account AEW Botches shared a couple of photos along with a caption to explain exactly what fans were seeing with their post.

“Fair to say tonight’s #AEWDynamite was an intimate affair with a very small audience, even though tickets went for as low as $4, still couldn’t manage to fill it up.”

WrestleTix noted behind their paywall that AEW Dynamite only had about 1,000 tickets left to sell this week. Interestingly enough, that is not what the photo reflects at all.

Available Tickets => 919
Current Setup => 4,439
Tickets Distributed => 3,520 (+133 since yesterday’s update)

Last shows here:
9/4/2022 => All Out => 9,039
9/2/2022 => Rampage => 5,569
8/31/2022 => Dynamite => 6,301

AEW is having some trouble getting fans out to their shows, and that’s not really a secret anymore. Hopefully, they will be able to turn things around, but AEW All Out is already shaping up to be a big show on Sunday, so hopefully they will do better with those ticket sales.

Perhaps AEW needs to start booking smaller venues for shows. After their turnout at AEW All In London at Wembley Stadium, this crowd has to be a disappointment.

What’s your take on AEW’s attendance problem? What can Tony Khan do to fix things? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

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