Tony Khan is known to hop on social media to thank fans for watching AEW television. That number of fans has dwindled big time since the company opened their doors.
Even the idea of blood on their programming could be pushing viewers away. One thing we can see is that WWE is doing far better by comparison. It’s pretty hard to deny that AEW needs to improve a lot of things to recapture their former buzz.
During his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff discussed AEW’s current state in the pro wrestling world. He did not seem too positive, as Easy E provided a little insight on how AEW can’t measure success by any way they would like to at this point.
“In AEW’s case, it’s just not growing. There is no metric you could point to and say ‘it’s growing.’ You could say All In in the UK, ‘oh they did that,’ but that’s a one-off. In the meantime, they’re having trouble selling 4,000 or 5,000 tickets for a Dynamite production here in the states, so when I say it’s a one-off I mean it really is an outlier more than it is a representative of a pattern.”
AEW is not going with the same momentum they had in 2019, that’s for sure. They are no longer selling out max capacity of any venues, and they are only setting up for about half of capacity at this point on a regular basis. Eric Bischoff certainly noticed that trend.
We will have to see what AEW is able to do in the future to bring fan interest. Some have theories, but it’s up to Tony Khan to really map out a plan of action.
For more on this story, and so many more, please keep checking back with us here at Ringside News. AEW is certainly not going to stop, no matter how their metrics look right now.
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