AEW brought their Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30th, and it was quite an event. Adam Cole revealed himself as The Devil after MJF lost the AEW World Title to Samoa Joe. A lot was riding on that show, and the pay-per-view numbers are now in.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Worlds End holds a 4.4 percent lead over Full Gear in television pay-per-view buys, a surprising development considering expectations. The initial assumption was that factors such as the challenging NFL competition, the novelty of the show, and the concurrent festivities during the holiday weekend might have a negative impact.
While the United States television pay-per-view numbers saw an increase, insights from those with access to streaming data suggest the total figure could approximate 135,000. The discrepancy between U.S. and international numbers is attributed to the absence of this show from streaming bundles tailored for international viewers during the significant events earlier in the year.
Despite the head-to-head competition with an NFL game, which brought in 26.11 million viewers, the AEW Worlds End event showed that they brought in stronger late buys compared to the previous event are notable surprises.
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