AEW had a powerful debut in 2019, reaching its peak after All Out 2021 and gaining momentum to dominate the pro wrestling world. Despite this success, the company is currently encountering challenges, with difficulties in selling tickets for their shows being one of the notable issues. In fact, AEW’s ticket sales are now going below even TNA’s level.

For a long time now, AEW has been struggling to sell tickets for its weekly shows, which has become a cause of concern for many. In fact, a previous week’s episode of AEW Collision had shockingly low attendance throughout the night.

There was also concern that AEW is reaching WCW 2000’s level of attendance for their live shows. While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about AEW’s ticket sales.

Meltzer noted that their recent attendance levels are remarkably low for a touring promotion. He compared the attendance figures unfavorably to WCW in 2000, highlighting that some recent AEW shows have even fallen below the attendance levels of TNA during their touring period.


”This level is a really low level for a touring promotion. People hate when I say WCW 2000, but WCW 2000 averaged 2667 paid attendance and these shows of late are lower than that. This is TNA level when they were touring, maybe even below some of the TNA crowds.”

An unflattering photo from a recent Dynamite episode also painted sad picture. The current situation appears less than favorable for Tony Khan’s company, but fans hope things can get better for AEW as time progresses.

What do you think of this story concerning AEW’s live attendance? What can AEW do to improve their product? Let us know in the comments section below!

Transcription by Ringside News

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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