BY ALFRED KONUWA – JUNE 17, 2019
AEW Officials and/or talent are still riding the highs of a honeymoon phase with no ending in sight.
This past Friday, AEW All Out inside the Sears Centre in Chicago, home of the historic All In pay-per-view that started it all, sold out in a mere 15 minutes. Not only did the venue sell out immediately, the big story coming out of first-day sales is the amount of times in which it could have sold out.
Despite having a capacity of just over 10,000, upwards of 137,600 tickets were requested by tens of thousands waiting in virtual lines, hoping to get tickets for All Elite Wrestling’s second showcase.
The monster demand was yet another indictment on WWE’s lapsed fanbase, many of whom are desperately seeking an alternative. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, demand for AEW All Out exceeded that of WrestleMania 35 this past year in MetLife Stadium of WWE’s home base of New York.
“[WWE] had WrestleMania in MetLife Stadium, and they sold it out quick, but it wasn’t this level of demand,” said Meltzer … Read More HERE