All Elite Wrestling previously held the 2023 ‘All In’ pay-per-view event in August. The event was a huge success and was quite packed. However, thereafter, the weekly AEW shows, namely Dynamite, Collision, and Rampage, have been unable to hit the success mark lately.
The Tony Khan-led promotion sold more than 80,000 tickets for their ‘All In’ PPV event. But the weekly TV shows are highly lacking in attendance. With that, recently, an account on ‘X’ made a post that read, “AEW Collision needs a change ASAP! They are losing their All In momentum”.
The ‘All In’ PPV event indeed created a sensation and gained huge momentum. However, the shows are failing to keep up with All In’s spotlight. Thus, it seems a change should be introduced to the weekly shows as soon as possible. Owing to this, several fans gathered to express their views. One fan commented, “All Empty Wrestling”.
All Empty Wrestling
— PeraSyte (@PeraSyte) October 9, 2023
It was even worse than that I was there pic.twitter.com/jIQCgUutrO
— zach (koa) コアマカヌイ Закари (@KoaMakanui) October 9, 2023
Captivating storylines would be a great place to start
— Petterson (@Gachuguh) October 9, 2023
Fans began pinpointing the issues that should be taken care of. Many highlighted that the Tony Khan-led promotion should make their tickets cheaper. One fan wrote, “They need to lower prices. Their tickets are super expensive”.
Thus, it seems even the addition of Adam ‘Edge‘ Copeland to the roster is unable to drive up ticket sales. It now remains to be seen if Tony Khan will decide to incorporate a new change in the upcoming days. Also, fans would be eager to know if the AEW President will take their suggestions forward.
Focusing on the recent issues faced by AEW
Previously, the weekly AEW shows were quite successful. The Tony Khan-led promotion used to sell out several arenas. However, that is no longer the case. The arenas for the weekly shows as of now are mostly empty, and the company has been facing several issues.
All Elite Wrestling has recently been facing issues regarding bad ticket sales and poor viewership. The AEW Collision viewership saw a massive drop on the episode on September 30. The show only had 327, 000 viewers.
In addition to that, AEW held the Collision show on Saturday this week at 7 p.m. It is to be noted that AEW’s rival promotion, WWE, had the Fastlane PPV event scheduled at the same time. As per reports, Collision gathered only 333,000 viewers for the Stamford-based promotion’s latest PPV event.
@Tonykhan As the Boss of AEW, you need to either take AEW on a LONG international tour taping Dynamite & Collision or you need to step down as Booker. Clearly, the booking & visiting the same markets over & over is hurting ticket sales and not improving ratings. PLEASE!! pic.twitter.com/GRJTn2xlyo
— THE BOOTH (@The_Booth_Show) October 8, 2023
Meanwhile, Fastlane 2023 went on to set viewership records. As reported by WWE, the PPV event became the highest-grossing and most-watched Fastlane event in the history of the Triple H-led promotion.
It can thus be understood that AEW hasn’t been doing so well lately. However, as of now, AEW is all set to clash with WWE on October 10, 2023. The Tony Khan-led promotion will hold a special Dynamite episode on Tuesday when WWE‘s NXT is also scheduled to take place. It is now to be seen if AEW can finally gain some momentum through its upcoming show.