The inaugural All Elite Wrestling thread


I think it’s important that guys are exclusive. As awesome as the indy scene has been for fans recently, I don’t think that the individual promotions have gained as much from it in the long term. The landscape has become about “guys” not brands. In 2018, the Young Bucks worked for NJPW, ROH, WSW, PWG - and many others are in similar situations.

If AEW is serious about long-term success on a national and international level, it needs to be a brand where attractions and talents like the Young Bucks (bad example due to their backstage involvement, but you get it) are ONLY available on their television and at their events. Maybe they can’t go full speed ahead with that from day one, but it needs to be the long-term plan.


Sold out in 4 minutes. I guess maybe they know a bit more about what they’re doing than us armchair general managers


I’m not concerned about them selling PPV tickets. I’m waiting to see what the TV stuff is going to look like.


What i’m looking forward to see is how many tickets where bought by real fans and how many where bought by scalpers. All in sold out in minutes but they add a lot of tickets that showed up on resell sites, so did the ROH garden show. So scalpers are not dumb, they know that this is one of the hottest show going on in vegas, so does fans trying to make a quick buck. So selling out is great and all for them but imagine how much money peoples are making off they’re product by reselling tickets for this show at double or even triple the price.


FWIW, I bought real Supercard and WrestleMania tickets and that didn’t stop me from posting them onStubhub for 3-5x as much. It’s pretty normal behavior in ticket buying. If you can make 3x or more and are okay not going, do it!


Not sure how or why that data would ever become public?

Selling tickets (to fans) is hard, this podcast from Freakonomics has some great insight.


The two dumbest things happening in the “IWC” right now, one on each side of the equation:

  1. Grasping at straws to downgrade what AEW has accomplished.

  2. Pretending that selling out a “super card” with months of promo and no other events in the meantime is the same as building a consistent and sustainable viewing (and spending) audience.


Happens with most popular events, so what?

It’s the opposite of WWE tickets, which are ice cold. Look at Rumble this year. I went to Mania and the Raw after and it was not hard at all to get tickets.