” #ThankYou to each and every fan that has joined us on this journey. Whether it was coming out to live events, ordering the pay per views or buying merch. We appreciate each and every one of you. “
#ThankYou to each and every fan that has joined us on this journey. Whether it was coming out to live events, ordering the pay per views or buying merch. We appreciate each and every one of you. pic.twitter.com/3y9aiXlTby— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) December 16, 2019
Cody Rhodes even spoke about the milestone
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I am immeasurably proud of AEW. To sell over 100,000 tickets in our first year as an enterprise is staggering, and it stands as a reminder to all of us how important pro-wrestling is and our responsibility to the fans who have granted us the luxury of playing in this game. I want to thank pro-wrestling fans, the Khan family, our incredible roster, our production staff, and our partners at Warner Media. I can’t wait to see what happens next. @allelitewrestling @aewontnt
All Elite Wrestling issued the following press release:
AEW Reaches 100,000 Live Event Tickets-Sold Milestone in Inaugural Year
— Red-Hot AEW Playing to Big Audiences Across Nation with Weekly TNT Show and PPV Events —
December 16, 2019 – Since selling its first ticket for DOUBLE OR NOTHING back in May, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced today that it has reached the 100,000 live event tickets-sold milestone. In just eight months, AEW has produced 16 live events resulting in 91,222 tickets sold, with an average of 5,701 tickets sold per show. With the upcoming shows currently on sale, which as of today accounts for another 14,081 tickets sold, AEW’s grand total ticket sales for the year is 105,303.
This achievement is the latest in a string of successes for the ground-breaking wrestling league, which has consistently played to impressive crowds during its weekly DYNAMITE show on TNT and special pay-per-view events. Fans attending DYNAMITE and AEW’s PPV events experience an atmosphere second to none in professional wrestling, dazzling television audiences in the US and abroad. After DYNAMITE started with a bang as Wednesday’s No. 1 wrestling show and the biggest network debut on TNT in five years, the show has continued to build momentum, reaching 30 million people in its first two months.
“To think one year ago, we hadn’t yet announced the launch of AEW and our first show wouldn’t occur until late May, and today we are celebrating more than 100,000 live event tickets sold – it’s been an incredible run and a credit to our talent, our partners at TNT and our great wrestling fans for making it happen,” said Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW. “The best part is, this is just the beginning.”
Inside and outside the ring, AEW’s unparalleled diversity and inclusiveness have also been on full display, resulting in innovative partnerships that provide new ways to engage and service all fans. In its first year, AEW has teamed up with KultureCity to launch the first-ever sensory inclusive wrestling event, Stella’s Wish to help grant wishes for adults with cancer, and Special Olympics to celebrate and inspire all athletes.
AEW’s last live event of 2019 is DYNAMITE on TNT on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Corpus Christi, TX, at the American Bank Center Arena. Tickets for all AEW live events are available at www.AEWTIX.com.
AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness, and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN in Jacksonville, ALL OUT in Chicago, FULL GEAR in Baltimore, and REVOLUTION in Chicago. AEW: DYNAMITE is a two-hour weekly show airing on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on TNT. The action-packed matches take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), / AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).