All Elite Wrestling recently held their Revolution PPV, which saw AEW World Champion Kenny Omega face Jon Moxley in an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch in the main event of the evening with Kenny Omega’s AEW World Title on the line and a huge “Hall of Fame worthy talent” signing, revealed to be Christian Cage. AEW Revolution’s PPV numbers reportedly look to be the strongest not only in the history of AEW but the strongest PPV numbers for any non-WWE show in the U.S. since 1999. The promotion’s Revolution PPV reportedly did an excess of $6 million and will likely end up closer to $7 million.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics noted that AEW’s Revolution PPV is likely to break AEW’s PPV record by bringing in 125,000 buys worldwide, which includes both the traditional and digital platforms (B/R Live, FITE and traditional PPV), and despite it being reported that Revolution did over $6 million, a report by Wrestlenomics that includes a full breakdown (PPV buys, ticket and merchandise sales) notes that AEW Revolution did just over $5 million.
The promotion’s PPV record was previously set by AEW’s Double or Nothing Event, which was at 105,000.
You can check out the list below of the estimated PPV buys that AEW has generated so far, courtesy of WrestleNomics:
- All-In (Pre-AEW) (9/1/2018): 45,000
- Double or Nothing (5/25/2019): 98,000
- All Out (8/31/2019): 88,000
- Full Gear (11/9/2019): 80,000
- Revolution (2/29/2020): 90,000
- Double or Nothing (5/30/2020): 105,000
- All Out (9/5/2020): 90,000
- Full Gear (11/7/2020): 85,000
- Revolution (3/7/2021): 125,000
The company will reportedly take around 50% of the total revenue as they have an agreement of a split with their distribution partners, which estimates to around $2.4 million. Production of the event was estimated to be at under $1 million, allowing AEW to make a profit.