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, and the PPV reportedly turned out to be a massive success financially.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW Revolution’s PPV numbers 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. Meltzer also revealed that AEW’s Revolution PPV did an excess of $6 million and likely will end up closer to $7 million. The promotion will reportedly take around 50% of the total revenue as they have an agreement of a split with their distribution partners.
The numbers for AEW Revolution’s TV broadcast have yet to be revealed, but it was stated that the B/R Live streaming numbers were up more than 50% from Full Gear in November as well as the highest of any show in the history of the company. It was also mentioned that international streaming broadcast were up around 20 to 40% from the last PPV. It should be mentioned that the numbers from B/R Live’s stream are the primary source of buys for the promotion.
The exact numbers of PPV buys have yet to be revealed at this time, but Meltzer speculated Revolution buys would be above the 120,000 mark, set by AEW’s 2020 Double or Nothing PPV, which had the previous high for PPV buys. AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has even said that Revolution drew the biggest PPV numbers in the company’s history. The PPV even aired for the first time in theaters around the United States, but there’s no word yet on how many fans attended the theater showing nor the revenue it got.