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Backstage News On Why AEW No Longer Creates BR Live Events

All Elite Wrestling is relatively still a new pro wrestling promotion despite the success the company has had so far. When they were still starting out, AEW did a number of things in order to promote and hype the company and engage more fans in tuning in and following the product.

This includes creating two B/R Live specials that were streamed for free and those events were known as Fight For The Fallen and Fyter Fest, but the second edition of those events were shown as Dynamite specials.

AEW’s last B/R Live special was Fight for the Fallen on July 13, 2019, from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.

This past February 28th, All Elite Wrestling held a Bleacher Report special, which was aired on their Bleacher Report site itself and not on their streaming service B/R Live.

The special featured Thunder Rosa take on Riho in the main event in an AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Match and the special was reportedly done to promote Revolution, which was AEW’s first-ever PPV Event to take place on a Sunday.

The Bleacher Report special had some streaming issues, which the fans reportedly noted. AEW President and CEO Tony Khan addressed those issues by apologizing to the fans and uploading those matches up on YouTube for free.

Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that AEW may no longer be doing a B/R Live special down the line as the specials were not cost-effective, and AEW lost a lot of money doing them.

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