This past Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite was one of the biggest, if not the biggest episode of AEW Dynamite All Elite Wrestling has had to date and this is due to a couple of reasons.
The first reason which is also the most important reason is the fact that this past Wednesday night’s Dynamite was the Brodie Lee tribute show and due to that reason, the second reason is that a lot of fans attended it.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, wrestling shows are not allowed to have fans in attendance, but All Elite Wrestling was one of the first promotions to allow fans back in shows, though following the COVID-19 safety guidelines and precautions and allowing only up to 10-15% capacity for its shows.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Wednesday’s Dynamite had 1,080 fans in attendance at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. It was also mentioned that it could have been a sellout based on the set up the company used as there were 900 paid tickets and 180 complimentary tickets. Dave Meltzer also noted that Wednesday’s crowd was the second-largest American pro wrestling crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic started and AEW’s largest since before the pandemic.
The huge ticket sales for this past Wednesday’s Dynamite episode were reportedly due to the initially announced AEW World Title Match between Kenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix, but the title match ended up being pushed back to next week when the promotion decided to do a tribute show for Brodie Lee, who recently passed away.