AEW has undoubtedly proven to be real competition for WWE since they were established back in January of 2019. AEW has since signed the biggest talents in the pro wrestling industry and the promotion has even held the biggest shows, not only in the short and successful history of the company, but also in the entire history of the pro wrestling industry. AEW previously defeated NXT in the ratings and they even beat WWE RAW and WWE SmackDown in certain key demographics.
The biggest show All Elite Wrestling has had to date was the August 20 First Dance episode of Rampage in Chicago, where we saw CM Punk make his promotional AEW debut, while the biggest PPV AEW has had to date was the All Out PPV last September 5, which saw CM Punk make his AEW in-ring debut against Darby Allin.
All Elite Wrestling is heading to the UBS Arena in Long Island, New York on Wednesday, December 8 for a live episode of Dynamite as well as a taping of Rampage and about 9 days prior to that, which is on Monday, November 29, WWE is also headed to the UBS Arena for a live episode of WWE RAW.
WrestleTix previously reported that AEW is outselling the WWE in terms of their show at the UBS Arena as WWE has only sold a total of 2,365 of their 7,398 available tickets, which is about 32%, while AEW has already sold a total of 6,167 of their 8,851 available tickets, which is about 70%. On Twitter, a new WrestleTix report indicated that WWE has only sold a total of 3,130 tickets and that is after the WWE announced that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be appearing on the show, while All Elite Wrestling has already sold a total of 7,639 of their 8,851 available tickets, which is about 79%.
It was also mentioned that due to the low ticket sales WWE has slashed the ticket prices for the show in Long Island, New York on November 29, which means that current ticket prices for RAW are now lower than ticket prices for AEW in most, if not all sections. AEW’s strong ticket sales in Long Island, NY come just weeks after they sold more than 20,000 tickets at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, NY, making AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam the most attended wrestling event in New York City in decades.
The UBS Arena is a newly built arena in Elmont, New York, which is in the vicinity of Long Island and it is scheduled to open on Saturday, November 20. The UBS Arena will reportedly be the future home of the NHL’s New York Islanders and WWE RAW will be the first wrestling event at the venue.
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Just noticed a major shift in pricing for the WWE event. In some cases the prices have been cut in half. Previously upper decks were $30+, some are now available for $15. More in the morning..— WrestleTix (@WrestleTix) October 18, 2021