AEW All In Outsells WCW’s Most Attended Solo Show
AEW All In which will take place in the 90,000+ seat Wembley Stadium is set to beat WCW’s highest-attended solo show and tickets aren’t even on general sale yet.
On the first day of pre-sales, AEW was believed to have sold 36,000 tickets but Tony Khan has revealed that the second pre-sale day has seen that number rise to 43,000 which equates to a gate worth $5.7 million:
“Thanks to our great fans, only 32 hours into the pre-sale for #AEWAllIn London, we’ve already sold over 43,000 tickets for over £4.5M ($5.7M), before general on-sale has even begun, with more great seats going onsale soon! Let’s celebrate on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite TONIGHT!”
Thanks to our great fans, only 32 hours into the pre-sale for #AEWAllIn London, we've already sold over 43,000 tickets for over £4.5M ($5.7M), before general on-sale has even begun, with more great seats going onsale soon!
Let's celebrate on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite TONIGHT!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 3, 2023
The amount of tickets already sold – two days before they go on general public sale – seems to shut down an assertion that Wembley would be scaled to seat only 40,000 for the event.
WCW’s highest-attended show held solely by that promotion under the leadership of Eric Bischoff came in July 1998 when 41,412 fans packed into the Georgia Dome to see Goldberg dethrone Hollywood Hulk Hogan as WCW World Champion.
The company did achieve higher attendance with other shows but these were in partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling and held in Japan and North Korea. The figures of 150,000 and 170,000 fans for both days of Collision in Korea in 1995 are unlikely to ever be surpassed but those figures are likely to consist mainly of fans who didn’t buy tickets or choose to be there.