AEW All Out Ticket Sales Show AEW “Isn’t Hot Right Now”

AEW All Out 2023

One of AEW’s biggest pay-per-views has lost momentum.

Back in 2021 All Out was one of the hottest tickets in wrestling. With CM Punk having his first match in over 7 years, an excellent cage match between The Young Bucks and The Lucha Brothers then capped off with the debuts of Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson, not only was this regarded as the best AEW show ever but one of the greatest shows of all time.

Fast-forward to the present day and the hype has diminished greatly, with the 2023 card looking like a shell of its former self. Not only is the card not as good as 2021, but it is reflected in the ticket sales.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that just over 9,000 tickets have been sold for the event in a venue that can accommodate over 20,000. Additionally, tickets are being sold for as low as $29, meaning that the market is not as hot in Chicago. It is stated that despite lower ticket sales and ticket prices, the show should still manage a $1 million gate.

AEW All Out Suffers Due To All In

The main issue is that coming off of the biggest show in history for the company, the pay-per-view a week later now feels like an afterthought when it used to be a landmark event. With the most important championships [World, Tag Team and Women’s] not being defended and no clear main event, fans seem to be hesitant to either attend the event in person or purchase it on pay-per-view, especially as it is only 7 days after they would have likely purchased All In.

Taking place in Chicago, it could be assumed that Tony Khan may have believed that the star power of hometown hero CM Punk may have been able to make up for some of the more underwhelming matches on the card. However, with the events that took place during the All In pre-show, Punk is also another star that is unavailable. It should also be noted that multiple injuries have occurred in recent months, also causing a lot of top stars to be out of action at this time.