UK fans will get to see another AEW pay-per-view free of charge.
As reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ITV 4 will be airing WrestleDream on Thursday, October 5th. Much like all other AEW programming that makes its way over to UK screens, fans will have to buy the pay-per-view if they want to watch it live or the following morning.
While this is a kind gesture for UK fans and will attempt to keep the fanbase strong for All In 2024, the promotion stands to take a financial hit from doing this as it “could hurt the PPV buys in the U.K. and will certainly hurt the late buys.” Back in late August, fans noticed that All In was broadcast and available to watch on-demand on ITV 4 within days after the history-making show concluded.
ITV has been the home of AEW in the UK since the promotion started in 2019, with Dynamite, Rampage and Collision being available to watch a few days after it has aired live in the USA. Due to the show being free to stream, content from All Elite Wrestling consistently draws higher ratings in the United Kingdom than WWE.
When Is AEW WrestleDream?
The pay-per-view to honour the legacy of Antonio Inoki will air live on pay-per-view providers on Sunday, October 1st. The show will see the biggest stars from the promotion compete with wrestlers contracted to New Japan also in attendance. The main event of the show is expected to be Bryan Danielson facing Zack Sabre Jr. in what will be expected to be a technical classic.