It has now been revealed how many people made the decision to buy in to AEW All Out earlier this month.
The actual outcome of the matches at All Out has been forgotten by many, due to the sensational media scrum which followed and the subsequent backstage brawl which has led to multiple suspensions and champions being stripped of their titles.
If you look back at the show, there were plenty of key moments including CM Punk defeating Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship, as well as Toni Storm winning a four-way contest to become Interim Women’s Champion.
However, possibly the most notable moment was the return of MJF, who appeared under a mask to win the Casino Ladder Match, before revealing himself at the end of the show to confront the new (and now stripped) title holder CM Punk.
According to a new report in The Wrestling Observer Newsletter from Dave Meltzer, AEW pulled a buy rate of between 135,000 and 142,000 buys – although it should be noted that this figure doesn’t include digital purchases and accounts for only cable/satellite buys in the United States.
If this total does get confirmed, then it will be concerning for the company as it will be the first time that a pay-per-view has not had a higher viewership than its counterpart from the previous year. For comparison, All Out 2021 gained a reported viewership of 205,000 – which remains a record for AEW.
It’s also notable that the 2021 event also saw the debuts in AEW of Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson and Ruby Soho.
The antics after All Out have overshadowed the main event. CM Punk went on an outburst during the media scrum with company president Tony Khan sat right next to him. It has then been reported that he was involved in a brawl with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, which led to all their recently won championships being declared vacant.