Future Of AEW House Shows Revealed

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A new report would indicate what the future is for AEW’s House Rules events which started earlier this year.

It was with much grandeur that Tony Khan announced AEW would be hitting the road, running a series of ‘House Rules’ events in certain areas around the country. AEW’s Director Of Business Development went on record as saying that there would be plenty of shows throughout the summer. However, it would now seem likely this isn’t the case.

In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it has been reported that there are no house shows in AEW’s schedule for the future, and it looks unlikely there will be with the imminent start of Collision.

AEW ran what may be its last house shows for a long time over the weekend. With them adding Collision, I don’t see house shows likely and there aren’t any more left on the schedule. Plus, as the word gets out that the top stars aren’t on these shows, unlike WWE which features top stars on its house shows, it would get harder to draw.

Going on, the report went into some specific details for two of the recent shows, including how many fans were in attendance and that there was a distinct lack of merchandise available compared to the main events run by the company.

The 6/2 show which went against Smackdown and Rampage on TV, in Tupelo, MS, drew just 1,576. The 6/3 show in Huntsville, AL, drew 2,237. One person brought up that a friend went to Huntsville largely because they expected merchandise would be easier to get because the lines are so long at AEW shows. But they had very little merchandise available and most of the most popular items weren’t there.

This news will come as a shame for some people, including Dax Harwood who recently spoke up on the opportunity house shows would create for young stars.

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