Tony Khan “Giving A Lot Of Consideration” To Expanding AEW’s PPV Schedule

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Tony Khan has spoken about how there might be more AEW pay-per-view events in the future.

When AEW launched in 2019, their plan was to have just four pay-per-views in a calendar. That’s what AEW’s Owner Tony Khan said because he wanted to make every PPV, which usually run about four hours, to feel special.

The first one was Double or Nothing in May 2019 during Memorial Day weekend, that was followed by All Out in September 2019 around Labor Day, Full Gear in November 2019 and the first Revolution PPV was on February 29th, but it has taken place on the first week of March every year since then.

In June 2022, the AEW PPV calendar expanded when AEW’s Owner Tony Khan worked with New Japan Pro Wrestling to deliver AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door in June just like it did this year.

Last week there was a report from Fightful Select about how Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), which is the company that airs AEW programming on TNT & TBS, was interested in AEW expanding their PPV lineup to 12 shows per year, which means monthly PPV events.

The monthly PPV event schedule isn’t something new since WWE has been doing it since 1995 (the year they added In Your House PPVs, which then became regular PPVs), WCW did it, TNA/Impact has done it and AEW certainly could do it.

During a media conference call to promote AEW Blood & Guts and ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV, Tony Khan spoke at length about the possibility of more PPV events.

“No wrestling company that has ever expanded its PPV calendar due to demand and economics has ever regretted that decision. I think in general there have been backers that have helped pro wrestling companies rise and fall over the years, but I do think that expanding your PPV calendar has often been something that has been seen as revenue positive and then overall positive for companies.”

“As for expanding the calendar even further, it is something we can talk to Discovery about and it is something everybody believes could potentially be revenue positive so I think that’s something that certainly to consider, but I’m very happy with what we built.

“So, it’s something that I’m thinking obviously probably tell from the length of this answer and some of the things I’m saying, it’s something I’m giving a lot of consideration.”

Tonight on AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan presents the third Blood & Guts match with The Golden Elite facing members of the Blackpool Combat Club and friends.

H/T Inside The Ropes