According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, All Elite Wrestling has revealed it’s PPV structure going forward.
The current plan for future Pay-Per-Views will be quarterly releases, with bigger shows that would be up to five hours in length. Other upcoming shows, such as Fyter Fest or Fight for the Fallen, will be much shorter in run time.
This is great news that comes on the heels of Double or Nothing getting 98,000 buys. Which is way up from the ALL IN PPV, which had 55,000 buys. If Double or Nothing exceeds 99,000 buys, it will have surpassed ECW’s Heat Wave 1999. Which would make it the new record holder for a non-WWE/WCW profesional wrestling PPV. Wrestling Observer has also reported that TNA/Impact rarely gets close to the 50,000 buys mark. Something to keep in mind: All Elite Wrestling is doing these kinds of numbers without a weekly television show. So one can only speculate what this will look like once their show hits TNT in October.
An All Elite PPV Structure
This is a PPV structure that both WCW and WWF used in the late 80’s and early 90’s. WCW had Starrcade, SuperBrawl, The Great American Bash, and Halloween Havoc. While WWF had The Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and WrestleMania. While the smaller show for those companies were Clash of the Champions and Saturday Night’s Main Event.
As of now, we can speculate that there are two “bigger shows” in AEW’s list of four: Double or Nothing and ALL OUT/IN. This is a fantastic model for All Elite Wrestling to start with. Sometimes watching twelve PPVs a year can get a bit tiring, and this will insure that AEW won’t overload us with content. AEW’s PPV structure is going with quality over quantity. We here at That Hashtag Show are okay with that.