There was a lot of expectation around AEW Revolution and, apparently, the latest revenue figures have amply demonstrated it. The AEW PPV generated over $ 6 million in purchases, as reported this week by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
This is an incredible achievement for a non-WWE PPV since 1999, so since the Attitude Era and the Monday Night War. A 50% increase compared to Full Gear held in November and a 20/40% increase in international viewers. Furthermore, the event was the most talked about on social media and one of the most purchased on the FITE TV app.
AEW Revolution breaks a wrestling PPV record
Unfortunately, despite the excellent promises, AEW Revolution was delivered to posterity with an awkward ending that ruined the good things done by Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley during the Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.
A botch commented by some WWE stars on social media and by the Company itself, which recreated a similar segment in the latest episode of Raw. Revolution was also characterized by the return of Sting in business after six years, which showed that he was still in excellent shape at the age of 61, and by the debut of Christian, who returned to use the name taken in TNA, or Christian Cage.
Even in the latter case, however, many have remained from the caliber of the name since Big Show had promised a historic signature. In any case, the former world champion did not come to AEW to be a part-timer, but to perform on a regular and continuous basis.
Already during the last episode of Dynamite, in fact, the Canadian went hard with Kenny Omega, making it clear right away that he was aiming for the world title. 2021, therefore, could prove to be the year of Edge and Christian, eligible champions of both federations.
The next big AEW PPV will be Double or Nothing, now in its third edition, which will be held on Sunday 30 May, also at the Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida. At the moment, the matches that will take part in it are not yet known.
During AEW Revolution, the company announced the date of its next pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, which will take place on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Like AEW Revolution, Double or Nothing will take be held in Daily's Place, AEW's home base for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given that it's over two months away, AEW hasn't announced any matches for Double or Nothing yet. But with the prominence of AEW Dynamite, it's only a matter of time before the card becomes fairly clear.