Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the early numbers indicate the show will end up setting a new record of pay-per-view buys in the history of the promotion.
iPPV buys through B/R Live show that Double or Nothing was up more than 10% from the Revolution PPV in February. In fact, it could end up closer to 15% higher.
This would put this year’s Double Or Nothing at 115,000 to 120,000 buys, which would top the 100,000 – 110,000 buys garnered by Double Or Nothing in 2019. Last year’s show was the previous record.
It should be noted that cable pay-per-view numbers aren’t in yet, but these numbers look good considering that the event didn’t have actual fans in attendance while also taking place during a worldwide pandemic.
The next pay-per-view event will be All Out in September, which did around 100,000 buys last year. Full Gear in November drew an estimated 100,000 pay-per-view buys while AEW Revolution pulled in between 100,000 to 105,000 PPV buys.