The AEW All Out pay-per-view event in Chicago, Illinois at Now Arena was the biggest show thus far in the history of the promotion.
AEW President Tony Khan previously confirmed that the pay-per-view did over 200,000 buys, which is the biggest buyrate that they’ve ever done. The previous record was held by Revolution 2021 from this past February.
Dave Meltzer reported some additional notes in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter regarding the success of the show. The final buyrate is not in yet and won’t be for a few more months, but there were 205,000 buys accounted for at press time.
As noted, this is the biggest pay-per-view number for a non-WWE show since 1999. It’s also the most successful non-WWE show in terms of revenue since 1999 as well.
All Out had the highest second-market ticket prices of any pro-wrestling show in history with $367. This was done due to the rumors of CM Punk and Bryan Danielson appearing at the show although Punk made his debut a few weeks before on Rampage.
All Out beat SummerSlam by 4% in Google searches on the day of each show. In the weeks leading into and days coming out of each show, All Out also topped SummerSlam by 14%.
All Out was the second most-searched-for topic on the internet behind Labor Day on the day of the show. All Out also set AEW’s new record for most Google searches with over 500,000.
The fallout episode of Dynamite from All Out did its second-best viewership number in their history and even beat out Monday’s WWE Raw in the key 18-49 demographic for the first time ever.