The first details on the buy rate for the latest pay-per-view event presented by AEW, Revolution, has surfaced online.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the early numbers indicate the show will end up drawing more pay-per-view buys than the Full Gear event in November.
While cable pay-per-view numbers aren’t in yet, iPPV buys through B/R Live show Revolution was up more than 10% from Full Gear. It’s also at the same level as Double Or Nothing 2019, which would be in the range of 37,000
Regarding the show airing through FITE.TV, those numbers were the highest for any AEW show to date. This is expected due to FITE being the only option for fans in the UK to watch the PPV along with fans in the United States.
It should be noted that while the UK numbers are not being available right now, the total number of UK buyers will be down due to FITE being the only option for them as ITV Box Office shut down operations.
In short, FITE numbers are up thanks to a string of new UK customers but the total UK numbers will be down because not all fans made the switch to FITE.
Thus, with all of the data available right now, the indication is that Revolution would have been second behind Double Or Nothing in terms of the biggest PPV buys to date.
Full Gear drew an estimated 100,000 pay-per-view buys or slightly below while Double Or Nothing 2019 drew an estimated 110,000 buys. Finally, All Out was below that with around 100,000 buys.