WWE’s trend of having more fans in attendance at their shows than AEW on an average basis came to an end last month after outdrawing the rival promotion for the months of July and August.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “AEW did outdraw WWE significantly per show.” It was noted that October looks to be a lot closer as neither promotion will have big pay-per-view events this month. AEW’s Full Gear PPV takes place next month and WWE’s Crown Jewel goes down in Saudi Arabia.
WrestleTix shared this graphic of AEW’s average attendance in September, which was 9,676 while WWE’s average attendance was 7,772. AEW’s strong performance during the month was helped by booking shows at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City and the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
AEW also outdrew WWE in the city of Cincinnati, OH during the month of September. Meltzer noted that Raw did 5,473 fans on September 27th while Dynamite on September 8th drew 6,500 paid fans.
— WrestleTix (@WrestleTix) September 30, 2021