The two most important pro-wrestling companies in the United States: All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and WWE, have now come closer to their November PPVs, with the first company staging its Full Gear in a few hours and with the latter company instead staging its Survivor Series, historic end of year, on the 21st of this month.
The main problem, however, seems to be the sale of tickets with both sides of the world’s largest companies that do not seem to have fulfilled the hopes of the Khans and McMahons, at least for what they hoped to sell.
According to the latest updates arrived online thanks to the Wrestling Observer, we also get to know the numbers that the WWE and AEW are missing, always in the secondary market, which is still a big mirror for the primary one to be satisfied for sales, with the AEW that now he no longer even has the time to increase them, with his Full Gear now one step away.
WWE and AEW continue to fight
Simply put, many WWE stars are headed to AEW because, for the first time in a long time, there is finally another place to work. While there are several exceptional pro wrestling promotions in North America and beyond, only AEW has the finances and the roster to be legitimate competitors for WWE.
In the latest update arrived via Dave Meltzer, we learn that: “Regarding the second ticket market, the touts are staying quite far from Full Gear as there are only 440 tickets out there on the secondary market, which is incredibly low.
Even so, the show hasn’t sold out anyway and demand for those without tickets is low and has lowered tickets down to $ 40. I believe that in Minneapolis there is something to do with Chicago’s All Out, the last ppv that the company held there and which had the highest demand for tickets in the secondary market in pro-wrestling history.
One of these reasons, could lie in the fact that all All Out tickets ran out instantly and thus this created a bomb as a result. Survivor Series, on the other hand, is stuck at 868 tickets in the secondary market, for the Barclays Center on 21/11.
This is also unusually low, but unsurprising given that the original demand for the show wasn’t there, but on the New York marketplace. When they had Summerslam from Barclays Center in the past, there were about 7,000 tickets, on sale in the touts secondary market.”
Many former WWE Superstars, be it Dean Ambrose or Aleister Black, have expressed their frustration about how they were used before they transitioned to AEW. That said, it would be unfair to call one system superior to the other because WWE is still the industry leader after so many years.