The AEW Wrestle Dream pay-per-view event on Oct. 1 in Seattle, sold 7,108 tickets, drawing $533,717, according to new Pollstar data. That implies a calculated average ticket sold of $75.
The Collision taping the night before in the same venue sold 4,933 tickets, generating $235,652.
WrestleTix estimates of tickets distributed were slightly lower: 6,771 for Wrestle Dream and 4,417 for Collision.
Other AEW pay-per-view events from this year that we have information from Pollstar are:
- AEW Revolution
- March 5, 2023 – San Francisco, CA
- Tickets sold: 7,958
- Gate: $737,010
- Calculated average ticket sold: $92.61
- AEW Double or Nothing
- May 28, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
- Tickets sold: 10,478
- Gate: $964,349
- Calculated average ticket sold: $92.04
For Forbidden Door and All In, AEW announced information that hasn’t been independently confirmed with Pollstar or other non-AEW sources.
AEW announced Forbidden Door in Toronto on June 25 sold a $1.2 million gate, briefly setting the company record until All In. On Aug. 27 at Wembley Stadium, AEW announced All In sold 81,131 tickets and a $10 million gate. The number of tickets sold would be among the highest, if not the record holder, in modern wrestling history. AEW claims it definitively as an all-time record. The local government disclosed that 72,265 tickets were recorded as used for admission (the “drop count”).
We don’t have information yet at least for All Out in Chicago in September. On the media call on Nov. 16, Tony Khan said the gate for Full Gear in Los Angeles was “hovering” around $900,000.
Brandon Thurston has written about wrestling business since 2015. He’s also worked as an independent wrestler and trainer.
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