On March 5, 2023, AEW Revolution PPV had a card that was stacked and was 100% action from start to finish.
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The expected buys for the first AEW PPV in 2023 were disclosed by Dave Meltzer in the most recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
“The hope was that the strong word of mouth would cause late buys to end up at least close to about 137,000 of Full Gear, but right now I’d go with a 120,000 to 129,000 number that will probably grow to just under or a little over 130,000 with late buys.
“Given 130,000 was my expectation if things stayed even in interest from the last show due to expecting a 7,000 buy drop due to an $80 Jon Jones fight the night before, and ultimately, the number falls into the category of what I’d say was okay.
“Did MJF as a heel champion prove to be a major draw? No. Did he prove to hurt the PPV numbers? No as well.”
At the post-Revolution media scrum last night, AEW President Tony Khan stated that Revolution’s pay-per-view buys were trending in the neighborhood of 130,000 to 140,000, which was more than what Full Gear garnered in November.
Khan added that around 8,000 of the 9,000 attendees at the San Francisco’s Chase Center last night were paying guests. This gate set a record for them in the city of San Francisco at around $800,000.
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