AEW’s All In success story was discussed on Friday’s Wrestling Observer Radio.
When asked about current numbers, Dave Meltzer on Friday estimated the show at around 60,000 tickets sold, and perhaps as high as 65,000. That puts All In next to some of the biggest drawing shows in pro wrestling history.
“[It is] ahead of [SummerSlam 1992], it’s ahead of WrestleMania 3, ahead of every other WrestleMania except for Dallas, it’s an incredible story,” Meltzer said.
“You go back to the start…this is the movie,” Meltzer added, reflecting on AEW’s story. “Because it’s not all positive. The idea of what The Young Bucks and Cody [Rhodes] started, then the meeting with Tony Khan, and the building of this company, and getting to this date with Cody gone and all of the stuff that happened in the last year, it’s an incredible story.”
The most impressive thing, Meltzer and Garrett Gonzales noted, was how AEW was able to get such a high number despite not advertising one person or match for the show.
“The idea they booked Wembley in and of itself made it a draw,” Meltzer said. He pointed out that while WrestleMania is able to draw in and of itself due to name value, All In isn’t at that level.
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But while AEW All In of itself is a success, it doesn’t mean that it’s a start of a turnaround for AEW, which has experienced soft ratings and ticket sales domestically in recent weeks.
“It is gigantic. It is historical and all that. It doesn't mean this is a turnaround, or it’s all smooth sailing. If they get a great television deal, then it’s all smooth sailing,” Meltzer said.