Report: AEW Revolution Does 125,000 Buys, Setting Company Record

The most bought non-WWE wrestling PPV since the days of WCW

AEW Revolution 2021 already set revenue records for the promotion, and it's also apparently set one for pay-per-view buys as well.

According to a report from Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the present estimates are that Revolution managed 125,000 pay-per-view buys worldwide, when accounting for both traditional and streaming platforms.

If true, that far exceeds the previous AEW mark, the 105,000 buys for the 2020 Double or Nothing.

It's also the largest amount of pay-per-view buys for any non-WWE wrestling pay-per-view since WCW's Starrcade in 1999 (145,000 buys, per Chris Harrington's WCW buyrates spreadsheet). 

The buys also represent a 39 percent increase from the 2020 Revolution, up from the 90,000 buys done by that event.

AEW Revolution was headlined by AEW World champion Kenny Omega taking on Jon Moxley in an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match, an outing that gained infamy for the explosives failing to properly go off in the closing scene. The event also saw advertised the first match for Sting in close to five and a half years, and the promise of a debuting star (which turned out to be Christian Cage).

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.