Report: AEW Revolution Generates More Than $6 Million In Revenue

Highest-grossing non-WWE wrestling show in the US since 1999

This past Sunday's AEW Revolution event has not only likely achieved the best pay-per-view numbers in organization history, but also the best numbers for any non-WWE wrestling event in the United States since 1999, back when WCW was still in existence.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter that while linear PPV buys are still not known, B/R Live numbers were up 50 percent from Full Gear in November, while international numbers were up between 20 and 40 percent.

The previous high for number of AEW PPV buys was last year's Double or Nothing, which did 120,000 buys. Revolution is expected to exceed that number if the trend in increase holds, when compared to the streaming services.

The PPV gross is in excess of $6 million and is likely to be closer to $7 million, with AEW receiving approximately 50 percent of that, after the distributors all receive their cuts.

AEW Revolution featured AEW World champion Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley in an exploding barbed wire match, as well as Sting's first match since 2015.

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