Report: WBD Want AEW To Increase PPV Output
WBD wanting more PPVs from AEW
The relationship between Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and All Elite Wrestling is seemingly very healthy, with the two sides recently bringing Collision to the air whilst reportedly in the midst of contract negotiations over a new broadcast deal.
However, a new report from Fightful Select suggests that the nature of this relationship could change significantly, with it believed that WBD are looking to significantly increase AEW’s pay per view schedule, potentially upping it to a PPV event every month.
The report cites sources from within WBD, with the move seemingly being led by WBD themselves. There’s no indication if an expanded major event schedule would stick to a traditional PPV format or if they’d be part of a streaming deal through a WBD owned property like MAX, but at this stage these are believed to merely be discussions, and everything could change before an agreement is reached.
Currently, AEW offer five PPV events per year, with the core four of All Out, Double or Nothing, Full Gear, and Revolution complemented by AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door since 2022. AEW do run significant events throughout the year, but usually frame these as special editions of Dynamite and Rampage, such as the Grand Slam specials from New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in September.