Tony Khan: AEW Plus Subscriptions Have More Than Doubled Since CM Punk's Signing

Big returns for AEW

CM Punk's signing immediately paid dividends for All Elite Wrestling and The Second City Saviour's debut drew the biggest viewership for AEW Rampage so far, Pro Wrestling Tees' website went down such was the demand for Punk's t-shirt and the 43-year-old drew big numbers for AEW on YouTube. All Out was also AEW's biggest pay-per-view to date, drawing well over 200,000 buys. 

Punk's signing has been beneficial for AEW's subscription service 'AEW Plus' on FITE TV too, Tony Khan revealed while speaking to Gavin Bridge at the Monaco Streaming Film Festival.

"We've seen a huge lift in our business metrics since CM Punk arrived in AEW. He's one of the great wrestling stars and he brought a ton of fans with him. We had a huge lift for AEW Rampage when he came in and that gave us the high mark for that show and he helped us hit number one for a new show very early in its launch. He's continued to help lift the ratings in a very difficult time slot for when he's been on," Khan began.

"The pay-per-view, we sold well over 200,000 pay-per-views worldwide, which is not just a record for AEW, but far more than any company has done since the 1990s. Our SVoD subscriptions on FITE have more than doubled in just a couple of months since CM Punk signed up, which is amazing because those subscriptions have been accumulating for almost two years."

AEW Plus is available on FITE TV for $4.99 per month and allows international fans to watch Dynamite and Rampage. 

H/T to Fightful

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