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AEW announces new PPV deal which confirms quarterly events

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President Tony Khan has more or less always said All Elite Wrestling will run quarterly PPV events, with May in Las Vegas and Labor Day weekend in the Chicago area as tentpoles.

We still don’t know exactly where or when a Full Gear follow-up show will fit into the 2020 line-up, but a press release announcing AEW’s new contract with In Demand confirms the quarterly PPV model:


-- AEW Commits to Provide Minimum of One PPV Event Per Quarter through 2021 --

NEW YORK CITY (December 3, 2019)—In Demand, the leading transactional video-on-demand and pay-per-view (PPV) programming distributor, owned by Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, and Cox Communications, announced that it has finalized a deal with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) for a programming output deal that guarantees In Demand a minimum of one PPV event per quarter through June 2021.

“We’re huge fans of AEW’s exciting wrestling talent and events, and are pleased to partner with them as they continue to build their audience, marketing and distribution,” said Mark Boccardi, In Demand’s SVP, Programming & Marketing. “This commitment from AEW demonstrates that our programming partners see the value in a long-term relationship with In Demand, and with the pay- per-view platform itself. We’re able to offer our content partners the largest distribution reach in the PPV business, as well as customized marketing and promotional support.”

“AEW pay-per-view events are the best shows in wrestling, and In Demand is a perfect PPV partner for us as well as our fans,” said AEW President and CEO Tony Khan. “With In Demand’s vast reach and connectivity, we’ll be able to bring all of our AEW pay-per-view shows into the homes of wrestling fans throughout North America.”

If the schedule sticks, this deal covers up through Double Or Nothing 3 (or whatever the May show is called in 2021... Quadruple Or Nothing?) and ends before All Out 3.

Thoughts? On show names, where the first 2020 AEW PPV will be, or anything else?

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