In what seems a smart move for the new company, All Elite Wrestling has announced their second event - June 29’s Fyter Fest - will stream for free on B/R Live.
There was some sticker shock for fans accustomed to getting shows for a flat subscription price around AEW’s first pay-per-view (PPV) Double or Nothing costing $50 - $60. This gives fans not willing to pay that a way to check out their product before they ask them to pay for July’s Fight For The Fallen or August’s All Out. It also avoids the impression they’re charging folks for a lesser show, since there are only five matches announced for Fyter Fest, and because it’s a pseudo-sequel to last summer’s Kenny Omega-produced CEO X NJPW: When Worlds Collide event, which streamed for free on Twitch.
Here’s the announcement, which also catches you up on the Being The Elite gag which gives the show its name - Omega wanting to produce the wrestling version of Fyre Fest because he’d only seen commercials for that music festival-turned-disaster flick and not the news or documentaries about how it turned out:
Saturday, June 29th @BRLive will broadcast #FyterFest Live for FREE!#AEW @CEOGaming pic.twitter.com/DElGIBukFq— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 11, 2019
This doesn’t address international fans who may not get B/R Live, but presumably AEW will have a plan for them as well.
During a talk at the E3 conference yesterday (June 10), Omega also revealed Fyter Fest will have a slightly different announce team. eSports commentator Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, who called the New Japan show at CEO last year, will join Jim Ross and Excalibur on the call.
Here’s the card for June 29 in Daytona Beach:
- Cody vs. Darby Allin
- The Elite (The Young Buck & Kenny Omega) vs. Lucha Bros (Fenix & Pentagon Jr) and a mystery partner
- Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela
- Alex Jebailey vs. Michael Nakazawa
- Hangman Page vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJF vs. Jimmy Havoc
You watching? I mean, you can’t complain about the price...