For their second and third live broadcasts on TNT, All Elite chose smaller venues than their premiere episode.
Maybe they shouldn’t have.
At least they eliminated any suspense about how ticket sales would go. It took a few hours to sell out the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. for their cable TV debut on Oct. 2. Seats for Oct. 9 in Boston and Oct. 16 in Philadelphia were gone in about an hour.
#ThankYou Boston and Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/5xbuUJS810— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 16, 2019
Double sellout.— The Young Bucks® (@MattJackson13) August 16, 2019
There were some of the same complaints about the ordering process, but with demand apparently sky high, it’s not clear what system wouldn’t have issues.
We’ll see what happens when we get to the next batch of Wednesday night shows. AEW hasn’t announced locations or venues for those yet. But as long as they’re running major markets and wrestling hotbeds, maybe they’ll want to consider going back to buildings with 15,000 seats?