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AEW Double or Nothing sells out in 4 minutes

After the pre-sale allotment for All Elite Wrestling’s ‘Double or Nothing’ was hoovered up on Monday, the company put the rest of the tickets for sale today and tweeted the following:

All In demonstrated Tony Khan’s ability to generate buzz for a show so it’s not too much of a surprise, but still impressive for a company so young.

  • Keith Learmonth

    AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Christian, MCMG, The Dudley Boys, Bobby Roode, Ric Flair, Booker T, Eric Young, The Young Bucks, Jay Lethal, Mickie James, Gail Kim, Awesome Kong, Victoria, Mick Foley, Ken Anderson, RVD, and Tommy Dreamer, for starters. Hell, I don’t like the guy, but I’ll even say Hogan.

    Impact had some of the most talented wrestlers to ever step foot in a ring, and some of the biggest names in the industry, and they still failed to even get close to competing with WWE.

    I want AEW to succeed, but based on history, I’m skeptical of their ability to do so.

  • Keith Learmonth

    The big issue with the buzz that AEW is generating is that it’s 95% targeting the people who would’ve known about it from the start. People like us, people who regularly visit “dirt sheets” and “wrestling news” sites. Pretty much every casual wrestling fan I’ve talked to has been like “AEW? What’s that?”

  • Keith Learmonth

    WWE as a corporate entity is worth 6 times what it was when WCW went out of business. From a business standpoint, they are bigger. From a roster size standpoint, they are bigger. From a WrestleMania ticket sales standpoint, they are bigger most years. TV ratings are down, but so is cable TV in general.

    You’re either doing a really poor job of trolling, or you just… don’t know as much as you think.

  • Keith Learmonth

    AEW is going to be a big deal. But selling out one supercard show is a lot different to managing weekly TV. How they handle -that- is what will tell us how good the company is going to be.

  • CC

    Jeff Jarrett, former WCW world champion. Ken Shamrock, former WWE and UFC star. Buff Bagwell, former WCW star. Rick Steiner former WCW and WWE star. Scott Hall former WWE and WCW star.

    This was 2002 when those guys were all still big names.
    This was what, a year after WCW folded.

    Whether you like it or not, those names were bigger in wrestling at that time than you would care to admit.

    Or are you gonna claim these were not stars?

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Still can’t name a single big name?
    It wasn’t till 2006-ish when the big names came.

  • Mike Goodwin

    If you can honestly sit there in your moms basement and tell yourself that WWE hasn’t gotten bigger in the last 20 years then you are a complete and total moron.

  • CC

    Either you was not around when TNA launched or your memory is hazy.
    At the time it launched it was not long after the death of WCW and the talent they signed were mostly ex-WWE and WCW guys who were still biggish names at the time.
    People had high hopes for it and initially it was great, but it still never gained the momentum people thought it would.
    Then of course Dixie came along and that was it.
    For name recognition, TNA had a bunch of names people who were casual wrestling fans were more familiar with. Casual wrestling fans are not as familiar with top indy talent even though they are huge to those of us who actually follow wrestling more intently.

    “It’s fans like me who create negativity” yet you just accused me of believing in TNA … make up your mind.

    The point is not about being negative as all you are doing is being selective in what you read. I will say it again, it is about MANAGING EXPECTATIONS and not going overboard like the marks most people are.

    Every single wrestling fans want this to be a success, but everyone jumping on this like it is already a success is ridiculous.

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Great talents like who? X-pac and Jeff Jarrett? This is completely different. Kenny Omega, the best wrestler in the world is in the prime of his career, and he sure as hell wouldn’t sign with AEW if they didn’t have a TV deal.
    I get it, you probably believed in TNA too. They honestly aren’t a bad promotion at all. People like to point out things that TNA does, and act like WWE isn’t guilty of those same exact things. It’s fans like you who create all this negativity when honestly this is the greatest time in pro wrestling history. If you cannot see that, then I can’t help you.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    These AEW marks are way ahead of themselves. I mean we all want AEW to succeed but it won’t happen if they sign ex WWE stars we all know it. An I don’t know if I really like giving wrestlers full control over my wrestling company like AEW is doing.

  • CC

    Do you hear yourself? A promotion that has signed a handful of people so far and has not even announced a TV deal, just spoken of rumours.
    Remember when TNA was signing up great talent and then flopped on its butt?
    While it is a good time to get excited, it is also a time to go back and actually read what I wrote. I said people just need to lower their expectations and see if they can maintain this momentum. But hey, you go on believing it is gonna be all wine and roses, and if it does not work out, you will be even more let down. If you manage your expectations, if it fails then you wont be so dejected, and if it succeeds then it will feel so much better.

    Too many people are counting their chickens before they even hatch.

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Let’s wait a whole year to get excited for a brand new promotion which is signing the hottest talents in the wrestling industry.

    Do you honestly hear yourself?? The time to get excited is NOW!!!

    They did some WWE or any other promotion hasn’t done. It was the first time a Pro Wrestling Show sold out in the same day in went on sale in Las Vegas.

  • CC

    Actually they are far bigger internationally than they have ever been. Regardless of the product quality, from a business point of view their global expansion has made them far bigger than the “glory days”.

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    They are not trying to be competition, but at alternate option

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Keep telling yourself that an I am sure someday you will believe it.

  • CC

    Did Kahn generate buzz for All in? At the time that show came out there was not even any mention of him being involved and Cody and Young Bucks created most of the buzz.
    While it is impressive, it has nothing to do with them being so new or old, it is all about the hype surrounding it.
    I really hope this promotion is a success, but I think people need to calm down and lower their expectations right now before the hype back fires.

    Let’s see how they are doing a year or so down the line when the TV deal has been running for a while.

  • ah

    WWE has not gotten bigger Wrestling is at a all time low without WCW come on please.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    We all are hoping AEW workout well. But WWE has actually gotten bigger since WCW went of business. I also don’t believe WWE will be losing any sleep losing Wrestlers to AEW. Thanks to NXT they have lots of talent waiting to step up.

  • Soulshroude

    Unfortunately the title of the show is false: It is basically “ALL IN” version 2. This has no doubt been their AEW (corporate members that we already know) plan all along. Social media may have high hopes, only time will tell whether or not, they’re actual competition for any main stream business’s.

  • David Klein

    Really? So they sold out a shiw damn wwe should be worried. I do hope AEW is successfully but but if people really think a brand new company is going ti take over you really need to get a reality check. Its going to take a hell if a lot more then selling 10 thousands tickets

  • Jamie

    How much more proof do the wwe cream boii marks need that AEW are going to be a huge deal. Vince is definitely paying attention to AEW and he should be. I was lucky enough to get my ticket for the show 🙂