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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
The Bucks have a merchandising empire that includes half a million tshirts sold through Hot Topic. BTE gets a few hundred thousand views every week on youtube. They sold out All In and Double or Nothing in minutes, plus the G1 Supercard at MSG before AEW was announced. To say no one has heard of them is laughable.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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The vocal minority hardcore marks are craving something new


ah, i didn't realize you spoke for people outside that group...


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
So... a 40-something year old Y2J and a bunch of mid-carders / dark match stars?

I wonder why they didn't buy and elevate one of the existing mid-level promotions.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
Never stopped loving WCW, even almost 2 decades after it shut down.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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Their first show, All In, had 11,263 in attendance



I attended a Smackdown Live event in July last year in Evansville Indiana that drew a bigger crowd than that


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The Bucks have a merchandising empire that includes half a million tshirts sold through Hot Topic. BTE gets a few hundred thousand views every week on youtube. They sold out All In and Double or Nothing in minutes, plus the G1 Supercard at MSG before AEW was announced. To say no one has heard of them is laughable.



Random WWE segment uploads from RAW/Smackdown get multiple million views within 24-48 hours of being uploaded

It's one thing to sell out occassional PPVs attached to big fan conventions in huge markets like NYC or Chicago or great tourist destinations on a holiday weekend like Las Vegas. Its another thing to do it every month and draw a TV audience every week and sell live audience/house show tickets every week in various territories


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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If you have followed AEW and their twitter they are making a huge play for the social justice/PC crowd


Talk about not understanding your audience...


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Their next/first event is $49.99.


I bet they will never release the buyrate because it's going to be abysmal....it's been years since people have had to pay 50 bucks to watch a wrasslin PPV.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
WCW was good for what it was.....a small territory that went national, lost money, had a cup of coffee with the big time, and went out of business.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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Talk about not understanding your audience...



Have you been to /r/squaredcircle? It's extremely left leaning

But I agree, the average wrestling fan is not a social justice liberal, which is why I do not think it is a smart play on AEW's part


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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If it resorts back to vulgarity and violence, I'm back in. 


That might happen if parents stop spending money on their kids.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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attended a Smackdown Live event in July last year in Evansville Indiana that drew a bigger crowd than that


Ford Center holds 11,000. You are saying the show had a SRO sellout?

Edit: saw it was tv taping

Live attendance last year averaged 5k
This post was edited on 5/15 at 5:04 pm


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Even most WWE fans can admit that the writing has been atrocious for the most part over the last several years. They (Vince) doesn’t allow talent to get over naturally like they did back in the glory days (and if they do get over with the fans they are punished for it by being held back). Vince picks his favorites and that’s it.

Thankfully WWE has started to scale back on the amount of women’s matches recently at least. No one wants to watch a 50/50 men and women’s wrestling show. They want to see good looking women regardless of how much that pisses the SJW’s and feminist off.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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Ford Center holds 11,000. You are saying a non televised show had a SRO sellout?


It's not unheard of in places like Evansville IN......places that don't get live TV shows fairly infrequently and never get a PPV

ETA Also depends on who's advertised obviously.
This post was edited on 5/15 at 4:47 pm


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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Thankfully WWE has started to scale back on the amount of women’s matches recently at least. No one wants to watch a 50/50 men and women’s wrestling show. They want to see good looking women regardless of how much that pisses the SJW’s and feminist off.


To be fair, Becky Lynch has been the best thing in WWE for a while

Totally agree with everything else though


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
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Thankfully WWE has started to scale back on the amount of women’s matches recently at least


honestly for me, the women's stuff has been more interesting...

i love htis lacy evans charc, and the becky lynch vs charlotte rivalrly is always red hott


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
What WWE needs to do is go back to a more Japanese style of booking .....I say that for 2 reasons: A) it is entertaining and B) they have the perfect roster for it (moreso than any time in thier history).

I think it would work and I suspect HHH would give it a try if not for Vince.....I just hope WWE can limp along until Vince has to bow out but who knows how long that old bastard will hang around.


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To be fair, Becky Lynch has been the best thing in WWE for a while


To each their own, but at the end of the day she’s not selling tickets and no one outside of WWE fans knows who she is




The all women’s PPV last year didn’t even sell half the arena. They had to dim the lights to hide the empty seats.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
Yeah and if Asuka and Sane were used properly they would be right up there with Lynch and Flair. Also don't forget Rousey.....I'm sure ratings would have been tanking earlier if not for her.

Just because WWE has jerked around the booking of Bayley, Sasha, Asuka, etc....the women's division is still very hot.


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re: WWE has competition again, WarnerMedia announces AEW weekly live show on TNT
That pic is of Smackdown boss.


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