AEW Dynamite Sees Second-Lowest Attendance Despite Aggressive MLB Promotion

AEW brought an episode of Dynamite and Rampage to the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio this week. That being said, even Jon Moxley and a ton of promotion couldn’t sell out the Wednesday show.

Click here for our complete coverage of AEW Dynamite this week.

All Elite Wrestling struggled to fill up the venue for Dynamite this week. You can click here to see photos of the crowd during the show that Tony Khan definitely doesn’t want you to see.

WrestleTix noted that AEW Dynamite brought in 2,667 paid fans this week. It was further noted that this low turnout went down despite AEW trying very hard to promote during Cincinnati Reds games.

This attendance figure ended up surpassing only one other AEW TV event attendance for the year, which was Collision in Regina, SK (2,474). It secured the second-to-last position, just ahead of Rampage in Kingston, RI (2,743). No sugar coating it, this was a bad turnout. Many residents in the area reached out to me, noting that they only became aware of the event’s presence the day before when AEW advertisements aired during nearly every commercial break of the Reds (baseball) game. 



We will have to see if AEW can bring more interest to Dynamite. This certainly wasn’t their intention, because you know Tony Khan would love to boast about AEW’s attendance figures every week.

On a somewhat related note, AEW’s claim of over 82,000 fans at Wembley Stadium was recently challenged. The new number is more like 72,265 fans, which is still impressive, but it’s not record-breaking.

What’s your take on AEW’s attendance numbers? Do you think that Tony Khan can turn things around in a big way? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

September 14, 2023 8:12 am

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