During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted that the January 11th 2023 edition of AEW Dynamite set a new record for the company. According to Meltzer, there was a record number of walk-up ticket sales for Dynamite and the show made over $700,000. Here is what Meltzer said…
“They set their record for the biggest last day of sale walk-up sale in the history of the company for a show that started at 4:30 in the afternoon. That’s a very good sign, probably the best sign that they’ve had, no matter what the rating is, that the stuff is starting to take hold after a period where, for a lot of different reasons, stuff is bad. And they still have some advances that are bad.”
“There are some good ones and some bad ones, but this is a good one. It was one of the biggest pro-wrestling crowds ever in (The Forum’s history), obviously the second biggest gate at The Forum. but I’d have to look it up, but I believe the fourth biggest wrestling crowd in the history of The Forum… For a second show in, they held up. It wasn’t like the first, which was a legitimate sell-out, but it was a very good crowd… an over $700,000 gate.” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)
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— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) January 12, 2023
According to @WrestleTix, 8,627 tickets had been distributed as of Wednesday morning. Fans in attendance noted that the arena was mostly full with a few scattered sections of empty seats.
— Dakota Green (@SouthwestDakota) January 12, 2023