Various: AEW Double or Nothing PPV Buys Update, Ashley Massaro Fundraiser Update, Indies

AEW Double or Nothing PPV Buys Update

As noted before, All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing event held last month reportedly generated an initial estimate of around 98,000 buys on pay-per-view, according to last week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the current estimate for AEW’s event is now somewhere in the range of 98,500 to 113,000 pay-per-view buys worldwide. U.S. buys for the event are currently estimated to be at around 71,000 with an almost 50/50 split between traditional television PPV and B/R Live. It was reported that the PPV split for AEW’s event is very notable due to the typical split for sporting event buys usually being around the 75% to 85% range in favor of traditional TV PPV.

Ashley Massaro GoFundMe Fundraiser Update

As noted before, a GoFundMe fundraiser is currently being held by several former female co-workers of Ashley Massaro to help financially assist the continued education of Massaro’s daughter.

At the time of this report, over $46,000 has been raised so far for the fundraiser. Among the notable wrestlers who have donated was Mick Foley. Foley is currently holding a separate fundraiser on his ProWrestlingTees store till June 10th with all proceeds to be donated to Ashley Massaro’s daughter’s education fund.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Starrcast announced that Dean Malenko will be among the guests at their Starrcast III convention, which takes place from August 29th to September 1st in Chicago, Illinois.

Championship Wrestling From Hollywood announced that Eli Drake will be making an appearance for the company at their Father’s Day 2019 event on June 16th in Agoura Hills, California. Drake will be facing off against Scorpio Sky and Eric Watts in a triple threat match for the CWFH Television Championship.

EVOLVE announced a new match for the card of their EVOLVE 129 event on June 29th in Queens, New York:
– Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. JD Drake & Anthony Henry

Major League Wrestling announced a new match fr the card of their Kings of Colosseum event on July 6th in Cicero, Illinois:
– Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Park & El Hijo de LA Park