Early AEW Revolution PPV Buys Estimates
The pay-per-view buys for this past Saturday’s AEW Revolution event reportedly are estimated to be higher than Full Gear’s PPV buys, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue that while the overall number is currently not known, Revolution likely will generate the second highest PPV buys in AEW history based on currently known data.
Meltzer reported that the B/R Live buys for the event was around 10% higher than Full Gear from this past November and around the same amount as Double or Nothing from this past May. It was also reported that the FITE buys for Revolution were the highest for any AEW pay-per-view event to date.
Meltzer also reported that the PPV buys from the United Kingdom are expected to be lower than Full Gear due to the closure of ITV Box Office and AEW being unable to get a new PPV deal done in time for the region.
Jeff Cobb AEW Status Update
As noted before, Jeff Cobb made his official debut for All Elite Wrestling this past February. Cobb’s appearance was not the result of him signing an official contract but instead him agreeing to to work some dates for the company.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Cobb still has yet to make up his mind whether or not to sign a contract with AEW. Meltzer reported that Cobb’s main priority is still working for New Japan Pro Wrestling, which is why he also did not sign a new contract with Ring of Honor either but was still willing to work select dates for the company.
Jake Roberts Comments on His AEW Debut
Jake “The Snake” Roberts reflected about his official debut for All Elite Wrestling during this past Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite in Denver, Colorado.
1. Thanks to DDP. 2. Thanks to AEW for opportunity 3. Thanks to JAKE for not giving up on sobriety that was so hard. WOW one of the greatest moments in my life
— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) March 5, 2020
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Ring of Honor announced that Joe Hendry is the next official entrant for their upcoming Pure Championship tournament and Ashley Vox is the next official entrant for their upcoming Women’s World Championship tournament.
Major League Wrestling recently announced that Mascarita Dorada will be making his official debut for the company at their Intimidation Games 2020 event on April 18th in Cicero, Illinois.
Impact Wrestling announced that they will be airing a one-hour TNA special on March 31st on AXS TV. This special will air following that week’s episode of Impact! on the network.
Joey Janela announced that NJPW’s Gedo will be making an appearance for Game Changer Wrestling at their Joey Janela’s Spring Break IV event on April 3rd in Ybor City, Florida.
Josh Barnett announced that GCW’s Josh Barnett Bloodsport III event will be held as a tournament-style show with the winner to receive the Gotch-Robinson Cup.
Josh Barnett also announced a new match for the card of GCW’s Josh Barnett Bloodsport III event on April 2nd in Tampa, Florida:
– Killer Kelly vs. Allysin Kay