AEW: QT Marshall Signs Contract Extension, Wheeler Yuta Suffered Unknown Injury, All In PPV Buys Update

QT Marshall Reportedly Signed New Short-Term Contract Extension with AEW

As noted before, QT Marshall has been in recent talks with AEW in regards to a potential new contract extension with the company.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that Marshall recently agreed to a new short-term contract extension to remain in AEW for the near future. It was reported that Marshall’s talent contract had expired and he was working without one in the company for some time.

Prior to signing a new extension, Marshall reportedly had been negotiating for a new deal to continue working as both an in-ring talent and high-level executive for the company. It was reported that Marshall is currently not believed to have separate contracts, one for in-ring talent and one for his Vice President and other backstage duties.

Marshall’s current contract with AEW reportedly goes through the remainder of 2023.

Wheeler Yuta Suffered Unknown Injury, Pulled from Upcoming Indie Event

Wheeler Yuta recently suffered an unknown injury.

The announcement was first made by Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations on Twitter who stated that they have pulled Yuta from their upcoming Steelstacks Smackdown II this Saturday in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was also announced that despite his injury, Yuta will still be making an appearance for the company at their fan meet & greet pre-show event.

No other details were given regarding the nature nor severity of Yuta’s current injury.

Yuta most recently wrestled for AEW at their All Out 2023 event earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois.

Updated Estimates for AEW All In PPV Buys

As noted before, AEW is estimated to have generated around 192,000 pay-per-view buys for this past August’s All In event at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that updated numbers and estimates have AEW’s All In event generating a number that is actually closer to 180,000 buys than over 190,000 buys.

Meltzer reported that the reason for the new lower number estimate is due to AEW’s All In not getting a notable increase from late buys that was likely due to AEW’s All Out 2023 event taking place the following week.

In terms of breakdowns, the updated numbers for cable television PPV buys went from being up 37.5% compared to this past June’s Forbidden Door II to 28.1% once late buys were factored in.

Despite the current lower estimates, Meltzer reported that All In would still be the second highest PPV buys for an AEW event in AEW history, only behind All Out 2021.