Warner Bros. Discovery would like to see more PPVsWarnerMedia, now under the banner of Warner Bros. Discovery, is keen to increase the number of PPV shows it runs annually. “WarnerMedia wants more PPVs from AEW,” Zarian stated. Zarian additionally noted that the company isn’t “forcing them to,” but would “love for them to do more.” This request comes after a successful inter-promotional supercard show on June 26, AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door. The show was a collaboration between AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Final numbers made the show a resounding critical and commercial success. There were roughly 127,000 buys across traditional and digital platforms. Roughly $4.4 in net revenue was made from the PPV sales, with over $1 million in ticket sales.
AEW/ROH bundle package for PPV shows?AEW owner Tony Khan also owns Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH), whose 2022 edition of Death Before Dishonor airs on July 23. There is some speculation that the ROH show is maybe getting a test run on Bleacher Report Live (B/R Live) to determine additional shows. B/R Live is owned by Turner Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery. Tied in with that speculation is a potential television deal for ROH to broadcast new content from the promotion. “I don’t know this, but I wouldn’t be shocked if there was a [TV deal] announcement at the PPV,” Zarian said.
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