Unrest Growing in AEW Locker Room Over Terrible Ticket Sales for 2024 Events?


A new report claims many wrestlers in the AEW locker room are quickly getting tired of the half-full arenas for All Elite Wrestling events in 2024.

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There has been a lot of buzz around AEW in recent weeks due to rumors that they could soon add the two biggest free agents on the market to the roster. Former WWE women’s champion Mercedes Mone — AKA Sasha Banks — is expected to make her promotional debut in March. And NJPW icon Kazuchika Okada is also expected to join the company next month.

However, when the pro wrestling superstars arrive in AEW they may see something veteran performers have unfortunately become accustomed to, and that is half-full venues for company events. There have been reports of poor ticket sales for events since last year, and it is a consistent trend that seems to be wearing on the current roster.

AEW Wrestlers Growing Frustrated With Small Crowd Sizes at Events

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On Thursday, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer spilled some tea about new rumblings from inside the company and it seems there is growing dissatisfaction in the locker room with crowd sizes this year.

”There is frustration from a lot of circles since talent comes to the shows and sees the smaller crowds since the start of the year. [AEW CEO Tony] Khan always paints a positive picture about the company being stronger due to increased revenues, or bringing up ratings, and there’s the feeling that popularity is declining overall and changes have to be made to turn it around and he’s acting like everything is fine,” Meltzer wrote.

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There have been complaints in the industry that the company is booking venues that are too large for them to consistently fill, and that the lack of notable storylines over the last year has driven some fans away and back to WWE — which has been on fire over the last year.

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