Warner Bros. Pushing For AEW To Run More Pay-Per-Views?

Backstage news on AEW's pay-per-view schedule following Forbidden Door.

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All Elite Wrestling's network partners, Warner Bros. Discovery, would like to see the Tony Khan-helmed promotion expand its pay-per-view schedule.

This is according to Andrew Zarian. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, he stated that somebody on the Warner side had stated that the organisation would "love" AEW to hold more supercards.

It was stressed that Warner Bros. Discovery is not forcing AEW into making any moves in this regard. That the next Ring Of Honor pay-per-view, Death Before Dishonor 2022, was announced shortly after Zarian was told this information could be part of it, however. The upcoming 23 July event was described as a potential test for ROH the BR Live platform depending on how it performs.

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Forbidden Door (26 June) was AEW's first full collaborative event with New Japan Pro Wrestling. It was a resounding success critically and commercially, with approximately 127,000 buys across traditional and digital platforms generating around $4.4 million in net revenue. Additionally, over $1 million was raised in ticket sales.

AEW currently runs four pay-per-views annual (February's Revolution, May's Double Or Nothing, September's All Out, and November's Full Gear) along with an assortment of television specials, including last week's Blood & Guts.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.