All Elite Wrestling’s entry into New York City is undoubtedly a resounding success. With their first-ever show in New York City metro area canceled due to COVID-19. The incoming ticket numbers breathe a sigh of relief with company expectations satisfied. Alongside their show at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
A special edition of AEW Dynamite from Arthur Ashe Stadium further signifies the company’s growth. Many wrestlers on the current All Elite Wrestling roster originate from New York City. Chiefly including Taz, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz, among others. However, with AEW’s first entry into New York City so successful. WWE’s dominance in the New York market could wane significantly.
Recently returning to live touring, All Elite Wrestling’s previous episode of Dynamite received critical acclaim. In addition to Mexican superstar Andrade El Idolo’s debut. Malakai Black shocked the wrestling world by debuting during the July 7th episode of AEW Dynamite (termed “Road Rager”). In addition to Road Rager, night 1 of AEW’s Fyter Fest shows also received critical acclaim. TV ratings also indicated AEW’s firing on all cylinders. Night one of Fyter Fest recently surpassed 1 million live television viewers. AEW was also the number one show on cable last Wednesday.
Whereas All Elite Wrestling’s product has improved significantly since returning to live touring. Their roster will receive a huge upgrade in the recent weeks. AEW superstar Rey Fenix will shortly return after nursing a groin injury. Along with Rey Fenix, his Death Triangle stablemate PAC’s return is imminent. PAC recently returned home to the United Kingdom following an extended stay in the United States due to COVID-19.
Future plans for All Elite Wrestling
Despite initial doubts about All Elite Wrestling’s return to live touring. The return to live touring hasn’t been anything except a resounding success. AEW’s signature pay-per-view “All Out” emanating from Chicago sold out in just under an hour. In addition, their debut special edition shows on the “Welcome Back” tour have all sold out. These include Fyter Fest Night 2 & AEW Fight For The Fallen.