Dustin Rhodes has appeared to confirm that AEW will be moving to two-night pay-per-views in the near future.
Since it’s inception in 2019, AEW have only run four pay-per-view events per year, in contrast to WWE’s monthly schedule.
While special editions of Dynamite have become a regular occurrence and Battle of the Belts was added in 2022, the promotion’s ‘Big Four’ have remained Revolution, All Out, Double or Nothing and Full Gear. Although in conjunction with NJPW, Forbidden Door was added for the first time in June.
As the AEW roster has increased, and the shows have become more popular, they have begun to get longer and longer. This has led to some criticism from fans who have suggested that the events are now too long.
However, it appears that the company might be about to follow WWE in running their specials over two nights. Speaking at Terrificon (via Fandom Spotlite) Dustin Rhodes discussed the possibility of the promotions heading to the United Kingdom before adding that the plan is to switch to two-night pay-per-views.
“UK, our television in the UK is doing well. Tony’s soccer team is right there and he wants to run Craven Cottage, probably 40-50,000 people. I guarantee it would sell it out. Will we sell out United States stadiums? It’s growth. It takes time to make these things happen. It’s not going to happen overnight, but we will get there. Hopefully, someday, like Chicago, the United Center, we smack it out and it’s 19,000 people.
If we did go to a stadium show, I hope that we would do well for a Double or Nothing or All Out, do I know if it’s going to sell out? I have no idea. I would hope so, but we don’t need to do those all the time. You have these arenas that are just fine. I think we’re going to go to two-day events now, for pay-per-views. I believe. I’ve heard that down the pike. It’ll be like a WrestleMania experience, you have two days of Double or Nothing or two-days of All Out or Revolution,”
Tony Khan recently confirmed that AEW are looking at holding a show in the United Kingdom.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.