AEW President and CEO Tony Khan appeared on the John Chuckery Show, where he talked about a number of topics such as how the company currently has five major PPV Events and how he would like the AEW fans to feel they are getting their money’s worth, especially after so much anticipation was built leading up to their PPV Events.
Tony Khan said:
“Well, we’ve been able to really make the events keep that super special feel, where there is so much anticipation building up to Revolution, Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door now, and of course, All Out and Full Gear. I think that with the current model we have, which is a la carte pay-per-view, true pay-per-view like so many of us grew up with, it makes a lot of sense. The price is about $49.99, and if somebody’s going to give us that $49.99, I would like them to feel like they’re getting a show they’ve really looked forward to for a long time and are getting maximum value.”
Tony Khan also talked about how he would consider expanding the company’s PPV Events calendar only if a streaming deal happens, but he would still keep their five major PPV Events.
Tony Khan said:
“There are different ways to deliver shows now in the streaming economy, but I think in this current setup, we have a great calendar. If the delivery method changed or streaming enters the conversation for AEW because an AEW streaming platform is something I get asked about every day; I think for us right now, the way we’re doing pay-per-view makes sense, but if the right offer came along on streaming to expand the calendar, that’s something we have the capacity to do. I would only want to do it if we can make sure that we keep Revolution, Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door, All Out, and Full Gear as premium, top-end events like they are right now.”
You can check out Tony Khan’s full comments at this link. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.