AEW News: Lineup for Friday Night Dynamite Tonight, Estimated Number of PPV Buys for Double or Nothing

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite was pre-empted on Wednesday and it airs tonight (Friday) at 10pm ET on TNT in the US, TSN here in Canada and wherever else you watch it. Tonight’s episode is live with a crowd. They are taping the next few episodes this weekend as well.

Here are the matches advertised for this week:

* Young Bucks vs. Death Triangle (PAC & Penta El Zero M) – That’s not a title match. It looks like the main event based on the rest of the show.

* Jungle Boy & Christian Cage vs. Private Party

* Bullrope Match: Dustin Rhodes vs. Nick Comoroto

* Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson vs. QT Marshall & Anthony Ogogo

* Red Velvet vs. The Bunny

These are the non-wrestling segments advertised for this week.

* Darby Allin & Sting will talk to Tony Schiavone after their win at Double or Nothing

* Dr. Britt Baker’s Championship Celebration

* New AEW signing Mark Henry will appear and speak on Dynamite for the first time

I will have an AEW Dynamite review on Saturday.


AEW Double or Nothing PPV Buys

The estimated number of pay-per-view buys for AEW Double or Nothing from Sunday night is 135,000 to 150,000 buys according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. That number is higher than last year’s Double or Nothing event that did about 120,000 buys.

This year’s Double or Nothing was the second-highest drawing AEW PPV ever, trailing only Revolution from this past February, which doesn’t have a final number out, but it’s apparently higher than what Double or Nothing did. The estimate is in the 150,000 buys range although there is no official number that has been reported.

Double or Nothing also drew 5,200 fans at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, so it was 300 people shy of a sellout, which essentially means a sellout. There were 4,700 paid fans leading to a $300,000 gate. We are sure that AEW was very happy having fans back at their shows.

If you’re wondering, AEW gets 45 percent of the total gross from B/R Live and television cable in the US while for FITE TV and other international distributors, AEW gets a cut of 40 percent. (Thanks

TJR Thoughts: Good job by AEW. Clearly, they are doing well when you can get that many PPVs on a consistent basis.