Full AEW Revolution Media Scrum Recap – AEW’s CEO, general manager, and head of creative Tony Khan addressed the media following Sunday’s Revolution pay-per-view.
Some notes from the scrum:
- Khan said that Revolution’s PPV buys number was trending in the 130,000 to 140,000 range, above the level of November’s Full Gear event.
- Khan noted that 9,000 were in attendance for the event at the Chase Center, with over 8,000 of those paid, for a gate in the range of $800,000, a record number for the city of San Francisco.
- According to Khan, Ring of Honor’s Honor Club streaming service hit 12,000 subscribers with this past week’s ROH TV debut, a record number for the streaming service. He also noted that the ROH television show is closer to the shows he wrote growing up in terms of having lots of matches. He also discussed the positives and negatives of writing a studio wrestling show for hardcore wrestling fans in ROH, versus one for a global television audience in Dynamite.
- In response to a question as to whether AEW had discussed bringing in Mercedes Mone when she was teased on television as a potential mystery partner on a Dynamite in Los Angeles in January, Khan did not mention Mone by name, referencing her as “the IWGP Women’s Champion.” He noted that while he has “great respect for that wrestler” and that “any wrestling company would be lucky to have her,” he said that out of respect for his business partners in NJPW he would not discuss whether or not he had any discussions about signing Mone.
- Khan was asked about Kenny Omega’s contract status. He put Omega over as one of the biggest stars in the world, the IWGP US Champion, a former AEW World Champion, and said he hopes Omega is in AEW for a long time to come.
- Khan was asked about a potential release date for the AEW Fight Forever video game, but did not have a firm date to announce. He said the game is an award-winning game, well received, and that it will be a big day when it is finally released.
- When asked about AEW making its United Kingdom live event debut, Khan said that he has continued to make progress in his plans to take AEW to the UK, that the debut show will be in London, but that he did not have an official date to announce at this point.
- MJF joined Khan for part of the scrum and parodied CM Punk’s All Out scrum appearance by eating pickles:
- While MJF was on stage, Khan was asked about MJF throwing water on a young fan at ringside. Khan said that he had spent some time with the fan, a young man named Titus, and that the fan would be joining AEW in Sacramento for this Wednesday’s show. He said that he and MJF had a very serious talk about the incident, and that it was not to be taken lightly. He noted that while MJF is a champion, he did not act like a champion in that moment. MJF stayed in character and while Khan spoke, and did not directly comment on the situation beyond noting with sarcasm that he was “very concerned” about the situation.
- Ricky Starks and Wardlow also joined Khan for comments and questions from the press, but most if not all of the questions and answers were asked and answered in character.
Full AEW Revolution Media Scrum Recap