• AEW’s Estimated Market Value Is $400 Million
According to the Wrestling Observer, the estimated market value of AEW is $400 million:
“I had a discussion with a sports business professor at Stanford who has followed the AEW business and put a market value of the product at $400 million right now.”
A fan recently joked about AEW President Tony Khan starting a podcast titled “4 Weeks”, as that’s how long the fan thinks AEW Dynamite’s streak of beating WWE RAW in the 18-49 demo ratings will last (a reference to Eric Bischoff’s 83 Weeks podcast, which was named after WCW Nitro’s 83-week winning streak over WWF RAW in the ratings).
This resulted in Dave Meltzer replying the following:
“I think it’ll be called how I turned a $25 million investment into a company worth $400 million in two plus years.”
While Dave Meltzer says the investment made to create AEW was $25 million, Forbes’ article on AEW (for which Tony Khan & his father Shahid Khan were also interviewed) stated that Shahid Khan invested about $100 million to start All Elite Wrestling.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 17, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Brutus Beefcake vs. Dale Wolfe
The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers vs. Butch Mayo & Terry Daniels
Ronnie Garvin vs. Barry Horowitz
The Big Boss Man vs. Mark Boswell
Tito Santana vs. Chris Duffy
Koko B. Ware vs. Sandy Beach
The Powers Of Pain vs. George Skaaland & Mark Frear