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AEW Revolution sells out in under an hour


This post was updated at 1:50 PM Eastern.

Despite having no matches announced, All Elite Wrestling sold out their next pay-per-view in under an hour Friday.

Revolution, scheduled for Saturday, February 29th at Chicago's WinTrust Arena, will be their first PPV of 2020 and their fourth PPV in their history. While the exact amount of tickets sold wasn't released, capacity for the venue is listed as just over 10,000 for basketball. 

Dave Meltzer noted that most tickets were sold out in 15 minutes, partially due to a pre-sale that took place yesterday. He added that the sellout would have been faster than an hour had AEW not released some limited visibility tickets at the 45 minute mark.

The event was scheduled the same weekend as C2E2, a major midwestern U.S. pop culture convention in Chicago geared toward comic book and entertainment fans.

Earlier this month, AEW announced they surpassed the 100,000 mark for tickets sold for events past and present. The Chicago area, and specifically the Sears Centre, has been a relatively frequent stop in the company's young history and even in their pre-AEW days with All In.

Based on recent Dynamites, it appears the direction is AEW World champion Chris Jericho vs. Jon Moxley, and Cody Rhodes vs. MJF with the stipulations to be named on the New Year's Day Dynamite.

Some additional thoughts from Meltzer:

"The sellout comes at a time when actual sellouts in the U.S. are rare. AEW's last sellout was in Philadelphia in October. WWE did sell out for Survivor Series in Chicago but the other three events that weekend did not, nor did AEW's television taping that Wednesday.

What was impressive is the sellout was done with no significant scalper activity which would make it the first major show to sell out without significant scalper activity since May. At this writing, there are only 328 secondary market tickets up. Usually, a show of this type that sells out would have no less than 1600 tickets at this point with average scalper activity and closer to 4000 with major activity."