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Wrld on GCW was promotion's most successful pay-per-view ever on FITE


Last Sunday's Wrld on GCW pay-per-view on was its most successful yet on the combat sports streaming service.

The news was first reported Wednesday by Post Wrestling's John Pollock via an email confirmation from FITE COO Michael Weber.

While the event was the best in GCW's history with FITE, it was not the biggest for FITE in general as Weber noted they had 700,000 buys for the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition boxing match last year.

There is still no word on how many buys GCW had for last Sunday as it aired both on FITE and traditional pay-per-view for the first time. Final numbers from traditional providers can take months to figure out.

The Wrld event was GCW's highest profile show to date as it came from the sold-out Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City where WWE and ECW have run before.

Pollock said he is also following up with state commission officials on whether there is an enforceable age limit for pro wrestlers as 16-year-old prospect Nick Wayne was unable to compete on the show as planned due to someone reportedly contacting the commission about his age.

GCW owner Brett Lauderdale tweeted that while the show was successful business-wise, he thinks they could do better and "got played and I shoulda known better."