AEW & WWE Spending habits
By Scott Keith on 5th August 2023
I am in no way a financial expert and I know WWE is making more money than ever before(i think?, than if not at least close), and AEW has a family of billionaires backing them, but who do you think spends it better, and in that turn, how do you think both can trim some fat and use their wealth in better places for their promotion?
WWE goes all out, and rightfully so, for Wrestlemania, but do they really need every sq. ft. available spent on LED's lights and Holograms for every broadcast? I got nothing against the visual effects department, but how about putting the money more towards enhancing the live experience for the crowd than how it looks on tv(which is horrible btw and no one watches for that)
I love how AEW splurges for the music rights on certain talents for events, and who knows how much they spend flying in this NJPW talent that happens randomly now across all 3 shows. I pop for that. But as you and others have pointed out on the blog, they really need to invest in their merch product overall and at live events. If TK doesn't have a t-shirt stand propped up every 50ft on every level of Wembley he's greatly underestimating the demand live crowds have for quality AEW merch. There better be commemorative All In Shirts, Vuvuzela(i hate them but soccer crowds love them) , Visors, fanny packs, athletic cups etc etc.
I’ve been to two of their shows now and the merch stands were the WORST. For a T-shirt company they sure don’t bring many shirts with them.