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How much did AEW spend on talent for the 2024 Double or Nothing pay-per-view?

How much did AEW spend on talent for the 2024 Double or Nothing pay-per-view?
How much did AEW spend on talent for the 2024 Double or Nothing pay-per-view?

AEW continues to invest heavily in contracts, and that number continues to grow. It is uncertain how much more Tony Khan will spend, but more spending is always possible as new stars enter the open market. Double or Nothing 2024 took place on May 26, 2024, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The event featured big matches, and Khan spent a lot of money to ensure a packed card.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that tax credits were filed in Nevada detailing the costs of the May 24 and 25 television taping and pay-per-view show “Double or Nothing.” The key figure was $2 million in salaries, which covered all talent and workers. The total cost for the two shows was $3,868,200.

Previously, it was stated that AEW Double or Nothing 2024 was barely profitable. Despite high expenses, they managed to make a profit. Entrance revenue was between $694,000 and $900,000 (with conflicting figures), $3 million from PPV, $150,000 from merchandise, and around $500,000 from TNT for Collision made the weekend profitable.

AEW Double or Nothing featured top stars including MJF’s return, Mercedes Mone, Will Ospreay and Kazuchika Okada. These are AEW’s latest high-profile signings.

It remains to be seen who Tony Khan will sign next. Whether there is a salary cap is unclear, but it seems they could be getting close to that limit.

What do you think about AEW’s increasing salaries? How much is too much for Tony Khan to spend on talent? Let us know in the comments section!

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