All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan has revealed that he doesn't expect to make a profit off his new promotion's upcoming PPV, Fight for the Fallen.
The show - which kicks off at 8:30 pm E.T this Saturday at the Daily's Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville, Florida - did not sell out as quickly as previous AEW shows. And, as of Friday, there were still a few seats available.
It is expected to be a full house by the time things begin. But Khan says he won't be profiting off the event as a lot of the money brought in will be donated to charitable causes.
“I know we’re all here for the wrestling, but we’re doing some other really awesome stuff with it too," he told First Coast News while promoting the show this week (h/t 411Mania).
"And a great example of that is Fight For the Fallen. We’re donating a very large amount of money, and this show is not designed to make a profit. It was never designed to make a profit.
"It’s not going to make any money, and we’re in fact going to donate money made to the Victim’s Advisory Assistance Council, which the mayor has set up. And the VAAC will help benefit the victims of local crimes. We were looking for a partnership with the city where we could take the money we make from this event and donate a large portion of what we take in to benefit these people who have been victims of very unfortunate things.”
The show should be a good watch too. Cody and Dustin Rhodes will be teaming up to take on livewire tag team The Young Bucks while Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky will be going up against the Lucha Bros.
The show will be streamed live via B/R Live for free in the US and Canada and will be preceded by "The Buy in" which will also be streamed live one hour ahead of the main show.