Re: CHIKARA - Season 11 Discussion Thread
That's not surprising really. I'm sure that Chikara makes a high percentage of it's money from DVD/Download sales. Getting enough people to cover the cost of the venue, the cost of getting the ring to the venue, the cost of paying the performers, and whatever other expenses come up would be tough with some of the markets that Chikara runs in. I get that they want to have shows in as many different markets as possible but sometimes I'm a little puzzled by the places they chose to run. Like they're in Alabama soon (or already were I'm not sure). Now I don't recall them ever running there before and I don't see them getting a huge gate for the show. They can't bring in too many local names because the Chikara fan base watches Chikara because they have their own wrestlers and the storylines those wrestlers are involved in.
It's good if ticket sales alone were enough to cover all the expenses for KOT. They brought in a lot of big names that needed to get paid and they also flew quite a few people over from Japan. The costs for running this show must have been a lot higher than usually but they turned a profit so good for them.