AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door is looking like a huge success for both promotions.
On Sunday, June 26, AEW and NJPW presented Forbidden Door from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The show was headlined by Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi battling it out for the Interim AEW World Championship. All evening, the commentary team was touting the over 16,000 people in attendance.
During the post-show media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that the show was a huge success and that based on early digital numbers did at least 100,000 buys.
"The show was a big success. We had ticket sales of over $1.1 million. I think it will be within literally thousands, just behind Double or Nothing, but right there, both over $1.1 million live ticket sales. The pay-per-view, I said if we hit 100,00 worldwide buys, I would feel it’s a big success and I feel very comfortable now, based on the early digital numbers, saying we did 100,000 buys and more. I feel great about that," Khan said.
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