All Elite Wrestling and NJPW held their Forbidden Door PPV Event this past Sunday night, with several huge matches taking place on the show and a number of huge stars competing on the event. The card was stacked from top to bottom, including the Forbidden Door Buy-In Pre-Show, which was headlined by Gunn Club (Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) teaming with Max Caster to battle and beat NJPW’s L.A. Dojo (The DKC, Kevin Knight, Alex Coughlin and Yuya Uemura) in an 8-Man Tag Team Match, while the PPV Event itself was headlined by Jon Moxley facing “The Ace Of NJPW” Hiroshi Tanahashi in an Interim AEW World Championship Match and walking out of the match as the Interim AEW World Champion.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan recently took to his Twitter and revealed that the Forbidden Door PPV Event drew more than $6 million in total revenue, $1 million in ticket sales and more than $5 million in PPV buys. Even though the final numbers for the Forbidden Door Event are not in yet, Khan revealed during the post-Forbidden Door media scrum that he believes the PPV will draw more than 100,000 buys, which is the goal he had in mind for quite some time now, along with more than $1.1 million in ticket sales. This is pretty impressive especially due to the fact that several talents that competed at the Forbidden Door Event were from NJPW and there is a chance that the AEW fans and other fans from North American were not familiar with them.
The Forbidden Door PPV Event is reportedly the second-highest attended AEW Event in history, trailing only behind the Grand Slam episodes of AEW Dynamite and Rampage inside Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York in September of 2021. The more than $1 million in ticket sales has been predicted for months due to the Forbidden Door PPV selling out almost instantly when tickets went on sale in early May and as for the more than $5 million in PPV buys, if the PPV does draw more than 100,000 buys and with AEW PPVs costing $50 on Bleacher Report and other PPV providers in the United States, then Forbidden Door would definitely go over the $5 million mark.
You can check out Tony Khan’s tweet below:
Thank you to everyone, especially wrestling fans around the world, who made last Sunday’s #ForbiddenDoor event a hit,— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 28, 2022
with >$1 million in ticket sales
+ >$5 million on ppv!
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