What does AEW and the 81st CMLL Aniversario in 2014 have in widespread? They love drawing $1 million gates. AEW has finished that a number of occasions all through 2022, together with AEW Double or Nothing in Could and AEW All Out earlier this month, and they seem like poised to do one more gate over one million, which might be their first one on free TV.
On Twitter Monday afternoon, AEW proprietor and CEO Tony Khan revealed simply how shut AEW Grand Slam is to engaging in the feat. “Surpassed 2021 AEW Grand Slam gate; now SO near the FIRST $1 million AEW TV gate, after 3 straight PPVs hitting $1 million for the first time,” Khan tweeted. “I promise you will not wish to miss Grand Slam, tremendous card + possibly one thing up my sleeve LIVE on TBS + tickets.” Khan did not specify simply how shut AEW Grand Slam was to crossing the $1 million gate threshold presently. The newest replace relating to Grand Slam’s attendance got here on Friday, when WrestleTix reported that AEW had offered 11,936 tickets for the upcoming Wednesday occasion. Whereas final 12 months’s Grand Slam taping reportedly offered over 20,000 tickets, the gate for this 12 months’s occasion has been larger, reportedly as a consequence of a rise in ticket costs.
AEW Grand Slam, like final 12 months, will see episodes of “AEW Dynamite” and “AEW Rampage” taped, with a 5 match card for “Dynamite”, featuring Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship, airing this Wednesday evening on TBS. An eight match card for “AEW Rampage” will air at it is standard time this Friday on TNT, with the present prolonged from one hour to 2 hours to accommodate the cardboard. If something, Grand Slam’s upward trending gross sales illustrate that AEW’s fanbase is not essentially going to drop off without CM Punk and The Elite actively in the mix.