AEW is coming to New York on September 22nd for the Grand Slam event at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and tickets have sold very well. Odds are they will sell out in rapid fashion when those general public seats are made available. Prior to this, WWE always had a tight hold of that market.
WWE is coming back to Madison Square Garden on September 10th, but those tickets have not sold very well at all. In fact, WWE had to make the SmackDown taping a dual branded show to increase interest, but it’s still not looking like a sell-out.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer brought up Vince McMahon’s likely mindset and how those New York ticket sales are likely going to “hit” him hard.
“The advanced ticket sales, I’m sure the New York one is gonna hit Vince hard. I’m sure it’s started to. I’m sure it will, even more, by Friday.
Vince McMahon must know that AEW is in New York just a week and a half after them, but it’s unknown if he’s aware how well their presale tickets have sold. Tickets to WWE’s MSG return are also currently on sale, but they don’t have the buzz behind them that AEW Dynamite Grand Slam does.
We’ll have to see if Vince McMahon makes anymore unplanned changes along the way to shake things up even more.
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