Since its inception in 2019, AEW has strived to provide a proper alternative product to WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded but there are still many areas of improvement, even if some did not think AEW was going to be success. Many are expecting CM Punk and there might be a riot in the Windy City if he doesn’t pop up.

AEW took the world by storm back in 2019 as it was the first pro wrestling company in a very long time that made waves in the pro wrestling world as a form of competition for WWE.

The company now has more momentum than ever thanks to the impending debuts of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. On top of that, the first episode of AEW Rampage was a huge hit with fans and it has only increased the hype for next week’s AEW Rampage: The First Dance.

CM Punk is reportedly 100% for an AEW Chicago show, and many are expecting to see him on August 20th at the United Center. This has certainly led to a lot of hype for the event and the ticket sales reflect that.


According to WrestleTix on Twitter, it was reported that AEW Rampage: The First Dance has sold 99% of its tickets, which is 14,143. Only 69 tickets are left for the show (nice).

AEW Rampage: The First Dance Fri • Aug 20 • 7:00 PM United Center, Chicago, IL

Available Tickets => 69 (-89)

Estimated Capacity => 14,212 Tickets Distributed => 14,143 (99%)

Resale (through Ticketmaster) => 2,207

Punk also revealed why he doesn’t watch WWE anymore. The AEW locker room is certainly excited about CM Punk signing with the company. We will have to wait and see if CM Punk truly will debut at the AEW Rampage: First Dance event next week.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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