AEW and NJPW presented Forbidden Door from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, June 26. Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi’s match for the interim AEW World Championship was the main event of the show. AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door shaped up to be great success for both promotions.
Forbidden Door was a night of wild action as fans inside the United Center witnessed a series of hard-hitting bouts. The opening match of the night saw Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara and Minoru Suzuki take on Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta and Shota Umino. The commentary team boasted about the more than 16,000 attendees the entire evening.
AEW President Tony Khan said that the event was big success. The event did ticket sales of over $1.1 million. He claimed that it received at least 100,000 buys based on early digital data during the post-show media scrum.
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.
Meanwhile, during the event, two fans didn’t get to finish the show, because they wanted to have their own fight in the crowd. Fans in attendance saw a crazy confrontation outside the squared circle as the event security hauled two fans out of the arena as Mox and Tana beat the life out of one other inside the ring. To get the latest updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.
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