AEW has certainly come a long way since its inception back in 2019. They have improved in numerous ways and continue to make changes. Tony Khan also plans to do the Forbidden Door pay-per-view again after a very successful turnout for their first big event.

AEW held its Forbidden Door pay-per-view last month, and it was certainly a resounding success. It was a financial success and also featured several excellent matches, from the top to the bottom of the card.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan made it clear that he plans on doing the Forbidden Door event again next year, especially after it exceeded all expectations.

“Well, it’s a great question. I think we’ve had a great response to everything we did last week. It was a huge week for us. The Forbidden Door Pay-per-view was a big success. We estimate about 127,000 buys right now. With replay buys trickling in, it was ahead of all projections and expectations. I absolutely would love to do it again and I think we will do it again going forward.”


This is our second year doing Blood and Guts. It’s also the second year in a row that Blood and Guts Wednesday Night Dynamite was the number one show on cable on a Wednesday. I look forward to a third Blood and Guts match in the future. Certainly the debut of the Royal Rampage, the inaugural event, was a big success for us. It got great attention for Rampage and really did something I wanted, which was to put a lot of spotlight on Rampage and get a great result for that show.”

All these events were really successful for us. So I do think this is something we could do going forward, having a big summer with a Forbidden Door, Blood and Guts, and following up with a Royal Rampage. Hopefully people will look forward to it next year.” 

We will have to wait and see whether the second edition of the Forbidden Door event will surpass this year’s or not. Fans are already excited at the prospect of all the dream matches they could see.

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