The upcoming Forbidden Door super-show promoted by AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling sold over 11,000 pre-sale tickets in under an hour.
On May 5th the pre-sale began for AEW and NJPW’s Forbidden Door show, with over 11,000 being sold in a matter of minutes. This puts the event on the verge of a sell-out with only a a small amount of tickets being held back for general sale on May 6th.
AEW President Tony Khan shared the news on social media.
Thank you amazing wrestling fans who purchased tickets to@AEW x @njpwworld#ForbiddenDoor ppv!
We sold over 11,000 tickets today, with a small allotment still held back for the general sale tomorrow!#AEWRampage is on TNT early tomorrow @ 5:30pm ET/4:30pm CT/3:30pm MT/2:30pm PT!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 5, 2022
On the April 20th edition of AEW Dynamite it was announced that the relationship between AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling would be moving to a new level. The result is a super-show that will be held on June 26th at the United Center in Chicago.
At time of writing no matches have been confirmed for the event.
Following the launch of AEW in 2019, a co-promoted event between the Tony Khan-helmed promotion and New Japan Pro-Wrestling has been long-awaited by fans of both companies. A working relationship between the two promotions was established in February 2021, as KENTA made his surprise AEW debut during their Beach Break Dynamite special.
Since then, a multitude of New Japan-signed talent has made their way to All Elite Wrestling, including Tomohiro Ishii, Minoru Suzuki, and Yuji Nagata. In addition, the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship has been defended – and changed hands – on AEW programming, with Lance Archer dethroning Jon Moxley of the title in July 2021.
It was recently revealed that AEW’s primary weekly content – Dynamite and Rampage – will soon be coming to NJPW World in Japan, a deal that New Japan commentator Chris Charlton has confirmed will be exclusive to Japanese users. This will come at no extra cost to current NJPW World subscribers.