All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing now holds a monumental record regarding pay-per-view gates, beating the previous record set in April 2019!
The hype surrounding the 2022 Double or Nothing pay-per-view wasn’t quite what AEW’s marquee events had received before, but the event itself delivered nonetheless. Topped off with CM Punk dethroning Adam Page as the AEW World Champion, it’s been revealed the gate was a little over one million dollars.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the event raised $1.15 million, making it the largest non-WWE gate in North American wrestling history. Meltzer addressed the record that had previously stood before it:
“The gate was just under $1.15 million, making it the largest non-WWE gate in the history of North American pro wrestling, topping the $1.1 million for the 2019 NJPW/ROH show in Madison Square Garden for that record.”
Held over WrestleMania 35 weekend, the co-promoted ROH and NJPW card – titled G1 Supercard – was also the first non-WWE event at Madison Square Garden since November 1960.
The event featured a number of championship changes, with Kazuchika Okada and Matt Taven being crowned the IWGP Heavyweight and ROH World Champions, respectively. Former WWE Superstars Enzo Amore and Big Cass would also debut in an underwhelming segment, as did former IMPACT Wrestling champions The Beautiful People.
AEW Double or Nothing, meanwhile, took place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Only one match received the coveted five-star rating from Dave Meltzer, that being the Anarchy In The Arena match, with five others awarded four stars or more.
Double or Nothing was the second of AEW’s 2022 pay-per-views, with the NJPW co-promoted Forbidden Door up next on 26 June. Though dates haven’t yet been confirmed, All Out and Full Gear will follow suit later in the year.