AEW announces six Canadian shows including Forbidden Door in Toronto

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/15/aew-announces-six-canadian-shows-including-forbidden-door-in-toronto/

AEW is returning to Canada later this year with six shows including the Forbidden Door pay-per-view in Toronto.

The company announced that the second edition of Forbidden Door will take place from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Saturday, June 25, and marks the company’s return to the city after two nights at the Coca-Cola Coliseum last October.

The Canadian tour continues Dynamite & Rampage taking place at the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton on Wednesday, June, 28.

The following week, AEW will go to Edmonton, Alberta at Rogers Place for Dynamite & Rampage.

On Wednesday, July, 12, Dynamite will air live from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and then host Rampage at the Brandt Centre in Regina.

The final date announced is Saturday, July 15 when AEW will hold a ‘House Rules’ event at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.

Below is the press release:

March 15, 2023 –AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan today announced that AEW will begin a month-long excursion of Canada starting in June, touring across Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan for red-hot shows including “AEW: Dynamite,” “AEW: Rampage,” “AEW House Rules” and the highly anticipated return of the “AEW x New Japan Pro Wrestling: Forbidden Door” PPV.

After selling out the Coca-Cola Coliseum in minutes for AEW’s Toronto debut last October, Scotiabank Centre will play host to the “Forbidden Door” pay-per-view on Sunday, June 25, marking the second iteration of this groundbreaking event that pits the best and brightest talent on the AEW and NJPW rosters against one another. Tickets for “Forbidden Door” go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. ET.

From there, AEW’s foray into Canada continues with a number of market debuts and marquee events, including:

• Wednesday, June 28: “AEW: Dynamite” and “AEW: Rampage” live from FirstOntario
Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. ET.
• Wednesday, July 5: “AEW: Dynamite” and “AEW: Rampage” live from Rogers Place in
Edmonton, Alberta. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. MT.
• Wednesday, July 12: “AEW: Dynamite” live from SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. CT.
• Friday, July 14: “AEW: Rampage” live from Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. CT.
• Saturday, July 15: “AEW House Rules” live at Saddledome, as part of Canada’s iconic
annual cultural event – “Calgary Stampede,” in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets go on sale
Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. MT.

Tickets can be purchased at AEWTIX.com.

“Canada has a rich wrestling heritage, and our debut in Toronto last year served as a special moment in our incredible relationship with fans throughout the country,” said Tony Khan. “Now, we’re not only entering new markets but also paying homage to the history of Canadian wrestling with unique moments like AEW House Rules taking place from the iconic Calgary Stampede. This summer is shaping up to be massive with the return of Forbidden Door, and now Canadian fans in six separate markets will get the chance to witness what AEW has to offer up close and personal.”

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So excited to see how Edmonton and Calgary will fare for AEW. Both don’t get enough appreciation as far as wrestling towns.

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Man, where are the bc shows lol. That said I may try to make the Edmonton dynamite

I may bitch about the AEW product as much as anyone here but you damn right I’m going to that Hamilton show.

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This is good news!

Can I ask where did you get the info that the tickets go on sale March 17 for the toronto show? All I see is March 24 for TO…

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My homies saying Chicago gets too many shows, I said hey man, just be patient. And look! It finally paid off.

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Wow! AEW making up for lost time with all of those dates up north.

The press release has a typo though, after reading this and then AEW’s schedule. It says they’re running the Scotiabank Centre, which is in Halifax, but John has it correct above in that they’ll be in the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto for Forbidden Door.

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Poor Calgary gets a house show while Saskatchewan gets two TV tapings. That has to be a first. :joy: At least it’s better than nothing and great they’re going nationwide though.