Tony Khan: Grand Slam has surpassed last year's gate figure at Arthur Ashe Stadium

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/09/19/tony-khan-grand-slam-has-surpassed-last-years-gate-figure-at-arthur-ashe-stadium/

According to AEW president Tony Khan, the gate for this year’s Grand Slam event at Arthur Ashe Stadium has surpassed the gate from last year.

Khan noted in a tweet that the company is nearing its first $1 million gate for a non-pay-per-view while surpassing the total from the 2021 event at Arthur Ashe Stadium. In 2022, the company has achieved $1 million gates for Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door, and All Out.

Surpassed 2021 @AEW Grand Slam gate; now SO close to the FIRST
$1 million @AEWonTV gate, after 3 straight PPVs hitting $1 million for the 1st time

I promise you won’t want to miss
Grand Slam,
super card + maybe something up my sleeve
LIVE on TBS + tickets https://t.co/YDS5ifNqnB

— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 19, 2022

AEW’s first event at the stadium in September 2021 drew a reported 21,277 with 18,300 paying just over $960,000, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that week.

This year’s show has sold fewer tickets than in 2021 but the ticket prices are higher this year.

The latest reported figures for this Wednesday’s show come courtesy of WrestleTix, who reported that tickets distributed are just over 11,400, as of one week ago.

Below are the line-ups for both Dynamite and Rampage, which will be taped on Wednesday:

Dynamite – Grand Slam
*AEW Championship (Vacant): Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley
*AEW Tag Team Championship: Swerve in Our Glory (champions) vs. The Acclaimed
*ROH Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (champion) vs. Chris Jericho
*Interim AEW Women’s Championship: Toni Storm (interim champion) vs. Dr. Britt Baker vs. Serena Deeb vs. Athena
*AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC (champion) vs. Orange Cassidy

Rampage – Grand Slam
*No Disqualification: Sting & Darby Allin vs. Brody King & Buddy Matthews
*TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (champion) vs. Diamante
*Eddie Kingston vs. Sammy Guevara
*Wardlow & Samoa Joe vs. Josh Woods & Tony Nese
*Hook & Action Bronson vs. Matt Menard & Angelo Parker
*Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks
*Jungle Boy vs. Rey Fenix
*Golden Ticket Battle Royale