Early Word On AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door's Buyrate

Tony Khan has revealed the early pay-per-view figures for Forbidden Door.

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Tony Khan has called the recent AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view "a big success".

Fightful reported on some of the things Khan told onlookers at his usual post-supershow media scrum - one of the biggest takeaways is the early buyrate news for the event. According to Tony, Forbidden Door has already smashed the 100,000 mark for pay-per-view buys.

"I feel very comfortable now, based on the early digital numbers, saying we did 100,000 buys and more".

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Khan admits he "feels great about that". The AEW boss must also be smiling about the fact that his company hauled in "over $1.1 million live ticket sales" for Sunday's showing. That, he says, is "just behind" May's Double Or Nothing.

This isn't the first time AEW has produced pay-per-views on back-to-back months (they ran four in quick succession between May-August 2019), but it is the first time truly major shows have followed one another; Forbidden Door was historic because of All Elite's alliance with New Japan.

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It's certainly a bigger deal than either Fyter Fest or Fight For The Fallen were three years ago.

Tony is delighted to break the 100,000 mark.

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