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".


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.


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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