Tony Khan expects to return to Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2022 with another pair of Grand Slam events.
The AEW president spoke with News 12’s Kurt Semder and Dan Serafin to promote tonight’s Dynamite & Rampage taping at the UBS Arena on Long Island.
Khan also confirmed that both Double or Nothing on May 29th and The Forbidden Door on June 26th have hit $1 million gate figures:
Yes, I expect we’ll be back to have Grand Slam – AEW Grand Slam, Dynamite, and Rampage back in Queens at Arthur Ashe Stadium again. It was a huge success for everyone involved and it’s all thanks to this great partnership with the USTA.
It was almost the first million-dollar gate in AEW history, just came shy of that but it was really close. Of course, we set that record now for AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas, it became our first million-dollar gate for the live tickets and now, we just hit it again with our partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling for our Forbidden Door show at the United Center.
AEW debuted at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 22, 2021, with the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reporting 21,177 in the building and 18,300 paid for a gate of $960,000 and over $200,000 in merchandise sales.