AEW Announced First Ever $1 Million Gate for an AEW Event
AEW CEO Tony Khan announced on Twitter that the company recently achieved the $1 million milestone for tickets sales for an AEW event for the first time in company history.
Khan stated that the company’s upcoming Double or Nothing 2022 event on May 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada managed to break the record for largest grossing show in company history.
It’s Friday, you know what that means: #AEWRampage Live TONIGHT on @TNTdrama on the Road to Revolution this Sunday, and tonight we’re celebrating a milestone because today #DoubleOrNothing 1st day sales just gave us our 1st EVER $1 Million gate! Let’s celebrate tonight @ Rampage!— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) March 4, 2022
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported in Friday’s Update that AEW’s Double or Nothing 2022 event would currently be the second largest grossing non-WWE event in wrestling history in the United States. Meltzer reported that only New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor’s co-produced G1 Supercard event from 2019 managed to generate a higher grossing gate of $1.1 million. In terms of non-WWE wrestling history, Meltzer reported that WCW’s peak gross gate for an event in the U.S was around $930,000 for their January 4, 1999 WCW Nitro event at the Georgia Dome.
WWE and Chris Jericho File New Trademarks
WWE and Chris Jericho recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
A trademark for “Eliza Alexander” was filed by WWE on February 28th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.
A trademark for “Sports Entertainer” was filed by Jericho on February 28th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Women of Wrestling promotion reportedly is currently scheduled to begin filming for the next season of their WOW television series this May in Los Angeles, California, according to Fightful Select.
Impact Wrestling recently announced that an Ultimate X match will be featured in the card of their Multiverse of Matches event on April 1st in Garland, Texas. No participants have been yet to be announced for this match.
Lucha Libre AAA recently announced that Vickie Guerrero will be making an appearance for the company at their March 13th event in Merida, Mexico. Guerrero was announced to be the manager for FTR for their AAA World Tag Team Championship match against the Lucha Brothers at the event.
Revolution Pro Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Epic Encounter 2022 event on May 22nd in London, England:
- RevPro Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship – Minoru Suzuki vs. Will Ospreay (c)
Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a new match for their Devil in a New Dress event on April 10th in San Francisco, California:
- Minoru Suzuki vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced two new matches for the card of their Crockett Cup 2022 Night 2 event on March 20th in Nashville, Tennessee:
- NWA World Television Championship – Rodney Mack vs. Tyrus (c)
- NWA National Heavyweight Championship – Jax Dane vs. Anthony Mayweather (c)