AEW pulled off their first major television special with last year’s “Grand Slam” event. Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York was the venue, and the company drew a huge crowd to the venerated tennis locale. After the success of that event, Tony Khan will be bringing AEW back for a second go-around.
Grand Slam nearly became the first $ 1 million gate in AEW history. Since then, the company has surpassed that mark with both Double or Nothing and the Forbidden Door event with NJPW. Tony Khan is hoping this year’s Grand Slam can also hit that coveted milestone.
Speaking with News 12 Long Island, Tony Khan talked about bringing Grand Slam back to the historic Queens stadium. Khan said a great partnership with the USTA makes a return a slam dunk. Tony is excited to bring this huge event back to New York.
“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 to everyone involved and it’s all thanks to this great partnership with the USTA. They were so kind and I think it resulted in a big partnership.
[Grand Slam] was almost the first million dollar gate in AEW history, just came shy of that, but it was real close and of course we set that record now, for AEW Double or Nothing Las Vegas, became our first million dollar gate for live tickets, and now just hit it again for our partnership with New Japan, for our Forbidden Door show at the United Center.
So, we will be back, and it will be hopefully another huge success going back to Queens for AEW Grand Slam, Dynamite and Rampage, later this year, in 2022 again. ”
AEW fans will have to keep their eyes out for an official date. Last year’s Grand Slam was a huge event for the company at a very unique venue. We will have to see if this year’s version is even bigger and better.
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