AEW Collision Ticket Sales Struggling – “They’re Bad”

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AEW Collision will debut in the United Center, Chicago, Illinois on June 17th and while tickets have sold well for that event, the shows following that first outing appear to be struggling.

CM Punk will be back in AEW on the debut Collision show in his hometown and the confirmation that the former AEW World Champion will be on the show has certainly shifted some more tickets for that event.

However, Collision is then on the road for a spate of shows in Canada as AEW visits Toronto, Hamilton, Regina, and Calgary before returning to the US for shows in Newark, Greenville, and Greensboro.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that ticket sales for many of these events appear to be struggling in stark contrast with Forbidden Door which takes place in Toronto on June 25th and sold out in minutes:

“They’re bad. Punk has been moving tickets in Chicago but not in the other places. Not in Toronto which is not a good sign because Toronto is one of the greatest markets in North America. They sold out Forbidden Door in a snap of the fingers. And then for the Collision show, they’re still under 2,000 tickets in Scotiabank Arena.

I was told ahead of time that Regina and Saskatoon, which is actually a Dynamite, would be very tough because people in Saskatchewan because they don’t get good weather very much, they head out of town and go to the lake and stuff.”

Meltzer then noted that he believes Regina and Hamilton will be a real struggle for the company and noted that Collision in Hamilton has only sold 700 tickets so far:

“They [AEW] really picked a bad time to go to Saskatchewan…Edmonton (a Dynamite taping) will do very well. I’ve had people in Calgary tell me that that one is a little bit struggling for Saturday. With the Saturday night, they should do okay, but Hamilton and Regina are gonna be very, very tough.

They’re at 700 tickets for the Collision in Hamilton. I also think part of it is that in Canada they only get Dynamite on television. They don’t get Rampage and there’s been no announcements of Collision.”

While CM Punk has been announced for the debut edition of Collision, Tony Khan is set to announce the main event of that show on Dynamite.

h/t Cultaholic