Following initial concerns over ticket sales for AEW Collision, a new report has shed some light on whether the numbers have improved.
Saturday, 17th June marked the debut edition of AEW Collision. Although not part of the original announcement for the show, it was headlined by the returning CM Punk as he teamed with FTR to successfully defeat the combination of Samoa Joe, Jay White and Juice Robinson.
Being based in Punk’s hometown of Chicago, ticket sales for the inaugural event were always expected to be decent. However, there had been plenty of discussion that the subsequent weeks were not doing well for the size of arena they were in.
Now, a new report from Dave Meltzer at The Wrestling Observer has indicated that sales have received a substantial boost since the first episode of Collision aired.
Apparently ticket sales have been doing “very well” since Saturday, in particular for next week’s edition in Toronto, Canada which currently has no matches announced but takes place just 24 hours before Forbidden Door. Apparently over 3,000 tickets have been shifted, which is reportedly “great considering where it was two weeks ago”.
Another crunch episode will be the taped one on 29th June, which has advanced from around 800 tickets to 1,500.
It is likely that various deals for purchases will have boosted these numbers, but given the quality of the first episode of AEW Collision it will have also sparked interest in some people who had not initially considered attending.