Latest On AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door Buyrate & Revenue

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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2022 has been proven to be a hit with fans though it did not do as well as other AEW branded events.

The show, which took place last weekend, was the largest crossover event for both companies and saw several inter-promotional matches.

In the main event, Jon Moxley was crowned the interim AEW World Champion, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston reports that the AEW and NJPW crossover pay-per-view event generated 127,000 buys between AEW’s typical PPV carriers and NJPW World.


The bulk of these buys came from AEW’s side of things, with the report noting that NJPW drew 7,000 buys.


It is worth noting that this is still a projection because sales via traditional media such as pay-per-view buys often take months to be confirmed.

The net revenue is expected to be around $4.4 million, which doesn’t include revenue from theater viewing or sponsors such as DraftKings.

There’s no word yet on how AEW and NJPW will share the revenue.

The numbers put the pay-per-view below the likes of AEW All Out 2021 ($5.6 million), AEW Double or Nothing 2022 ($5.1 million), and AEW Revolution 2022 ($4.7 million.)


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