Last year, on September 22nd, 2021, AEW Grand Slam emanated from Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was the largest event they’d held up until that time, with over 20,000 fans coming to the stadium to see the show. During an interview with News 12 Long Island, Tony Khan, owner of All Elite Wrestling, revealed that they’ll be returning to Arthur Ashe for another Grand Slam. He also discussed the gate of last year’s show, as well as news on the gates of upcoming AEW shows Double or Nothing and New Japan Pro-Wrestling joint show Forbidden Door.
“I expect we’ll be back to have Grand Slam, Dynamite, and Rampage back in Queens at Arthur Ashe Stadium again. It was a huge success for everyone involved and it’s all thanks to this great partnership with the USTA. They were so kind and it resulted in a big partnership. We will be back and it will hopefully be another huge success, going back to Queens for AEW Grand Slam, Dynamite, and Rampage later this year in 2022, again. It [Grand Slam] was almost the first million-dollar gate in AEW history, just came shy of that, but it was real close. Of course, we set that record now for AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas became our first million-dollar gate for live tickets and now, just hit it again with our partnership with New Japan for the Forbidden Door show at the United Center.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 11, 2022
AEW Grand Slam Returns to Arthur Ashe – In Conclusion
Last year’s Grand Slam featured an AEW World Championship match between then-champion Kenny Omega, and Bryan Danielson, a match that ended in a 30-minute draw and has seen no rematch thus far. Considering last year’s show was during the month of September, it is safe to assume this edition will more than likely be the same. It is unknown what the card could look like this far out, but it’s safe to say they’ll be loading the card up as best as they can.
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