If you were worried the fledgling All Elite Wrestling couldn’t followup the success of their 29-minute sell-out of the Sears Centre for All In, here’s some good news: their followup show, Double Or Nothing, just sold out in four.
Per Cody Rhodes, the sale included tickets sold to all 50 states including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, nine countries outside the United States — Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Panama, Austria — and is Las Vegas’ first same-day sell-out for pro wrestling ever.
Previously, pre-sale tickets made available for the event sold out in about 25 minutes. According to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW had close to 43,500 people signing in within the first thirty minutes to try and secure tickets for a show that will max out its occupancy at 14,000.
So far the announced card includes a Wrestle Kingdom 12 rematch between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, SoCal Uncensored taking on CIMA and two stars from China’s Oriental Wrestling Entertainment, a women’s triple threat, and Hangman Adam Page taking on the bastard PAC, the artist formerly known as Neville.
It’s an incredible feat for the group, and a good sign that AEW has some serious legs with an audience willing to stick with the company and not just show up for a big one-time event. All Elite’s already reportedly affecting the way WWE operates when re-signing its Superstars, and are rumored to have had or planned to have talks with everyone from Batista and Bill Goldberg to Randy Orton.
Now the question remains …
Is that a blurred out Goldust facing Cody on the flyer, or what?