Last year, AEW opened the “Forbidden Door” and held a cross-promotional pay-per-view with NJPW. The event was quite a success, leading to $5 million in pay-per-view buys.
Speaking to Tim Battle on the Battleground podcast, Tony Khan was questioned about the possibility of bringing the Wrestling World Cup to reality. Khan responded with a welcoming openness to the idea, citing the success of last year’s Forbidden Door.
“I’ve got experience working with different promotions and promoting angles, matches, and storylines across different companies. It can be challenging, but we came together with New Japan Pro Wrestling to put on, I think, the best pay-per-view of the year last year Forbidden Door. There are challenges to putting on an event like that, and getting the matches set, but it’s certainly something I would be open to. I’m open to working with anybody in pro wrestling. You never know,”Tony Khan on Battleground Podcast
WWE has tested out the Wrestling World Cup matches and was quite pleased with the results, planning to hold a World Cup tournament for each of its brand. However, the prospect of holding a Wrestling World Cup with wrestlers under other promotions is a different question altogether.
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