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AEW Grand Slam At Arthur Ashe Might've Been The Biggest Wrestling Show NYC Saw In 41 Years

Here's a crazy stat from the recent AEW Arthur Ashe show provided by Andrew Zarian of WONF4W/The Mat Men Podcast, who joined me to recap Dynamite/Rampage in My Mom's Basement today; if the reported numbers are accurate, AEW Grand Slam was the biggest wrestling show in New York City since The Showdown at Shea in 1980.

Here's the results for THAT show....

  • The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet 
  • Ivan Putski defeated Johnny Rodz 
  • Angel Marvilla defeated Jose Estrada, Sr.
  • Beverly Shade & The Fabulous Moolah defeated Kandy Malloy & Peggy Lee
  • Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna 
  • Greg Gagne defeated Rick McGraw
  • Pat Patterson defeated Tor Kamata (via DQ)
  • Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeated Chavo Guerrero, Sr. to retain the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Antonio Inoki (c) defeated Larry Sharpe to retain the NWF World Heavyweight Championship
  • André the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan
  • Tony Atlas defeated Ken Patera (c) by count out; Patera retains the WWF Intercontinental Championship
  • Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) (c) [2:0] in a Best 2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match to win the WWF Tag Team Championship
  • Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko in a Steel Cage Match

As Andrew says in the clip above, WWE ain't goin anywhere, and they'll still be #1 for a long time - but it's pretty fuckin bananas for AEW to put up these kindsa numbers in Vince's backyard just a few years after the creation of the company. Gotta respect it.

Check out the full AEW Grand Slam recap with Andrew Zarian now....

….and if you haven't seen it yet, please do everything in your power to watch Kenny Omega vs Bryan Danielson from this show. It was truly spectacular.