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GCW sells out tickets for Hammerstein Ballroom show


Tickets for Game Changer Wrestling's Hammerstein Ballroom debut have officially sold out.

GCW announced the sellout overnight, noting that it will be the biggest crowd to ever attend a pro wrestling event at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom: "H I S T O R Y #TheWrldOnGCW is officially: *SOLD OUT* The biggest crowd to ever witness wrestling in the Hammerstein Ballroom awaits. Long. Live. GCW."

The show, which is titled "The Wrld on GCW," is taking place on Sunday, January 23. It will also be available via Fite TV. No matches have been announced for the show yet.

GCW revealed yesterday that AEW's Eddie Kingston will be in action on the show.

The night before the show, GCW will be presenting an induction ceremony for the inaugural class of its Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at The Cutting Room in New York City. Jerry Lynn (inducted by Sean "X-Pac" Waltman), Homicide (inducted by Chris Dickinson), and Ruckus (inducted by Sonjay Dutt) are the first three members of the Hall of Fame class.

Dave Meltzer wrote about GCW's Hammerstein Ballroom sellout in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

They sold 1,828 tickets out of 2,025 on the first day tickets went on sale to the public and it was the New York market so they were expensive tickets. After the second day, which was Thanksgiving, it was completely sold out. They claimed it will be the largest crowd ever in the building but the building sold out many times for ECW, WWE (which used it as the home arena for their ECW revival) and there was a time when ROH sold it out regularly. When ROH was hot and would run the building, they were able to put 1,800 in so they aren’t going to have as elaborate a setup. ROH did some very quick sellouts of that building before they went down but I don’t know if they did first day sellouts. The biggest names announced for the show are Eddie Kingston and the Briscoes. Between the scarcity of tickets left and general interest in the show, the secondary market get-in price is $90, which is the highest of any pro wrestling show where tickets are on sale right now. The Toronto WWE Christmas week show is $79 Canadian, Day One PPV from WWE is $62, AEW Winter is Coming is at $59, while Royal Rumble is $40 and the two day of WrestleMania are $35 and $40.