Update On AEW Plans For All Out PPV Location
All Elite Wrestling may be running the All Out pay-per-view in a familiar city, but they could be holding it in a larger venue this year.
There are some traditions that have been made in AEW in the company’s first four years. While there were some changes in 2020 and the first half of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing AEW not to go on tour, for the most part, they stick to certain things.
The May pay-per-view Double or Nothing has taken place in Las Vegas in 2019 and 2022 (2020 and 2021 were in Jacksonville) during Memorial Day weekend in May. Meanwhile, the Labor Day show known as All Out has been a Chicago event in 2019, 2021 and 2022 while Jacksonville was the home in 2020.
A city like Chicago has many arenas that have hosted wrestling events. For AEW, they have used the NOW Arena for their three All Out events in the past including last year, but that could change this year.
In a new report by Fightful Select, AEW has had discussions about the show taking place at the United Center in Chicago, which is the home of the NBA’s Bulls and NHL’s Blackhawks. The United Center has also hosted some previous AEW events including “The First Dance” (CM Punk’s AEW debut in 2021) and Forbidden Door in June 2022.
While AEW may still run the NOW Arena for shows in the future, it is likely that they will want All Out to be at the United Center.
Since the United Center is a bigger arena that holds nearly 20,000 people for sporting events, it’s nearly double the size of the crowd at the NOW Arena, which in turn means more fans can attend All Out and AEW can make more money with a bigger gate at the venue itself.
With All Out set to take place in September, there should be an announcement regarding the location within the coming months.