Chris Jericho Believes AEW All In At Wembley Stadium Is A Great Move
Chris Jericho, perhaps not so shockingly, believes AEW All In will be a huge success for the company as they make their England debut in August.
The biggest All Elite Wrestling event in the history of the company is coming this August when they present an event named All In on August 27th at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Since Wembley Stadium can hold as many as 90,000 people for certain events, there are legitimate questions about what kind of crowd AEW can draw. The good news for AEW is that over 25,000 fans are believed to have registered their interest for pre-sale tickets that will be available on May 2nd with general tickets on sale on May 5th.
As the first AEW World Champion and somebody that has been with AEW since they launched over four years ago, Chris Jericho is known for doing interviews and making statements to put the company in a positive light. When it comes to All In, Chris Jericho appears to be a big fan of the idea.
In an interview with Tim & Eli on Battleground, Chris Jericho applauded AEW’s Owner Tony Khan for choosing to do the Wembley show.
“From a business standpoint, it was a great move and big time move for Tony Khan to book Wembley. There have been a couple of times over the years; first time in Toronto, ‘Should have booked a stadium.’ First time in Los Angeles, ‘Should have booked a stadium.'”
“This time, our first time in the UK, ‘Should’ve booked a stadium,’ we do, and of course, people are like, ‘You’re crazy. It’s too big.'”
“We could have done the O2, which is a great arena, we could have done Craven Cottage, which is the venue Tony owns, I believe, with Fulham. Going to Wembley is like, ‘Hold my beer, check this shit out.’ It’s going to be massive and has the potential to sell even more than what the pundits are expecting because I think it’s going to be a cultural event. The fact is, when something becomes cool, that’s when more people want to go.”
“Not to mention the fact that we have a huge television presence and a huge fanbase in the UK. I’m not guaranteeing it or predicting it, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we ended up with 60,000 to 70,000 people in that joint.”
Recently, Chris Jericho also blasted critics of AEW running the All In event for thinking it will be a failure.