Chris Jericho Makes Bold Claim For AEW’s UK Show
Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho thinks the company’s debut in the United Kingdom will be a roaring success as he makes an audacious claim about the show.
Fans in the United Kingdom are chomping at the bit to see All Elite Wrestling finally make its debut across the border. News of an AEW UK show has been ongoing ever since the company’s inauguration in 2019, with the 2020 Fyter Fest card reportedly slated to be a special pay-per-view in London before the pandemic ruined those plans.
AEW has announced that they will be visiting London in 2023 with many believing Tony Khan is hoping to run a show at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham Football Club which is also owned by the Khan family.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Chris Jericho noted that should AEW announce that event, he believes it would be an almost instant sell-out:
“Working with Tony Khan and the Khan family, they have a lot of inroads. Owning Fulham in London probably helped us get on ITV in a very good spot. I think Chris Jericho being involved definitely helps, and probably helps in Canada, too, where we do huge numbers.
“Had there not been a worldwide pandemic, we probably would’ve come to London. I know at one point there was a plan to go in the summer of 2020. In the meantime, the ratings have done so well, and I think it’s because we put on a very exciting show. I can’t wait to go to England for the first time and if we go to Craven Cottage I bet you we’ll sell it out in an hour. We just have that buzz going to places for the first time.”
While selling out Craven Cottage in under an hour would be a spectacular achievement for AEW, WWE is celebrating selling out Money In The Bank in London in under one minute.