Major Star Already Booked For AEW All In

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By most if not all accounts, AEW All In from Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom is already a success.

According to the most recent reports, approximately 60,000 tickets have been sold for the event, and this is for a show that, as of this writing, does not have a single match announced.

However, there is one wrestler that has been confirmed for the event: UK’s own Will Ospreay.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW officials have booked Ospreay for the show but have not announced his opponent(s).

Additionally, Dave Meltzer noted that Ospreay is being brought in because, according to what he was told by AEW officials, Ospreay has a huge positive impact on AEW’s ratings in the UK.

“For the UK ratings, the biggest series of events – not every single week – was last year when they were building up Forbidden Door and Will Ospreay was on the show. That was really a peak of UK ratings.

There were a couple of times that they beat that later but not on a consistent basis and that was also with a move to a better time slot.

But in that bad time slot, that was the high point. So, whatever it means in the United States, who knows? In that country, the idea that Will Ospreay has never been a big star there, well, he’s a big enough star to move the ratings more than anyone else.”

After discussing Ospreay’s appearance, Meltzer also conducted a poll on his Twitter account asking his followers who they would like to see face Ospreay at AEW All In.

The majority of them (~53%) voted for Kenny Omega, which would be rematch from their acclaimed singles matches earlier this year at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17.

AEW All In will take place on Sunday August 27th. Details on streaming or ordering via PPV have yet to be determined.