Here’s the official announcement and press release from All Elite Wrestling making their New York City debut for a Dynamite episode on September 22. At the bottom of the post is a video featuring AEW’s President Tony Khan at the stadium along with Orange Cassidy.
“AEW DYNAMITE: GRAND SLAM” Shares the Love with NYC
— First-Ever Professional Wrestling Event at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Announced for Sept. 22 — — Tickets On Sale July 16; Show to Air Live on TNT —
June 16, 2021 – All Elite Wrestling (AEW) served a massive announcement today for the city of New York as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens will host its first ever professional wrestling event on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
The world’s largest tennis-specific stadium adds another milestone to its storied history as the world-class wrestlers of AEW take center court for a live AEW DYNAMITE: GRAND SLAM show in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Tickets for the historic event, airing live on TNT, will go on sale Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. ET via AEWTix.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at $25 (not including service charges or fees).
With the roar of passionate fans still echoing from the US Open, which runs from Aug. 30- Sept. 12, AEW will put their own spin on singles and tag-team matches with a stellar line up of legendary wrestlers and homegrown talent. AEW recently became the first major wrestling promotion to return to a traveling schedule since March 2020. After safely hosting 30 live, ticketed events over the past 10 months in Jacksonville, Fla., AEW is bringing the exhilaration of its flagship show AEW DYNAMITE back on the road starting in Miami on July 7.
“We wanted our first show in New York City to be extraordinary and epic in scale, and there’s no better venue to bring out the best in our talent and creativity than the iconic USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “We love the concept of wrestling in a non-traditional venue and placing our AEW ring on center court in the awe-inspiring Arthur Ashe Stadium. I can’t wait for fans to experience our live AEW DYNAMITE: GRAND SLAM show in one of the coolest venues on the planet.”
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome AEW DYNAMITE to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium,” said Danny Zausner, Chief Operating Officer, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. “Continuing to bring new, world-class sports and entertainment events to the home of the US Open is a primary benefit of our strategic transformation. Our versatility now allows us to welcome new fans and spectators throughout the year, turning our venue, our community and our neighboring businesses into year-round destinations.”
As a reminder, catch a special Friday edition of AEW DYNAMITE on TNT on Friday, June 18, at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, Sting, Hangman Page, MJF, Darby Allin, Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.
The inaugural event under the AEW banner was the sold-out DOUBLE OR NOTHING PPV in Las Vegas in May 2019. AEW began airing its flagship show on TNT on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, from 8-10 p.m. ET. The weekly show, AEW DYNAMITE, attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes AEW DARK and AEW DARK: ELEVATION, two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series, BEING THE ELITE, a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and AEW UNRESTRICTED, a weekly podcast series. The new, hour-long show AEW RAMPAGE debuts Friday, Aug. 13, on TNT at 10 p.m. ET.
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