It looks like AEW is soon set to spread its wings in to a more global franchise, with Tony Khan discussing the possibility of shows in Canada and the United Kingdom next year.
The United Kingdom has always had a strong following of AEW since its inauguration in 2019, with plenty of teases that the company could head across the pond along the way – albeit with a pandemic curtailing what many expected to be the original plans.
Now speaking to Robbie Fox on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, AEW President Tony Khan has opened up on his plans to head to both the UK and Canada in 2023.
Yes, I plan to go to both of those places, and hopefully both of them in the next year. The UK may be a little bit further off. But next summer, I don’t think it’s that crazy. I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility and that gives us a lot of time to plan it and make it really special. So I have some ideas for events and things we can do in the UK, that would still not cut into our business revenue in America and create new inventory and new revenue in the UK.
So I’m excited for that. So, I think next summer would be a really exciting time for that, but not kicking it down the road another year and another year after that, I hope we can really lock in some plans now the travel has finally become more stable and reliable.
The United Kingdom has plenty of talent on show as part of the AEW roster, including Pac becoming the first All-Atlantic Champion at Forbidden Door. Will Ospreay and Zack Sabre Jr. also appeared as part of the showpiece event, whilst the established roster also includes Anthony Ogogo and Kip Sabian.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.