Tony Khan is excited about the biggest week in AEW history.
Many fans were stunned when AEW announced their UK debut in the biggest way possible by running Wembley Stadium in London, England on August 27th. Any skepticism from critics, however, has long been pushed aside with the event selling over 80,000 tickets and on the brink of being the biggest ticket-selling wrestling show of all time.
If fans were surprised that Tony Khan decided to literally go All In with Wembley, there was more to come when AEW confirmed that All Out would still run on pay-per-view in its traditional Labor Day weekend slot in Chicago, Illinois on September 3rd. This means AEW has the challenge of holding two massive shows in one week.
Speaking on the Battleground podcast, Tony Khan was asked about the challenges of such a week and it seems it’s a journey of discovery for the AEW boss as well:
“Well, we’re going to find out. It’s exciting to do it and it’s going to be the first time anybody has tried anything like this. AEW has got our biggest show of all time coming up on August 27 at Wembley Stadium, it’s going to be a massive event. I’m so excited for the show. Right now, the ticket sales are unprecedented.
“This is the biggest pro wrestling event in the history of Europe. No show ever in Europe has sold more tickets or had a bigger gross than this. It’s pretty special. It’s one of the biggest wrestling events in the history of the world now. It’s going to be a week apart, two huge events, and we have some huge events leading into them.”
Tony Khan faced more challenges recently
While the challenge of running major shows on two continents in the space of one week might be an exciting one, Tony Khan has faced a more familiar challenge recently.
CM Punk stirred up a hornet’s nest with an apparent attempt at comedy which led to him apologising to Hangman Adam Page after badmouthing him after Collision. This led to stories of another AEW star being involved in an “aggressive” confrontation with Punk and AEW’s own Head of Talent Relations being unable to attend Collision because of CM Punk’s wishes.