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Tony Khan Explains Why There Are So Many AEW Shows In Northeast

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All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is consistently in the Northeast of the United States of America, and company owner Tony Khan recently explained why that’s the case.

Since AEW was launched back in 2019, the promotion has held a load of their Dynamite and Rampage shows in the Northeast, never straying away from the area for too long. A huge number of programs have been held in places such as New York, New Jersey, Boston and Pittsburgh.

Recently speaking on an AEW Full Gear media call, Tony Khan revealed that the promotion has been able to save millions of dollars by always holding events in the Northeast, stating that events in the location always brings in revenue.

“As far as running here in the New York/New Jersey area, specifically in New Jersey in Newark at the Prudential Center, there arw fans from the Tri-State area. We set up shows here and had Grand Slam, [which was] one of our biggest TV events of the year at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which has been an amazing venue for us. Then of course AEW Full Gear, this show Saturday night, which is such a stacked event. They’ve both been huge financial successes.

Tony Khan continued:

From a live event standpoint and a commercial standpoint, I expect Full Gear will be a big success on Saturday night. We hit over a million dollars in ticket sales for [the event at] Arthur Ashe Stadium and we’re closing in on over a million dollar in sales here.

Tony Khan closed out saying:

Frankly, there were major cost savings that people might not think about in routing everything mostly in the Northeast and that’s why there has been so many shows in the Northeast recently because we’ve saved million of dollars between Grand Slam and Full Gear, which were both big financial successes and million dollar tent pole shows. We saved millions of dollars in between those shows by routing everything. Now moving West, I’m really excited to move the show West too.”