As AEW seemingly nears itself closer to its debut in the United Kingdom, a potential venue may have been revealed!
Fans in the United Kingdom are chomping at the bit to see All Elite Wrestling finally make its debut across the border. News of an AEW UK show has been ongoing ever since the company’s inauguration in 2019, with the 2020 Fyter Fest card reportedly slated to be a special pay-per-view in London before the pandemic ruined plans.
Now, it seems fans may need to reset their GPS for Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham Football Club. Dave Meltzer wrote in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW’s UK debut likely won’t occur until the summer of 2023 from the aforementioned venue:
“Right now it still looks like next summer at the earliest for a UK debut at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham.”
Fulham Football Club is, of course, owned by Tony Khan, so the accessibility is likely the cause for this otherwise odd choice of location. London was initially in the running, as confirmed by Vickie Guerrero during her appearance on Captain’s Corner.
AEW’s reach in the UK speaks for itself. It has been available on ITV4 since launching Dynamite and Rampage, a television network that can be accessed by all households, with the premiere of Grand Slam Dynamite even being moved up to a prime time 9pm BST slot tonight (23 September).
The company currently has a number of British performers under contract; alongside recent debutant Saraya are the likes of Jamie Hayter, Anthony Ogogo, Kip Sabian, and PAC, the reigning AEW All Atlantic and World Trios Champion.