On August 27th, AEW is heading to the United Kingdom for the first time and they are doing it in style.
The young promotion is heading to Wembley Stadium for the first professional wrestling event at the famous venue since SummerSlam in 1992. While there are yet to be any matches announced for the huge show, tickets have proved to be in high demand.
The pre-sale saw 50,000 tickets sold and that figure has continued to grow since the general sale began.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that the event has now sold around 62,000 tickets.
“After 5/5 as the last huge day of sales, things have, as expected, slowed down and at press time were about 62,000 tickets sold for $7.9 million with three-and-a-half months until the show. The total number of tickets out right now is 65,854.”
The popularity of the event has led to much speculation about how many fans the stadium will be set up for, and the total attendance AEW will be trying to hit.
Meltzer added that at present the stadium will be set up for a capacity of 74,000, although this could be increased if needed.
“Right now Wembley Stadium is set up for a capacity of 74,000. That would eliminate a certain number of seats due to the size of staging or seats with obstructed views. The size of the set and how many seats it would take out is to be determined. If they hit 74,000, which would be at least possible and viable, they would open up more seats.”
Will Ospreay Heading To AEW All In
No matches for AEW All In have been announced, but it has been reported that one major non-All-Elite star will be on the show. Will Ospreay is said to be booked on the show, although the identity of his opponent remains unclear.
Interstingly, on the May 10th episode of Dynamite, Don Callis turned his back on Ospreay’s long-time rival Kenny Omega. The Invisible Hand later changed his Twitter bio to read “King of Winnipeg Bruv,” which is seemingly a reference to Ospreay.