AEW President Tony Khan says he expects that the company’s Grand Slam show will return to the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York later in 2022.
Ahead of AEW Dynamite taking place on Long Island, Tony Khan has discussed bringing a hit AEW show back to New York state later in the year. Speaking to News 12 Khan says he expects AEW Grand Slam to happen later in 2022 and expects it will return to Flushing Meadows where it was held in 2021:
“I expect we’ll be back to have AEW Grand Slam Dynamite and Rampage back in Queen’s at Arthur Ashe Stadium again. It was a huge success for everyone involved and it’s all thanks to this great partnership with the USTA. They were so kind and I think it resulted in a big partnership.”
“It was almost the first million-dollar gate in AEW history, just came shy of that but it was real close. We will be back and it will be another hopefully huge success going back to Queen’s for AEW Grand Slam Dynamite and Rampage later this year in 2022 again.”
The 2021 edition of AEW Grand Slam saw both Dynamite and Rampage take place inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium in the company’s biggest show to date. Highlights included Bryan Danielson wrestling then-AEW World Champion Kenny Omega to a time limit draw, Dr. Britt Baker DMD successfully defending her AEW Women’s Championship against Ruby Soho, and CM Punk competing in his first free-to-air match in well over seven years when he defeated Powerhouse Hobbs.