AEW return to Chicago for the first time in over a year in September for a three-show run of Dynamite, Rampage, and All Out.
Now according to Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net AEW President Tony Khan has something else planned in the city.
Haynes reports that sources in AEW tell him that Kahn and EVPs Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega flew to Chicago via private jet to film promotional material at the United Center.
The rumours fall in line with Khan’s upcoming “major new live event announcement” on this week’s Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 22, 2021
AEW and Chicago have long been associated. Their second ever pay-per-view All Out took place at the same arena as this year’s event. The following year AEW held the inaugural PPV Revolution at Wintrust Arena in the ‘Windy City’.
The links to Chicago amidst the rumours surrounding CM Punk’s possible return to wrestling will undoubtedly add further fuel to the fires of speculation.
Apart from Khan’s special announcement, Fight for the Fallen will also see Nick Gage make his AEW in-ring debut. The ‘King Of Ultraviolence’ arrived in AEW on July 22nd after being introduced by MJF.
Also on the show, Lance Archer defeated Jon Moxley in a chaotic main event to claim the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. However, Archer wasn’t left much time to toast his victory as he was immediately challenged by Hikuleo.
You can see the full card below:
- Chris Jericho vs. Nick Gage (Five Labours of Jericho, Chapter 2, No Rules Match)
- FTR vs. Santana and Ortiz
- Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus vs. Private Party and Angelico
- The Elite (Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and The Good Brothers) vs. Hangman Page and Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, John Silver, and Alex Reynolds)
- Lance Archer (c) vs. Hikuleo (IWGP US Championship)