AEW President Tony Khan confirmed that AEW Grand Slam will be returning to Arthur Ashe Stadium!
According to a report from PWInsider, Tony Khan confirmed the return of AEW to Arthur Ashe Stadium while the company was setting up to tape AEW Rampage at the UBS Arena in Long Island, NY. The AEW President came out to address the crowd, saying that he would see the New Yorkers “in a few months for AEW Grand Slam” and confirmed the location of the show.
This confirmation comes after he spoke to News 12 ahead of the Long Island show about hoping to bring the event back because of the success it saw 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.