Tony Khan says he “really wants” AEW to go on their first international tour in 2022 as he debates whether to hit several cities or concentrate on his London base.
Throughout the pandemic with travel and shows shut down, AEW made their home base at Daily’s Place, which is part of the complex attached to the home stadium of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Khan family owns the Jags which made this possible but the family’s sporting connections don’t end there. The Khans own Fulham Football Club which is based in West London, in the UK. Their home stadium of Craven Cottage is top of the list for Tony Khan as a venue for a long-awaited UK show.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan discussed an AEW international tour and says he’s keen for it to happen in 2022:
“We were blessed to be able to still do a show through the pandemic. But because we weren’t able to leave our home base for a year now to be back on tour across America. So I think there are so many great places for us to hit across the United States over the next several months. I do really want to do an international tour next year in 2022.”
“I’m not sure if we’ll hit a lot of different cities or if we’ll focus the international trip primarily on Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham Football Club. You know [the stadium] is very, very near and dear to my heart. With our relationship or ownership of the Fulham Football Club and our relationship with the fans and having such a great venue to do a show in such a historic venue, and I would really want to put my focus on that if we do go overseas and I don’t know when we’ll do it, but it’s something I’d really like to do.”
WWE has recently been the subject of recent reports stating that they are looking to put on a stadium show in the UK next year with the possibility of running SummerSlam in the UK thirty years after they last did so in 1992.