On April 5th, AEW President Tony Khan announced that the promotion will be holding its first show in the United Kingdom in the Summer.
The huge show titled All In will take place on Sunday, August 27th at Wembley Stadium. It will be the first professional wrestling event to take place at the famous venue since WWE SummerSlam in 1992.
The announcement caught many fans by surprise, with the previously held belief being that AEW would be heading to Craven Cottage the home of Fulham F.C. Not only is the football club owned by Shahid Khan (Tony Khan’s father) but it’s significantly smaller than Wembley.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer gave his thoughts on the show and suggested that it might be the perfect stage for Sting to retire. Meltzer noted that the event could take inspiration from Keiji Mutoh’s recent retirement in Japan.
Sting has previously stated that his AEW contract ends sometime in 2023.
“To run a stadium this large they have to do the most loaded show they’ve ever done. I’m talking about – if it’s possible Sting’s retirement should be the key to this thing. I think maybe the success of Keiji Mutoh’s retirement show may have been a template for this, I don’t know that. But I do know from the Keiji Mutoh retirement show was really, really something – from an emotional standpoint and a production standpoint, it was better than WrestleMania and WrestleMania was great.
The Sting retirement should be something gigantic. England wasn’t the place I expected for it but Wembley Stadium certainly is gigantic so I don’t know that that’s gonna be it but I think given Sting is going to be retiring before the end of the year if you’re going to do something that may be the place to do it, that’s probably the place to do it.”
#AEW’s highly anticipated UK debut will take place at the iconic @wembleystadium on Sunday, August 27!
Tickets for AEW: All In London go on sale Friday, May 5 at 9am BST. Fans can pre-register now for early access to purchase tickets at https://t.co/YIOZYIJTETpic.twitter.com/JEeMlu4LAV
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 6, 2023
Tickets For AEW All In Go On Sale May 5th
Tickets for “AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium” go on sale to the general public Monday, May 5 at 9 a.m. BST. Effective immediately, fans in the UK can pre-register for early access to event tickets at ticketmaster.co.uk/AEWWembley. Pre-registered access and priority presales will take place prior to the general on-sale date. Beginning May 5, tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.co.uk/AEWWembley.
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