AEW President Tony Khan has indicated that the company is considering hosting All Out 2022 away from Chicago, IL.
The inaugural iteration of the top AEW event aired from the Sears Center Arena in 2019. The 2020 show took place in Daily’s Place, behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event returned to Chicago in 2021, at the newly names NOW Arena.
Speaking with TSN, Khan pointed out that AEW will be visiting Chicago this summer, ahead of All Out 2022.
Discussing the possibility of a Toronto, Canada debut event, Khan said:
“We’re going to talk more about that, but I think one thing for sure is that from the beginning, Chicago has been an awesome market for AEW and I’m very excited about doing lots of shows there.
“I think All Out is the biggest show we’ve ever done so far before on pay-per-view and it’s another one of our landmark events where we’ve reached our highest highs so far.
“We’ve got a great history there at the NOW Arena, formerly the Sears Center, in Hoffman Estates near Schaumburg, the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I think we can continue that, potentially, but on the other hand, there’s a lot of places around the world where All Out would be a great show and we’re going to continue exploring options here.
“I really want to get up to Toronto, and now I think travel restrictions hopefully will continue to ease and make it much more possible to bring in such a large crew of people – not just wrestlers, staff and coaches, but so many people involved in the production and backstage – with the travel and logistics involved.
“It’s far more manageable, I think, today than it was six months ago or especially a year ago. So, hopefully soon we can get up to Toronto.”
AEW and NJPW will host their ‘Forbidden Door’ crossover show on June 26 at the United Center in Chicago.
The show quickly sold out, with pre-sale tickets notably shifting in just 40 minutes.
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