Tony Khan Opens Up About AEW All In Venue Choice

Tony Khan Opens Up About AEW All In Venue Choice AEW

AEW All In takes place on August 27 at Wembley Stadium in London, England despite beliefs the UK debut would be at Khan-owned Craven Cottage.

Craven Cottage serves as the home of the Fulham FC soccer team that is owned by Shad Khan with his son, Tony, also involved.

With reportedly over 65,000 tickets already distributed for the event, more tickets have now been sold than would have been possible at Craven Cottage.

Tony Khan recently discussed his venue choice on TalkWRESTLING, saying:

“Those are two of my favorite places in the world. Craven Cottage is literally a home to me. I would love to do any big event in Craven Cottage. Wembley offered several things that we just couldn’t possibly do at the Cottage.

“In this case, the load in, logistically at Craven Cottage was going to be pretty much impossible. It would have been really hard to make it a big scale event there based on how challenging it would be load set, the ring, and all the elements for a big wrestling show into Craven Cottage.

“The Cottage was built in 1879. We’ve done a lot of renovation, to say the least, on the riverside in recent years, but Wembley offered us a less challenging load in, and also the ability to sell many times more tickets.

“We’ve already sold twice as many tickets as we could have sold at Craven Cottage. I really wish that would have come off, but Wembley is also one of my favorite places in the world.

“This is, to be honest, my first choice of where to do the show, at Wembley Stadium.”

Wembley Stadium has a capacity of 90,000 while Craven Cottage has a capacity of 25,700.

No matches have, at the time of writing, been announced for the August 27 show, with AEW having Double of Nothing as their next major PPV on May 28.

Here are the results from the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus attacked TNT Champion Wardlow with a ladder, setting up Cage vs Wardlow in a ladder match at Double Or Nothing

Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy def. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty

Sammy Guevara def. Exodus Prime

Karen Jarrett appeared and helped Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt attack FTR

Toni Storm & Ruby Soho def. Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker

The 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing for Orange Cassidy’s International Championship was announced

Tony Khan announced upcoming dates and locations for AEW Collision, but said the location of the premiere would be revealed next week

Roderick Strong def. Chris Jericho in a Falls Count Anywhere match thanks to help from Adam Cole

Jack Perry def. Rush

Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara ran out to help Perry when he was being attacked by Le Faccion Ingobernables

Jay White def. Ricky Starks via DQ when Starks used a steel chair that had been introduced by White’s partner Juice Robinson

Don Callis came to address turning on Kenny Omega, which turned into a big brawl between the Blackpool Combat Club and The Elite, including Adam Page returning and rejoining The Elite and setting up an Anarchy in the Arena match for Double Or Nothing

Transcript from Fightful.

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