A report has stated that AEW is confident in its ability to run larger venues, following AEW Rampage: The First Dance in the United Center.
The August 20 episode of AEW Rampage, featuring the debut of CM Punk, took place in front of over 12,000 fans. More recently, it was reported that following the promotion’s upcoming New York debut in September, AEW will run the UBS Arena in December.
The UBS Arena can hold 17,000 fans for hockey and over 18,000 fans for concerts. As per Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net, AEW is confident in the locker-room’s ability to fill seats, with a source reportedly saying:
“If you have legit headliner talent it equals the confidence to run in larger venues.”
Not only does AEW have a deal with CM Punk, it has been reported that Daniel Bryan will debut for the promotion at All Out on September 5. Tony Khan recently noted that he couldn’t confirm Bryan’s signing, but stated that “multiple additions” to the roster are coming.
All Out will air from the NOW Arena, with around 10,000 fans expected to attend the AEW pay-per-view.
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