Report: Further Details On Why AEW Booked All In At Wembley Stadium

AEW are set to run the historic Wembley Stadium for All In in August

UK wrestling fans have long awaited the return of professional wrestling to Wembley Stadium, with no major events taking place in the iconic London stadium since WWE SummerSlam 1992. However, few would have predicted that All Elite Wrestling would book the venue for the first UK show, with All In set for Wembley on August 27, 2023.

The decision to run Wembley Stadium caught wrestling fans by surprise, with many assuming AEW would run Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage, due to AEW President Tony Khan serving as Director of Football for the London club, never mind the fact that the smaller capacity of Craven Cottage would be less of a gamble for their first foray into the UK market.

A new report from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggests that AEW made the decision to run Wembley based on numerous factors, with the location of Craven Cottage within a residential area as well as logistical issues with stages, lighting, and other technical specifications rendering it cost ineffective. August 27 is also after the 2023/24 Premier League season begins.

The report does state that Khan wants to run an AEW show at Fulham’s home ground someday.

Tony Khan previously revealed why he booked All In for Wembley instead of Craven Cottage. Read more here.

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