AEW will hold its biggest event ever on August 27 when they travel to the UK for the first time to pack Wembley Stadium with their All In pay-per-view.
AEW’s largest attendance to date is 20,177 at Arthur Ashe Stadium for AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2021. Wembley Stadium can hold roughly 90,000 fans.
Speaking to Tim & Eli on Battleground, Chris Jericho weighed in on AEW heading to Wembley and his expectations for the event.
“From a business standpoint, it was a great move and big time move for Tony Khan to book Wembley. There have been a couple of times over the years; first time in Toronto, ‘Should have booked a stadium.’ First time in Los Angeles, ‘Should have booked a stadium.’ This time, our first time in the UK, ‘Should’ve booked a stadium,’ we do, and of course, people are like, ‘You’re crazy. It’s too big.’ We could have done the O2, which is a great arena, we could have done Craven Cottage, which is the venue Tony owns, I believe, with Fulham. Going to Wembley is like, ‘Hold my beer, check this shit out.’ It’s going to be massive and has the potential to sell even more than what the pundits are expecting because I think it’s going to be a cultural event. The fact is, when something becomes cool, that’s when more people want to go. Not to mention the fact that we have a huge television presence and a huge fanbase in the UK. I’m not guaranteeing it or predicting it, but it wouldn’t surprise me if we ended up with 60,000 to 70,000 people in that joint,” said Jericho.
Jericho noted that the event could be similar to a Metallica concert in a stadium or the Super Bowl, where it’s the cool place to be and hang out.
Chris Jericho Says AEW All In At Wembley Stadium Is Going To Be A Cultural Event