While AEW Dynamite may not air in its regular time slot tonight due to the NBA playoffs, Tony Khan made a huge announcement to get AEW’s fanbase excited earlier this morning. Khan has revealed that All Elite Wrestling will make its New York debut in September at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
This will be the biggest venue All Elite Wrestling has ever competed in, and if they manage to sell it, it should be quite the scene to see on TNT in September when they go live for their ‘Grand Slam’ edition. From AEW Dynamite.
Chris Jericho spoke to the New York Daily News about AEW’s coming to New York City, and The Champion is delighted the company is moving on to its next chapter after the COVID-19 pandemic:
“It’s a really cool ending to the chapter of our lives that we all want to go through,” said Chris Jericho. “It’s a trumpet call that AEW is back on the road at the highest level. He is ready to take control of New York. It is a celebration. It is a victory. We will be recognized as the coolest wrestling company in the world today. What the fans can expect is what we did, just at a higher intensity level and a higher energy level because the people in the crowd give us more inspiration and more energy and more reward for what we do.
Chris Jericho knows that the New York market is considered a “WWE stronghold”. Still, he thinks people are excited to see the fight play out a little differently and that AEW will prove it by going to a place WWE has never been before:
“We’ve spread to a lot of people who are just excited to see a different style of wrestling after being fed the same dish for over 20 years,” Jericho said. “One of the reasons AEW has been so successful is that we’re different from WWE and it’s obvious. We do things differently from the way they do. It is a very successful business, especially in the New York market. It is a stronghold of the WWE. But there are a lot of people out there who are excited to see things done a little differently and I think that’s one of the reasons we’re making our New York debut at a stage where WWE has never before. summer. I’m sure we could have gone to the Garden or the Barclays Center, but these have a WWE brush on them. Let’s go somewhere else and make it our New York market. Let’s go to Arthur Ashe Stadium and it now becomes an AEW stronghold in the middle of New York, which is a McMahon country.
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