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All Elite Wrestling details plans for landmark Wembley event

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The All Elite Wrestling promotion has announced plans for its biggest ever event at London’s Wembley Stadium on August 27.

The show, entitled AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium, will mark AEW’s first event outside of North America and the first time that Wembley has staged a professional wrestling event in more than 30 years.

Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on May 5, with fans in the UK able to pre-register for early access via Ticketmaster.

The founder and co-owner of AEW is Tony Khan, son of Shahid Khan, who owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Premier League football club Fulham. The Jaguars regularly play games at Wembley and in 2018 Shahid Khan submitted a bid to buy the stadium, only to drop the plans after stating that the offer had proven more divisive than expected.

AEW’s announcement comes as the promotion experiences strong TV viewership figures in the UK, where it has a broadcast agreement with ITV. The Wembley event will be produced in conjunction with Live Nation Entertainment.

Tony Khan said: “The UK is one of the most important markets in professional wrestling, and AEW is coming in hot as the number one wrestling company in the UK on television.

“We want our debut in London to be epic in scale, and there’s no better venue than Wembley Stadium to deliver what I know will be one of the greatest events in AEW’s history. This April also marks 100 years of Warner Bros. and 100 years of Wembley Stadium – it’s a fitting time to come together for ‘AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium’.”

AEW’s current attendance record is 20,177, which was set during an event at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2021.

In other news, Wembley will host football’s National League promotion final for the first time since 2020, it has been announced. The match will take place on May 13 and kick off at 3pm.

The match has traditionally been held at Wembley, but in 2021 the fixture was moved to Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City, amid restrictions on fan attendance due to COVID-19 and ahead of Wembley’s use as a Euro 2020 host venue.

Last year, the match took place at London Stadium, home of West Ham United.